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By Life Dental Care
July 05, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentisry  

Do you wish your misaligned, discolored, or chipped teeth were straight, white, and perfect? Does your smile cause you to feel cosmetic dentistryself-conscious? If so, you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry procedures. Cosmetic dentistry can overhaul your smile to give you a grin you are proud of. Find out more about cosmetic dentistry with help from your Deerfield Beach, FL cosmetic dentists at Life Dental Care Cosmetic Dentistry.

What can cosmetic dentistry do for me? 
Cosmetic dentistry focuses more on your smile’s overall look than its functionality. Cosmetic dentists are experts in restoring your teeth to give you a smile you love. Cosmetic dentistry can also correct dental problems such as a worn biting surface or missing teeth. Your dentists can work with you to determine the best procedures for you and your dental situation.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in Deerfield Beach, FL

  • Veneers: Veneers are super-thin shells of porcelain which affix to the front surfaces of the teeth to mask their imperfections or abnormalities. Veneers repair dental issues such as chips, cracks, discolorations, misshapen teeth, uneven teeth, and slightly overlapped or gapped teeth.
  • Crowns/Bridges: Crowns and bridges fall under both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Crowns restore the biting surface to a worn down tooth, cover and stabilize teeth with large fillings, and complete a dental implant. Bridges replace a missing tooth by using the teeth surrounding the gap as an anchor for two dental crowns on either side of the bridge.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Orthodontics focus on straightening the teeth and correcting bite issues like overbite or underbite. This benefits the patient by not only giving them a beautiful smile but correcting their mouth’s bite, making eating, chewing, and even swallowing easier.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are the prime tooth replacement option. Effective and permanent, an implant integrates into the jawbone beneath a missing tooth to become part of the mouth rather than relying on the surrounding teeth to hold it in place.
  • Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is a quick and easy procedure which yields dramatic results. You can walk out of your dentist’s office with teeth up to ten shades whiter in just a single session.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry procedures that could benefit you and your smile, please contact Dr. Javier Zawadzky, DMD and Dr. Zulma Canola, DMD at Life Dental Care Cosmetic Dentistry in Deerfield Beach, FL. Call (954) 429-8840 to schedule your appointment to overhaul your smile today!

By Life Dental Care
April 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Looking for a simple way to transform your smile? Porcelain veneers beautify your smile without extensive dental work. Dr. Javier Zawadzky and Dr. Zulma Canola, your Deerfield Beach, FL dentists, explain how porcelain veneers can give you the smile of your dreams.Veneers

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are pieces of porcelain that are no thicker than a fingernail. They fit over the front surfaces of your teeth to conceal a variety of cosmetic dental issues. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit your mouth and are permanently attached to your teeth with dental cement.

Veneers hide a range of problems

Porcelain veneers offer a simple solution to common dental issues, including:

  • Dull or Discolored Teeth: Professional teeth whitening treatment can lighten and brighten your teeth an average of three to eight shades. Unfortunately, sometimes your teeth still aren't as white as you would like after treatment. When you opt for veneers, you choose the exact shade you want. Veneers can brighten your whole smile, but they're also a good choice if just one tooth is discolored due to a large filling or tetracycline treatment.
  • Eroded, Worn, Chipped, or Broken Teeth: Porcelain veneers cover damage and wear that can make you feel self-conscious about your smile.
  • Oddly Shaped Teeth: If your teeth are perfect except for that one tooth that just doesn't look like the others, porcelain veneers offer the perfect way to restore uniformity to your smile. They're a great choice if a tooth is a little crooked or unusually shaped.
  • Gaps: Hate those gaps between your teeth? After your Deerfield Beach dentist applies porcelain veneers, you'll soon forget you ever had them. Veneers are an excellent choice if you need to cover slight gaps. If gaps are large, orthodontic treatment may be needed.

Want to know if porcelain veneers are the ideal solution to your cosmetic dental issue? Call Deerfield Beach, FL dentists, Dr. Javier Zawadzky and Dr. Zulma Canola, at (954) 429-8840 and schedule an appointment today. Transform your smile with veneers!

By Life Dental Care
February 29, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Find out why you should always get a professional dental cleaning every six months.

Have six months already flown by? It may seem like you just saw one of our Deerfield Beach, FL family dentists Dr. Javier Zawadzky or professional cleaningsDr. Zulma Canola just the other day for your dental cleaning. But before you put that cleaning on hold find out why they are so important to your oral health and how they differ from your at-home care.

Why does my Deerfield Beach dentist need to clean my teeth twice a year?

No matter how precise and diligent you are at keeping your teeth clean there are certain bacteria that grow in your mouth that only we have the tools to properly remove. This bacteria is the kind responsible for gum disease, which can also impact your overall health.

It’s also believed that as many as 90 percent of adults have some type of gum disease. But when you come in every six months for routine cleanings we can remove these harmful bacteria and prevent gum disease from affecting your smile.

What goes into a professional teeth cleaning?

Your dentist in Deerfield Beach will need to assess your oral health before deciding which type of cleaning is the best one for your smile.

Traditional Dental Cleaning

The most common type of cleaning is also known as prophylaxis because it removes plaque buildup that your at-home toothbrush can’t remove. During this cleaning, we will also floss and polish your teeth. This type of cleaning is ideal for someone who doesn’t have periodontal disease and who comes in regularly for cleanings.

Full Mouth Debridement

This type of professional dental cleaning is used when someone hasn’t had a cleaning in over a year and there is significant tartar buildup on the teeth.

Gingival Bacterial Reduction

This type of laser cleaning helps to kill the bacteria that are found inside the infected pockets within the gums. This treatment is combined with a traditional dental cleaning to reduce symptoms of gum disease (e.g. bleeding; inflammation; redness) and to return gums to normal.

If it’s time to schedule your next six-month dental cleaning turn to the Deerfield Beach dental experts at Life Dental Care to give you a clean and glowing smile. Call us today to schedule your next visit.

By Life Dental Care
March 25, 2015
Category: Oral Health
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You may think snoring is a minor problem, but it can be a lot more than that. Just ask hoops star Shaquille O'Neal, whose rambunctious snoring bothered his girlfriend enough for her to suspect a health problem. Her observations eventually led to Shaq's diagnosis of moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which occurs when the soft tissue structures at the back of a person's throat, including the tongue, partially close off the upper airway and prevent air from moving into the lungs during sleep. Sometimes airflow can be blocked completely for 10 or more seconds.

When air flow is reduced, blood oxygen levels drop. This leads to brief waking episodes known as “micro-arousals,” which can happen sometimes more than 50 times an hour. The sleeper might not even be aware of this, even while gasping for air. Micro-arousals prevent the person from ever reaching deep, restful sleep.

Besides suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, studies show sleep apnea patients are at higher risks of heart attacks, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, brain damage and strokes. People with sleep apnea also have a higher incidence of work and driving-related accidents.

OSA can be treated in a few different ways. On the advice of his doctor, Shaq opted for a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, which generates pressurized air delivered through a face mask worn while sleeping. The force of the pressurized air opens the airway (windpipe) in the same way as blowing into a balloon does.

For people with milder OSA, or who find they can't tolerate wearing a mask during sleep, an oral appliance supplied by a dental professional might be the answer. Oral appliances are worn in the mouth and are designed to gently reposition the jaw and move the tongue forward away from the back of the throat. Success rates of 80% or more have been reported using oral appliances, depending on the severity of the OSA.

If you would like more information on sleep apnea, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more about sleep apnea by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Snoring & Sleep Apnea.” Dear Doctor also has more on “Sleep Disorders & Dentistry.”

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For years preparing teeth for fillings or other restorations has required the use of a drill. Although quite effective in removing decayed structure and preparing the tooth for bonding, it usually requires a local anesthetic. That and the noise it generates can be unsettling for many patients.

In recent years, a different type of technique known as “air abrasion” has increased in popularity among dentists. Known also as “particle abrasion,” the technique uses a stream of fine particles to remove decayed tooth structure and is less invasive than the traditional drill. Although the technology has been around since the mid-20th Century, recent developments in suction pumps that remove much of the dust created have made it more practical. It also works well with new natural-looking bonding materials used for tooth structure replacement.

The fine particles — usually an abrasive substance like aluminum oxide — are rapidly discharged through a hand-held instrument using pressurized air aimed at affected tooth areas. Decayed teeth structure is softer than healthier tissue, which allows air abrasion to precisely remove decay while not damaging the other.

Besides removing decay or abrading the tooth for bonding, air abrasion can also be used to minimize stained areas on surface enamel and to clean blood, saliva or temporary cements from tooth surfaces during dental procedures. It’s also useful for smoothing out small defects in enamel or aiding in sealant applications.

It does, however, have a few limitations. It’s not as efficient as the traditional drill with larger cavities or for re-treating sites with metal (amalgam) fillings. Because of the fine texture of the abrasive particles, affected teeth need to be isolated within the mouth using a rubber dam or a silicone sheet. High-volume suction must be continually applied to capture the fine particles before the patient swallows them or it fills the procedure room with a fine cloud of material.

Still, while air abrasion technology is relatively new, it has clear advantages over the traditional drill in many procedures. As advances in the technology continue, air abrasion promises to offer a more comfortable and less invasive experience in dental treatment.

If you would like more information on air or particle abrasion, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.





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Dr. Zawadzky and Dr. Canola

Dr. Javier Zawadzky is a general Dentist with a DDS degree in Bogota-Colombia from Universidad El Bosque in 1997, and a DMD degree from Nova Southeastern University, where he worked as a teaching assistant and graduate with honors in 2010.

Dr. Zulma Canola has been in the field for over 14 years.  She earned her Dental degree in Bogota-Colombia from Universidad El Bosque in 1998 and her DMD degree at Nova Southeastern University in 2009.

Read more about J. Mauricior Zawadzky, DMD and Dr. Zulma Canola

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