Island City Dental Blog
August 31, 2017
Visiting the dentist twice a year is an essential part of maintaining a whole, healthy smile for life. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends patients of all ages visit a dentist at least two times every year. These regular maintenance appointments give dentists the opportunity to partner with their patients in preventing many major oral health concerns, and treat those non-preventable issues in the earliest stages. Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last dental checkup, the Fort Lauderdale general dentist and team at Island City Dental invite you to call our office. We can’t wait to help you achieve and maintain the healthiest possible smile.
June 30, 2017
Many people grind their teeth when they’re stressed — but if you feel like you’re constantly stretched to your limits, teeth grinding can become a chronic issue. Misaligned teeth also frequently cause unconscious teeth grinding. It may seem harmless, but the habit, which we also call bruxism, is especially damaging when it happens at night while you’re asleep. Fortunately, Dr. Robert L. Smith and Dr. Lori Albe can help prevent the significant effects of teeth grinding and bruxism in Ft. Lauderdale with custom-fitted nightguards.
May 25, 2017
Your toothbrush may look just fine to the untrained eye, but the truth is after a period of time there are many reasons why you need to change out your toothbrush. You may think you’re practicing great oral hygiene habits at home, but what good is that doing your smile if your toothbrush is harboring dangerous bacteria? Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale wants you to know why it’s important to replace your toothbrush every few months.
April 22, 2017
Dr. Smith and Dr. Albe understand that for some people, seeing the dentist can be frightening. Not that we are scary! But for some, the sights and sounds in our office—such as the drill—or a memory from childhood that established a lifetime of fearing all things dental can be huge obstacles to overcome. If you’re one of those who will do just about anything to avoid seeing the dentist, and that includes enduring pain, then we want to help. Your laughing gas dentist in Fort Lauderdale offers two types of sedation dentistry so you can have the dental care you need in order to have a smile that is healthy and attractive.
March 30, 2017
You don’t have to suffer from missing teeth. You could enjoy the many benefits of today’s superior tooth replacements–dental implants in Fort Lauderdale. Implant dentist, Dr. Robert L. Smith, recommends these prosthetics as outstanding replacements for teeth lost to oral trauma, decay, and gum disease. The dental implant is surgically placed right into the jaw bone, conferring exceptional stability, longevity, function and appearance. The advantages are many and the process, so straightforward you’ll be amazed when you learn about it at Island City Dental.
February 17, 2017
Welcome to Fort Lauderdale! That’s not only a sign at our busy airport, but it’s also an expression everyone here uses quite often to make new residents and tourists feel right at home. And right at home is exactly how you should feel when you walk into your dentist’s office. The atmosphere should be friendly, the service top-notch and the dentistry must be on the cutting-edge of technology. You’ll find all that and so much more at the practice of Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Robert L. Smith and Dr. Lori Albe. Read on to learn why Drs. Smith and Albe may be just right for you and your family.
January 23, 2017
Customer service is a critical department of a company, requiring bright inviting smiles to greet new clients. You have the bubbly personality but your teeth have been discolored, crooked, and awfully painful for a while now. Sometimes, you can’t bring yourself to show your teeth or stand close enough to people where they could be easily noticeable. When you finally do speak with clients, the first thing they often notice is your mouth. Having a flawed smile can make your daily tasks more difficult than they need to be, it can be discouraging and unmotivating. As farfetched as it may sound, there is a solution for you! Drs. Smith and Albe can develop a custom plan for a smile makeover in Fort Lauderdale! (more…)
December 11, 2016
Enjoying a meal out with friends can quickly turn around for the worst when you experience dental pain. It may begin with a twinge when you drink your cold beverage, and then progress to pain that goes away with medication. When left untreated however, you may find yourself experiencing a severe toothache and a dental infection. When this happens you may be a candidate for root canal therapy in Wilton Manors.
November 14, 2016
When your tooth is failing or missing, it presents many daily challenges. Activities that most of us take for granted such as eating the foods we enjoy, or smiling and talking to others may feel difficult or embarrassing because of your missing tooth. The good news is that you have options, and Dr. Robert Smith and Dr. Lori Albe can help! A dental bridge vs implant in Fort Lauderdale: which is right for you?
October 13, 2016
Your latest dental check-up was great, but you would like your smile to look better. Wear and tear have created some dark stains and chips, and there’s a gap right in the front of your mouth which is so embarrassing. What can you do? Investigate porcelain veneers at the Fort Lauderdale offices of Dr. Robert L. Smith and Dr. Lori Albe.