Congratulations to Ms Alcide, our first contest winner!

Whitening contest at Bravo Dental Patient DoctorCongratulations to Shelda Alcide on her Take advantage of our January whitening 40% off Special!
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Win a Glo Whitening Treatment Kit

Win a free GLO at home and office whitening kitWe’re launching our first patient contest at Bravo Dental.
If you ever wanted a whiter smile, this is you chance to get a free office treatment and at home kit !

It’s very easy to enter. Just leave us a positive review at any of our social media pages – Bravo Dental’s Facebook page, Bravo Dental’s Yelp page or our Google map listing

You can find more information at our contest page:
http://bravo-dental.com/contest/

Days before the end of contest:

Best of luck to everyone!

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Love is in the air – Whitening promotion during the month of February

Whitening promotion at Bravo Dental

Glo Science Pro – Whitening Kit

There are many types of smiles, and there are many types of whitening.
During the month of February Bravo Dental is happy to announce a new promotion for our web subscribers: All office whitening, at home whitening kits, with and without light kit have a special promotion.
The GLO Brilliant™ Personal Teeth Whitening Device reinvents the experience of teeth whitening using patented G.L.O. (Guided Light Optic) technology, combining professional elements of heat and light built into a one of a kind – closed system mouthpiece that accelerates the whitening process, preventing the whitening oxygens from escaping the tooth surface, bombarding the stains and making the whitening process more effective and more efficient.

Used with our innovating whitening gel G-Vials that contain a minty fresh, stay put formula that adheres to your teeth without getting on gums and other soft tissue. This avoids the problems of sensitivity common with other whitening methods.

Promotion is good only for the month of February! Take your smile to the next level with both office and at a home kit!

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Let’s celebrate; all porcelain veneers are 40% off during December

Bravo Dental Veneers December promotionDecember marks the end of the year, so we have save the best for last: We’re launching our first promotion ever for all Bravo Dental web subscribers. If you always wanted to improve your smile, this is a great opportunity to save:

Begin the holidays season with a special discount, 40%  in on all porcelain veneers.

Here’s another reason to celebrate the holiday season!

If you have discolored, uneven or simply plain unattractive teeth, porcelain veneers are a great way to achieve that fresh, new look.  All porcelain veneers will include an automatic 40% discount on its fee for Bravo Dental’s online subscribers.

Mariana H is a patient of Bravo Dental. She got porcelain veneers at our office a few months ago. She’s very happy with the end results, but it’s better if you see it by yourself:

Porcelain veneers represent one of the breakthroughs in modern cosmetic dentistry.
Veneers are a thin shells of porcelain that are used to cover the surface of decayed, discolored teeth. Veneers are bonded directly to the teeth and look completely natural and last a lifetime. They don’t change over time; they’re stain resistant, can cover imperfections such as gaps, chips and stains.
We want you to begin 2016 with a brand new smile.  Take advantage of this opportunity only available during the month of December at Bravo Dental.

Call us today to take care of this promotion during the month of December. (305) 945-9333

 

 

This promotion cannot be combined with insurances and It’s for the porcelain veneer only. Cost associated with the treatment are separate.
* Some restrictions apply, offer cannot be combined. Please consult with the staff at Bravo Dental

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What is scaling and root planning?

It’s widely recommended by dentist to do a simple common cleaning every six months. Yet, there are some times when a simple cleaning is not enough and a scaling and root planning is required. Sometimes refereed as a deep cleaning or conventional periodontal therapy, is a treatment that has as an objective to remove plaque, of a soft yellow-grayish substance, that adheres to the surface of the tooth. Through proper eradication of cavities, the treatment prevents the arrival of gum diseases. Deep root cleaning procedure consists of two parts, root planing and scaling.

Scaling and root planning

Scaling and root planning

Plaque accumulation tends to be more severe at the gumline. Since its proximity to the gum tissue, the bacterial plaque begin to irritate and infect gums. This infection is known as gingivitis, which means inflammation of the gingiva, and it’s usually characterized by swelling, redness and bleeding gums.

Is anesthesia necessary ?

Local anesthesia is very often used during the treatment, depending upon several factors such as the depth of the cavity, need of the patient and pain experienced by the patient.

Periodontal disease might result in bone loss. It’s very important to consult with your dentist at Bravo Dental for an accurate diagnostic.

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Protecting oral health from a young age

Promote Healthy habits for your child - protecting oral health from a young age

Promote healthy brushing from an early age.

Establishing common habits and routines can be a very successful technique for your baby, toddler and child. From a nightly routine to a daily activity chronogram, studies have shown how beneficial this type of daily structure can be for child’s overall development and personality.
Creating a good habit, as with proper oral hygiene for your child, has many advantages.
Rewards can be quantified not on golden stars or extra TV/Computer time, but on paving the road for an overall healthy oral routine that can help your child’s oral and overall health.

Creating a smart and fun way of brushing will only make the entire process more enjoyable for you and your child, here are a couple of ideas:

  • Find a fun toothbrush and toothbrush holder: There are plenty of great dental gadgets that promote oral health in a fun way. Everyone enjoy character toothbrushes, and a toothbrush holder provides a sanitary storage spot.  When your child identifies the toothbrush holder to be casually at the bathroom, the whole activity will be transform into a play activity.
  • Flip roles: As parents we sometimes want to complete brushing as effective as possible, and this is good, but not always fun for your child. Take a step back, and try to flip things around. Let your child brush your teeth. not only this will be a lot of fun for both of you, but it will also provide a connection between the activity for both of you. .. Because at the end, we all need to brush, don’t we ?

If any of this tips don’t help with establishing a daily ritual with your child, it might be a good idea to call reinforcements. Making an appointment with Dr. Bravo at Bravo Dental might help your child lose the apprehension towards brushing.
Brushing is a fundamental necessity to avoid cavities in your child.

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Preventing the unexpected

BLS CPR course training at Bravo Dental North Miami Beach

Preventing the unexpected is not always possible but expecting the unexpected can be invaluable for individuals and specially important for every health provider at large. We, at Bravo Dental, hold this to be very true.

Last December all our staff attended a CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and basic BLS (Basic Life Support) course training. The importance of knowing how to act on those first crucial and valuable minutes can define the successful outcome of a patient at cardiac arrest. Having the proper skill set while faced with an emergency can mean the successful resuscitation of a patient in critical condition.

As a rule of thumb, the first and foremost important thing to do while face with a possible stroke victim is to call 911.

The AHA (American Heart Association) recommended steps for resuscitation are known as DRS CAB:

  1. Check for Danger
  2. Check for a Response
  3. Send for help
  4. C directs rescuers to perform 30 Compressions to patients who are unresponsive and not breathing normally, followed by 2 rescue breaths
  5. A directs rescuers to open the Airway
  6. B directs rescuers to check Breathing but no need to deliver rescue breaths
  7. D directs rescuers to attach an AED as soon as it is available and follow prompts

If you are interested in being prepared for an emergency, it’s important to be educated and certified. Find a local BLS class and gain the tool set and knowledge necessary.

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5 Tips to Avoid that Bad Breath

5 Tips to Avoid bad Breath

Everyone feels uncomfortable when they discover they have bad breath.
Here are a few tips you can have in mind in order to avoid it.

Diet

The food you consume can produce bad breath in your mouth. This can happen even hours after eating. Coffee, onions and garlic are typical culprits of bad breath but eggs, peppers and cheese can sometimes also cause bad breath. Be sure to always carry a toothbrush with you after ingesting any of this products

Drink plenty of fluids

Lack of proper hydration has a direct relationship with halitosis (bad breath). Halitosis can be the product of a dry mouth as well as prescription medication.

Tobacco and Cigarettes

Tobacco products increase the chances of having bad breath. It dries your mouth,  and due to its odor, can produce a foul smell in your mouth. Read more ›

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Why do I need a Mouthguard ?

Mouthguards

If you play a sport or are active in things like skateboarding or snowboarding, it’s a good idea to wear a mouthguard. It may feel funny at first, but mouthguards are the best thing you can do to protect your teeth from getting broken or knocked out. They cushion blows that would otherwise cause injuries to the lips and face and sometimes even jaw fractures. There are different kinds of mouthguards; ask your dentist which one is right for you.

Mouthguards

Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would suddenly be affected.

Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Knowing how to prevent injuries like these is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities.

When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. In fact, studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouthguard. While collision and contact sports, such as boxing, are higher-risk sports for the mouth, you can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.

There are three types of mouthguards:

  • Custom-fitted. These are made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized, usually offer the best fit.

  • Stock. These are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. Unfortunately, they often don’t fit very well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.

  • Boil and bite. These mouth protectors can be bought at many sporting goods stores and drugstores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They are first softened in water (boiled), then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth.

The best mouthguard is one that has been custom made for your mouth by your dentist. However, if you can’t afford a custom-fitted mouthguard, you should still wear a stock mouthguard or a boil-and-bite mouthguard from the drugstore. If you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw, your dentist may suggest a mouth protector for these teeth as well.

A properly fitted mouthguard may be especially important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries.

Talk to your dentist or orthodontist about selecting a mouthguard that will provide the best protection. Although mouthguards typically only cover the upper teeth, your dentist or orthodontist may suggest that you use a mouthguard on the lower teeth if you have braces on these teeth too.

If you have a retainer or other removable appliance, do not wear it during any contact sports.

Some tips for caring for your mouthguard:

  • rinse before and after each use or brush with a toothbrush and toothpaste

  • occasionally clean the mouthguard in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly

  • transport the mouthguard in a sturdy container that has vents

  • never leave the mouthguard in the sun or in hot water

  • check for wear and tear to see if it needs replacing

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Healthy Habits

Brushing and Flossing

Want to avoid cavities? Brushing twice a day with toothpaste, flossing once a day, and limiting sugary snacks and beverages is how you do it. It’s simple but sometimes life gets busy and you might be tempted to skip it. Don’t. A bright smile makes you feel good inside and out. Make sure to see your dentist regularly, too.

Some things to protect your smile

Sealants

Dental sealants are a type of special plastic coating that act as a barrier, protecting cavity-prone areas. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth and are sometimes used to cover deep pits and grooves in other teeth. Sealing a tooth is fast and easy. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing but sometimes a reapplication is needed. Talk to your dentist about sealants. Remember: Just because you have sealants doesn’t mean you don’t have to brush and floss every day. Sealants are added protection against decay.

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