At Modern Dental Smiles of Boynton Beach, we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, Dr. Bally and Dr. Lodhi wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a bit smarter at the holiday dinner table and help create some great conversations with friends and family. Turkey: There is no […]
Xerostomia: What does that mean anyway?
Does your mouth always feel like it’s dry? If it does you may be suffering from xerostomia. Xerostomia is defined as dry mouth resulting from reduced or absent saliva flow. There are various medical conditions that can cause this type of dry mouth, which you can ask more questions next time you visit us at […]
Common Braces Problems
It’s useful to know some of the common problems that can arise when you get braces. Even if you take great care of your braces and teeth, you might not be able to avoid certain issues or side effects that accompany braces. But don’t worry: These are all common problems that can be taken care […]
Start Your Day Off with a (Healthy) Smile!
If there’s one meal that can claim the title of “Sweetest Meal of the Day,” it’s almost certainly breakfast. Sugary cereals, syrup-covered waffles, oatmeal with honey, cinnamon toast (which is literally sugar poured on toast)—it’s hard to imagine another menu even coming close. But you’re trying to keep your diet as healthy as possible. What […]
Permanent or Removable Retainers: Which is right for you?
When the time comes for Dr. Bally and Dr. Lodhi to remove your braces, it is very exciting. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat confusing, too, because you are faced with choosing between two kinds of retainers. Should you go with permanent, removable, or a combination of the two? It is always wise to follow Modern […]
Suffer from Dental Anxiety? Not a Problem.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, we understand that paying a visit to our office can seem like a nearly impossible mission. Regardless of what the root of that anxiety might be, we’re here to tell you that at Modern Dental Smiles of Boynton Beach, you have no need to be nervous. Our office is […]
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is often called a “cap.” A dental crown covers all of the visible parts of the tooth and has many functions and reasons for placement. There are several different types of crowns available at Modern Dental Smiles of Boynton Beach. They vary in their material, appearance, and functionality. A PFM, or porcelain […]
Things You Should Know Before Getting an Oral Piercing
Have you been thinking about getting an oral piercing lately? It could seem enticing because they look trendy or cool, but it’s worth know the health risks associated with oral piercing. Even if you already have one, you may learn a few things you didn’t know. The human mouth contains millions of bacteria. Even without […]
How does wisdom tooth removal affect orthodontic care?
The purpose of braces and other forms of orthodontic treatment at Modern Dental Smiles of Boynton Beach is to correct malocclusion, also known as crooked or crowded teeth, or “bad bites.” Past orthodontic practice dictated that wisdom teeth be removed, especially in cases of crowding. The wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in […]
Diastema, or, Mind the Gap!
Diastema is a medical term meaning “space between”—or what Dr. Bally and Dr. Lodhi and our team less formally call a gap between the teeth. Such gaps are common for children as they make the transition from baby teeth to adult teeth, and usually, close when all the permanent teeth arrive. But not always! Sometimes […]