Just because it's an old adage doesn't make it any less true: an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. Just ask the doctors at each American Dental of Florida location. At their practices, they avoid using the term "disease care." It's not because they don't know the ins and outs of tooth decay and periodontal disease; rather, they simply prefer to focus more on nipping possible problems in the bud instead of going through invasive treatments to fix their eventual aftermath. During regular exams and cleanings, they teach their patients how to clean, floss, and properly brush. They also point out habits to avoid—like consuming too much sugar, which is basically tooth enamel's evil twin. Of course, sometimes they still spot a cavity or other tooth trouble spot. Luckily, these dentists attend regular lectures and conventions that cover the latest techniques for procedures such as root canals and dental implants. They're also masters of cosmetic procedures as well, from single veneers to complete mouth restorations.
Even with the self-restraint to avoid candy and barroom brawls, it's possible for teeth to decay over time. At Academia Dental of Coral Springs, Dr. Burak Taskonak repairs tooth decay with durable, natural-looking implants, crowns, and porcelain veneers. He and his staff also create custom teeth-whitening trays that can be used to remove discoloration caused by drinking coffee or failing to close one's mouth while tanning.
At Coral Springs Smiles, a team of dentists coaxes smiles out of hiding with a vast menu of preventative and cosmetic services. They keep troublesome teeth from causing chaos and crookedness through wisdom-tooth extractions and braces and patch up cracks and damage with porcelain crowns and bridges. The team also performs root canals, installs dental implants, and whitens teeth during in-office whitening sessions.
At SEDA Dental, Drs. Kenneth D. Rubinstein and Alexander I. Wang head a team of implant specialists, periodontic surgeons, and dentists at six locations. The team combines their individual skills in general, family, and restorative dental services to beautify and maintain smiles. Their patient-oriented philosophy is evident in their free consultations and x-rays for those without insurance and in the offices’ arsenal of advanced dental techniques. Porcelain veneers gussy up damaged or discolored teeth, and mercury-free fillings fill enamel holes without the toxicity of metal amalgams or recently chopped wood.
After receiving his doctor of dental medicine degree, Dr. Diego Azar turned his attention to dental implants. He sought training on the subject and ultimately started to specialize in replacing missing teeth with the faux teeth. The procedure is one of many restorative and cosmetic dentistry services that he and his staff perform—along with whitening teeth, pinkening gums, and inserting inlays, crowns, fixed bridges, and veneers made from enamel-colored porcelain.