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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.

TMJ Treatment Dentist in Miami / Kendall

Monday, March 5th, 2012

People who suffer from trouble with TMJ can experience painful headaches, earaches, soreness in the jaw or jaw muscles, and a clicking of the jaw joint. TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. This is the joint where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint can be caused by several factors including misaligned teeth, injury, or excess tension of the facial muscles. Dr. Castaneda is a dentist in the Miami area who provides TMJ treatments. He can assess the cause of the pain or discomfort and suggest the appropriate measures for resolution. Solutions may include replacing lost teeth, bite adjustment, gap closure, or other procedures to correct the TMJ malfunction cause.

Custom Mouth Guards for TMJ

Dr. Castaneda also creates custom mouth guards or mouth pieces that can be worn at night to prevent clenching or grinding that is often experienced with TMJ. The mouth guard is tailor fitted to the individual for comfort and protection. The guard will help to prevent bruxation (teeth grinding) and save the teeth from unnecessary ware. Dr. Castaneda is very thorough in his effort to provide each patient with the best solution to resolve the pain and discomfort for optimal dental health.

Miami Dentist

Dr. Castaneda’s office location enables him to serve patients from Miami, Miami Lakes, Kendall, Coral Gables, and other surrounding cities with ease. His Miami office is in Kendall. It takes under 15 minutes to drive from most surrounding areas to his dental facility located at 8200 SW 117th Avenue in Suite 106, located on the first floor in Miami, Florida. A map and driving directions is accessible on his website. Site guests can also schedule their appointments online or over the phone by calling (305) 598-6665.