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.
The highly trained dental do-gooders at Taylor Orthodontics investigate inconsistencies in oral architecture and meticulously fashion mouths with a variety of state-of-the-art orthodontic technologies. An initial exam, including panoramic and cephalometric x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The Invisalign process ($2,000–$8,000) eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. Incognito braces implement computer-aided design technology and robotic wire bending to shape 100% customizable brackets, form-fitted and placed behind the teeth, and traditional metal, colored, and clear-ceramic braces strive to straighten out teeth with their traditional tough love.
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.
Family Dentistry of South Florida's courageous league of dentists serves, protects, and brightens pearly whites with a lineup of preventive and cosmetic services. During the Zoom! whitening treatment, an enamel advocate isolates teeth from gums before coating each gumstone in a light-activated hydrogen peroxide gel. Discolored teeth then bask under the glow of a special lamp that restores incandescence to chompers in about one hour. A single smile-enhancing session can whiten cuisine crushers up to eight shades, flushing away the effects of chugging coffee, swirling wine, and biting rainbows.
Teeth are in the Cherry family’s blood, which explains why they never get bitten by vampires. It also explains why Dr. Robert followed in his father’s footsteps by graduating from Temple University's dental school. As a child, Robert spent countless hours learning from his dad at the family practice, which operated from inside the Cherry's Pennsylvania home. Now, with more than 40 years of professional practice tied to his own name, Dr. Robert tackles tooth issues alongside Dr. Thomas Leonard, a man with a comparable passion for the craft. Together, the cavity-combatting duo joins forces to offer a variety of services, including emergency care, inside a state-of-the-art facility stocked with modern technology—a far cry from the humble Cherry family home, and an even further cry from the DIY dental tips slipped inside every pack of baseball cards during that era.