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Understanding bruxism and how it impacts your smile

Approximately 25 million adults in America experience a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that causes patients to inadvertently clench and grind their teeth and jaw, often during the day or while they sleep. When this happens, it can cause extensive damage to the natural teeth and dental restoration, in addition to increasing…

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How GERD impacts your oral health

GERD, which is sometimes referred to as acid reflux disease, is a condition that affects millions of Americans. The condition occurs when the muscle positioned at the end of the esophagus does not close as necessary and opens when it should not. This can cause digestive juices from the stomach to come up through the…

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How to prevent “mask mouth”

The year 2020 was a whirlwind with a global pandemic dramatically changing our lives. As we are well into 2021, a lot of things are still the same, including the recommendation for wearing masks. However, many patients come to our practice complaining about dealing with “mask mouth.” Mask mouth is a term that is used…

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Making healthy choices to improve your smile’s health

With the Easter holiday approaching, we may find ourselves eating foods and snacks that we don’t typically indulge in—especially Easter candy! If you are worried about your oral health and wellness during this time, the team at Gonzalez Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, Florida can provide some insight on how to make healthy choices to…

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Enjoy greater confidence with the help of cosmetic dentistry

When was the last time you smiled at someone else and truly felt confident in your appearance? If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, you may find that you don’t exude the same amount of confidence as maybe you have in the past. Over time, changes can occur to the smile, including…

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Five cosmetic concerns that can be addressed with porcelain veneers

Have you dreamt of waking up with a beautiful smile similar to the celebrities on the red carpet? Little do people know, top starts with attractive, perfect smiles were often not born with them. Instead, these celebrities have utilized porcelain veneers to achieve their look. Miley Cyrus, Tom Cruise, and other Hollywood elite have invested…

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Why are dental cleanings every six months essential?

Many men and women believe that if they brush their teeth twice a day, floss after meals, and don’t have pain or discomfort in their smile, they can skip their routine dental appointments. Instead, this often leads to patients developing a host of problems, such as sudden root infections, deep cavities, and periodontal disease. In…

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How a healthy heart can be achieved with healthy teeth and gums

Behind every beautiful smile is healthy teeth and gums. Your gum frame your smile, and provide the foundation for your teeth. Patients who suffer from conditions such as periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” may find that not only is their smile’s health at risk, but also its function and beauty. Science continually links inflammation from…

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What to look for when seeking a new, quality dental practice

Regardless of if you are considering a change or are new in town, finding a new dentist can be overwhelming. Many patients might not know where to start when it comes to seeking out a reliable, quality, affordable dentist or dental team. Dr. Gonzalez comes routinely referred by word of mouth in the area of…

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Pembroke Pines dentist offers affordable dentistry

At Gonzalez Dental Care, we understand that for some patients, obtaining affordable dental care may seem out of reach—especially for those who do not have dental insurance. Even those who have dental insurance may still find that they are left with an out-of-pocket cost that may be difficult to cover. Our dental team in Pembroke…

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