Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Rizvi would like everyone in Plantation to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The truth about bleeding gums is they are a sign of infection and/or irritation and can lead to serious problems that go way beyond your mouth if left untreated. Please read this article and educate yourself on how to keep your family’s teeth and gums safe.

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Is it ever too late for dental work?

Let’s be honest. If you are like most Plantation folks, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. In fact, one in three Americans avoid going to the dentist regularly.

After a while, that time spent away from Dr. Rizvi’s chair adds up, and so does the cost of dental work.

You start to feel and even see that your teeth are not in good shape. Plaque and tartar buildup, toothaches, sensitivity to hot and cold, bleeding gums, deep, dark stains, perhaps even loose, clearly decaying teeth. Either way, by the time you get to this point you are probably wondering – is it too late to see the dentist?

Here’s what Dr. Rizvi has to say when it comes to oral health: Read more ›

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Lemon Juice – The Good, the Bad, & the Sour

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health.

What is pH and why does it matter?

Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water or added to a cup of tea) is a beloved health tonic among fans of natural medicine. Potential benefits include lower cholesterol, lower inflammation in the body, and increased metabolism and energy. Lemon also contains high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C that boost your immune system. Read more ›

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Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

We at My Dentist for Life understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Rizvi wants every Plantation resident to have the power to control their own health, so here’s a simplified guide to the basics of dental health insurance. As always, if you have a question, don’t be afraid to give us a call!

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is an excellent investment that helps Plantation residents ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. However, in order to get the best value from your dental insurance, there are a few things you need to know. Here are the answers to the most common questions we hear at My Dentist for Life:

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TO: Dr. Saba Rizvi & Staff of My Dentist for Life

FROM: Lawrence Borland

“Prior to getting my new dentures, I was self-conscious about my smile due to a poor and unflattering fit.
The care and attention to detail and the time spent by the staff was surprising. They took the time to measure, align, and work with my bite.

I am so pleased with the results!

I have a newfound self-confidence and the compliments keep coming:

  • Mesmerizing
  • Hypnotizing
  • Dashing
  • Awesome

Thank you so much!

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Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouth Guard

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Rizvi would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe from harm. No Plantation parent should have to worry about their child’s teeth during the game, so at My Dentist for Life we would like to talk about how to take sports safety to the next level.

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The Importance of Dental X-Rays

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and many more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a fresh set of X-rays. Dr. Rizvi uses dental X-rays to see the whole picture, in order to keep your teeth healthy, bright, and beautiful. If you are a Plantation resident with questions about how X-rays work, read on, and don’t hesitate to call My Dentist for Life with any concerns.

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Why Wisdom Teeth are Not So Wise

Most Plantation folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Rizvi has just shown you an X-Ray with the infamous third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we rarely hear people talking about the reasons for getting rid of wisdom teeth. Today, we at My Dentist for Life are going to explain what wisdom teeth are, why they don’t deserve to stay in your mouth, and how we can help! As always, feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.

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Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Plantation. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Rizvi wants you to be informed about every aspect of dental health, so here’s a guide to which whitening options can give your teeth a bright new shine. If you have any questions or would like to visit My Dentist for Life for a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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5 Common Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction?

When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over Plantation, so Dr. Rizvi is here to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel bad if you have believed one or more of these at some point, you’re not the only one, but do make sure to give us a call at My Dentist for Life if you have any questions or concerns.

If your gums are bleeding, don’t brush them

The idea behind this false claim is that bleeding gums need to be allowed time to heal before they should be brushed, when in fact, gums bleed because they haven’t been brushed enough! This is because bacteria has built up around and beneath the gum line, irritating the gums. Read more ›

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