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June 24, 2014

Sedation an Ideal Way to Relax at Dentist Office

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL-Imagine if you could be relaxed and carefree at your next dental appointment. You’d be without anxiety, pain or any other negative feeling.

It sounds too good to be true, right?

Unfortunately, one out of seven people suffer from some form of dental anxiety. But those who avoid seeing the dentist on a regular basis are really just doing more harm to their oral health.

Sedation dentistry has quickly become a popular choice amongst these patients. Whether you need a root canal or a standard cleaning, you may benefit from sedative medication.

At Sleep Dentists in Fort Lauderdale, patients can choose to be at peace with general anesthesia, twilight sleep or nitrous oxide gas.

With general anesthesia, patients are completely unconscious during their dental work. Patients with the highest level of dental phobia typically select this option.

Twilight sleep is associated with moderate sedation. With this choice, patients gradually become groggy enough that they actually fall asleep during their procedure. However, as opposed to general anesthesia, patients can be awakened with a gentle shake.

We implement nitrous oxide gas for our minimal sedation option. Combined with oxygen, this gas helps you relax. Because our dentists can control the amount of sedation that patients receive, the gas wears off fairly quickly.

In our dentistry, our top goal is assuring the safety and comfort of patients. Sleep dentistry provides a fantastic treatment alternative to those who are fearful of the dentist, are in need of extensive dental work or are handicapped and have special needs.

We may also propose a form of sedation dentistry for patients who have a bad gag reflex or very sensitive teeth.
You may be wondering about the safety of sedation dentistry. Our professional staff always goes through an extensive process prior to administering a sedative.

These steps include:

  • Reviewing your medical history to determine whether you are a candidate for sleep dentistry
  • Understanding the proper dosage for you based on age, health and any other applicable reasoning
  • Going over risks of sedation dentistry

 

Once you are cleared to move forward with sleep dentistry, rest assured that your dental care is in the great hands of our experienced professionals.

Enjoy being able to relax during your dental appointment. If you’ve been putting off seeing a dentist, we encourage you to contact us regarding the sleep dentistry option.

Sleep Dentists are trusted providers of general and cosmetic dentistry in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Please contact our offices to learn more.

© 2014 Millionairium and Sleep Dentists.  Authorization to post is granted, with the stipulation that Millionairium and Sleep Dentists are credited as sole source. Linking to other sites from this press release is strictly prohibited, with the exception of herein imbedded links.

June 16, 2014

Secondhand Smoke Could Be Factor in Health of Adult and Children’s Teeth

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL– It looks like adults now have another reason to quit smoking. According to an article published by The Journal of the American Dental Association, a link exists between secondhand smoke and health of teeth.

Though additional research needs to be done, it’s safe to say that dentists find the information concerning, particularly Dr. Lee Weiss. Some of the major factors for high-cavity risk include poor oral hygiene habits, low fluoride exposure and a diet high in refined carbohydrates.

Dentists have become accustomed to advising a healthier diet and oral care routine as ways for patients to combat cavities.

But if secondhand smoke proves to be a significant challenge in maintaining healthy teeth, dentists will have additional advice with regard to avoiding cavities.

Dr. Weiss emphasizes that secondhand smoke is a major concern for all health, including dental and full body.
Cavities, tooth decay that has destroyed enamel, are the most chronic disease in young people ages 6-19, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As a way to improve the health of all Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes to reduce the occurrence of cavities in children by 10 percent within the next six years.

At Comfort Dentists and Sleep Dentists, we encourage proper oral hygiene habits for all ages. Those that make it part of their daily routine are less likely to experience cavities and other dental obstacles down the road.

Our practice focuses on prevention. And because we truly care about the well-being of our patients, we do a full oral cancer exam using VELscope, the worldwide leader in early discovery of oral tissue abnormalities.

If you’re looking for a dentist that will get you back to ideal oral care, give us a call. Our treatments are state-of-the-art and effective.

We know that you will love the results.

Comfort Dentists and Sleep Dentists are trusted providers of cosmetic and general dentistry in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Please contact our offices to learn more.

© 2014 Millionairium, Sleep Dentists and Comfort Dentists.  Authorization to post is granted, with the stipulation that Millionairium, Sleep Dentists and Comfort Dentists are credited as sole source. Linking to other sites from this press release is strictly prohibited, with the exception of herein imbedded links.

May 25, 2014

National Stroke Awareness Month at Sleep Dentists

Fort Lauderdale, Florida– May is National Stroke Awareness Month at Sleep Dentists, your Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic Dentistry specialists. We are committed to your health first and foremost, so we want you to be aware of the signs and symptoms of strokes for yourself and your loved ones.

Studies show that 80% of strokes can be prevented through the help of healthcare professionals. We aim to inform our clients on healthy mouths and bodies, including certain risk factors that increase the chances of a stroke.

A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to the brain. Brain cells die which causes damage to the brain. This causes terrible consequences, including physical, cognitive and emotional functioning.

When brain cells die during a stroke, physical abilities that are controlled by that area of the brain could potentially fail. Those abilities could include your speech, movement and memory.  Recovery after a stroke is often a lifelong process for everyone impacted by this event. Some people recover fully from a stroke while others face challenges for the rest of their lives.

In order to evaluate a stroke situation, look for the following symptoms:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding others
  • Sudden vision problems in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • A sudden headache with no reasonable cause

If you show any symptoms, call an ambulance. To decrease your risk of stroke, we encourage all our patients not to smoke or use tobacco products. You should also implement healthy eating habits and reduce your use of alcohol. Increasing physical activity can also help reduce stroke risk.

Some risk factors are out of your control. Uncontrollable risk factors include being over age 55, being male, being African American, Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islander, or having a family history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Controllable risk factors include:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Circulation Problems
  • Tobacco Use and Smoking
  • Alcohol Use
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Obesity

By working with a doctor who can prescribe medications and advise lifestyle changes towards a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent a potential stroke. The
National Stroke Association created an easy-to-use tool called a Stroke Risk Scorecard. The Scorecard gives people an idea of their personal risk of stroke.

We recommend you assess your risk of stroke and discuss your results with a doctor to help treat any controllable risk factors. For all of your dentistry needs or oral health issues, give your Fort Lauderdale sedation dentistry experts a call at 954-715-6594.

© 2014 Millionairium and Sleep Dentists. Authorization to post is granted, with the stipulation that Millionairium and Sleep Dentists are credited as sole source. Linking to other sites from this press release is strictly prohibited, with the exception of herein imbedded links.

July 29, 2008

Invisalign – Improving your Health not just your smile

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 12:50 pm

As a hygienist I am so excited to see the results from my patients
who are currently straightening their teeth with Invisalign. After years
of cleaning their teeth, I now see a remarkable change within just a few
months of wearing their Invisalign aligners. With less tartar and plaque
build-up their gums are much healthier. My patients have acknowledged
to me that flossing is much easier now and that their teeth feel cleaner!
Want more information on how Invisalign can improve your health and smile. Give us a call 954-424-6500
Bonni Tandet, R.D.H.

April 4, 2008

Ft Lauderdale Invisalign Dentist

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 10:54 am

Watch our new presentation on Invisalign and the effects Invisalign will have on your smile. Have you always wanted a straight smile but did not like the looks of braces? Invisalign is the answer you have been looking for.

For more information on Invisalign or to request an appointment visit the sedation dentists.

April 2, 2008

Is what you are eating effecting your teeth?

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 7:14 am

Is what you eat affecting your teeth?
Many common drinks and snacks such as fruit, yogurt and soft drinks may be contributing to permanent damage to our teeth. The break down of our teeth by acid that leads to decay is more commonly known as tooth erosion.
How your teeth are affected
Soft drinks and other foods which contain acids work over time to breakdown a tooth’s surface. By sipping or holding drinks in your mouth before swallowing, the enamel can dissolve,
thinning your teeth. Eventually the tooth’s enamel will lose its shape and change color due to the repeated exposure to acid. Also, frequent consumption of foods with a low pH value including fresh fruit, yogurt, honey and raisins can contribute to erosion.
What you can do to help prevent tooth erosion?
It is important to remember it’s not what you eat and drink that matters but how you consume the harmful foods. To help prevent tooth erosion, people who consume acidic foods should wait at a minimum of 20 minutes before brushing their teeth in order to not destroy the weakened enamel. Acidic foods should be consumed within a five minute period instead of snacking on them throughout the day. It is also important to be aware of habits such as sucking on lemons or swishing soda in your mouth which prolong the exposure of your teeth to the harmful acid.
Drs. Leff, Weiss, Waldee and Associates may also perform dentin bonding to help prevent tooth erosion. This procedure is when the teeth are painted with a very thin layer of dentin to help prevent further tooth erosion.
Source: “Improper Consumption Of Acidic Foods Could Lead To Destroyed Enamel.” Science Daily, June 26, 2007.

December 26, 2007

Invisalign Now Available!

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 8:47 am

The office of Drs. Leff, Weiss, Waldee and Associates is happy
to announce that we will now be offering Invisalign to all our
patients who are interested in improving their smile.
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth. Invisalign gradually
straightens your teeth using a series of custom-made, removable,
nearly invisible aligners.
The benefits of Invisalign include:
You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing
You can brush & floss normally
You can eat & drink what you want during treatment
You are more comfortable because there are no wires or
metal brackets causing mouth irritation

Please call our office at 954-424-6500 for an appointment if you
are interested in Invisalign. As a CareCredit provider we can
assist you with financing your beautiful new smile.
call us today at 954-424-6500 for a free consultation.

November 24, 2007

Cosmetic Options

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 11:01 am

At the office of Drs. Leff, Weiss, Waldee and Associates we offer
several different cosmetic procedures. The following is a sampling
of what we can provide our patients:
Restorations – otherwise known as fillings and used to prevent tooth
decay from spreading. Amalgam fillings are a mixture of metals
that provide a hard and stable restoration. Composite fillings
are a silicate resin that fills in areas that are chipped, cracked or
discolored.
Veneers – a thin shell that covers the front of the tooth. Veneers can
help fill in spaces, straighten slightly crooked teeth and change
the tooth shade.
Implants – the permanent replacement of a missing tooth .
Whitening – lightens the darkening of teeth caused by aging, food
and drink. A custom made mouthguard and bleaching gel are
provided for at home use.
Our office performs all of the above cosmetic options in addition
to sedation dentistry
. At Leff, Weiss, Waldee and Associates we
can address all your dental needs.

August 13, 2007

Implant Supported Dentures

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 8:53 am

Do you have an upper or lower denture? Are you happy with the fit
and feel of that denture? Often people with upper and especially lower
dentures deal with the very common problem of lack of retention on a daily
basis. A loose fitting denture is more than an inconvenience or an
occasional embarrassment in social situations. Loose fitting dentures can
lead to poor nutrition by causing you to avoid certain hard to chew foods
like green vegetables. Fortunately Dr Weiss Waldee and Associates has the
solution. Implant therapy is an excellent way to give your dentures new
life. With dental implants the denture retention and stability is greatly
enhanced. This not only can increase your comfort and nutrition it can
change the way you feel about yourself. If you’ve been suffering with loose
fitting dentures its time to make a change for the better with dental
implants
.

June 24, 2007

Ft. Lauderdal Dentistry – Implant Dentistry

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 3:14 pm

Nothing is more upsetting than losing a tooth. We at Dr Leff, Weiss, and
Waldee understand how tooth loss can affect your smile as well as your self
confidence. That is why we offer the latest technology in dental implants.
Dental implants are a tooth root replacement used to replace one or more
missing teeth or to help in the retention and function of existing dentures.
If you have lost a tooth or have a denture that is loose make an
appointment for an implant consult today!

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