October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

How Can Pregnancy Affect My Smile?

Unfortunately, pregnancy can affect your smile in many ways. This is why our dentists, Drs. Gauri Mankame, Disha Mankame and Dipak Mankame, strongly encourage you to do all you can to keep your teeth, gums and oral health in tip-top shape. If you don’t, you can suffer the consequences. In... Read more »

Is It Safe to Whiten Your Smile at Home?

Seeing or hearing the words “teeth whiteners” causes many patients to envision cases of damaged gum tissue and lost tooth enamel. There is a lot of suspicion surrounding do-it-yourself teeth whitening treatment especially. While some home whitening products can be unsafe, our team offers insight on dentist-approved products to whiten... Read more »

Don’t Doubt the Dental Benefits of Mouth Guards

In order to ensure that your teeth and gums are properly cared for, you will need to make sure that you assess all forms of dental damage that can arise. Oftentimes, oral appliances and devices can be used to prevent the damage from ever occurring in the first place. Try... Read more »

A Tooth Decay Treatment Plan Might Call for a Dental Crown Restoration

Individuals who struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene habits are at increased risk of suffering from tooth decay. If you also have a bad habit of skipping your dental checkups at Plantation Smile Care a small cavity can grow large and lead to increasing discomfort. In a case like this,... Read more »

Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Screenings Are Important

The American Dental Association provides a series of recommendations to help you maintain good oral health. This includes consistently performing a daily routine that includes brushing your teeth once each morning and evening, as well as remembering to floss once every day. The ADA further recommends having a dentist perform... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Plantation Smile Care, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »