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Miami Dentist Custom Mouth Guards

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

When you schedule your child or teen’s school sports physical also schedule their dental appointment with Miami dentist Ricardo Castaneda, D.M.D. Dr. Castaneda creates custom mouth guards that will provide your child with the superior fit, comfort, and protection they need when playing sports. Sports such as soccer, basketball, football, wrestling, and other contact sports require your child to use a mouth guard for injury protection. It is easy for a young athlete to become injured during these activities. To prevent chipped, fractured, or knocked out teeth a mouth guard should be warn during sports practice and games.

Miami Dentist Visit

Taking an imprint of the patient’s teeth creates the Miami dentist custom mouth guard. The imprint will then be used to create a custom mouth guard in Dr. Castaneda’s professional dental laboratory. The mouth guard will be tailored to fit the individual’s teeth enabling them to breath and speak properly while being protected from oral injury. Mouth guards can also protect youth during bike riding, skate boarding, four-wheeling, and other mobile activities.

After Hour Dentist

In the event that a person does receive and injury to the teeth, gums, etc. Dr. Castaneda provides after hour appointments for those in need of an urgent care Miami dentist. By using advanced dental techniques, Dr. Castaneda can work to save a knocked out tooth or correct a broken tooth quickly. Dr. Castaneda is so skilled at dental repairs that the injury will be undetectable upon completion. Patients in need of emergency dentist services can call Dr. Castaneda by dialing (305) 598-6665. Emergency dental services can be requested by leaving a contact number after calling his beeper at (305) 580-2928.

For more information about Miami Dentist Dr. Ricardo Castaneda.

What options do I have to whiten my teeth?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

There are several options to achieve a brighter smile through: dental bonding, porcelain veneers (advances in technology has  allowed for placement of dental veneers with out the need to reduce existing tooth structure), porcelain crowns, and bleaching. However, bleaching is the least aggressive, least expensive, and least time consuming.  Therefore, bleaching is the ideal option to obtain a whiter smile.

Bleaching can be done in two ways: at home or in a dental office (chair-side). At home procedure, typically consist of custom fitted whitening trays and a 10 % – 15% concentration oxidizing agent gel. The gel is placed on the trays, and the trays are worn usually at night. Change in color are usually seen with in 5 to 14 days.

In the in office procedure, whiting is achieved in one office visit.. It usually takes 20 – 40 minutes to apply a protective gel to your gums to protect the oral soft tissues and one hour with the whiting gel in contact with tooth structure, usually three 20 minutes intervals.

The ADA recommends to have your teeth checked by a dentist before undergoing any whitening method. The dentist should examine the patient thoroughly: take a health and dental history (including allergies and sensitivities), observe hard and soft tissues, placement and conditions of restorations, and sometimes radiographs to determine the nature and depth of possible irregularities.

Dr. Ricardo Castaneda, offers his patients the ability to schedule a dentist whitening appointment in the evenings or on the weekend in Miami. Just contact us through this site or our main site