Dr. Sonia Olivares

Simple Reasons Why Should I Make the Switch to a Holistic Dentist

Holistic Dentistry is an overall philosophy relevant to teeth and mouth hygiene that appreciates the significance of biologic dentistry of overall health.

Simply, the holistic dentistry approach believes that teeth have a strong connection with the rest of the body, which refers to the mouth and body connection. Meaning, a dentist gathers important information on the overall health of the body to determine the best approach for whole-body health and not exclusively dental health.

To this effect, holistic dentists do not carry out invasive procedures right away as they would apply natural remedial methods first to address dental issues. Holistic dentistry highlights the importance of nutrition as an utmost defense against dental distress.

Dental OfficeThrough the years, traditional dentistry evolved to a holistic approach as dentists would discover the mouth-body connection. As such dentists do not limit the connection of teeth to the gums, but also to the face, head, neck, and entire body.

As a result, holistic dentistry does not use harmful dental appliances, cleaning materials, and dental hygiene products that use toxic chemicals like mercury amalgam fillings, sealants with Bisphenol A (BPA), and fluoride.

Mercury exposure will surely put your body at risk. Even a small leak of mercury is harmful because it is toxic. As such, mercury tooth filling is not recommended anymore and that being said, holistic dentists apply fillings that match the substance of the tooth to protect it.

BPA is a chemical ingredient found in plastic materials that are frequently used as dental sealants. The issue with BPA is its attribute to stimulate estrogen, which is fatal against the body’s hormonal balance. In short, holistic dentists avoid BPA.

Fluoride is another chemical that was widely used to strengthen teeth. Though deemed harmless, it is toxic when taken in excessive amounts.

Dentists do not even recommend root canal therapy to save a tooth because the process of sterilization of the canal requires chemicals to hinder the growth of bacteria. This is the main reason why infection that causes the growth of cancer cells and other degenerative diseases usually comes from the canal.

In summary, holistic dentists believe what goes into a mouth affects the entire body.

The difference between traditional and holistic dentistry lies in the philosophical fact that traditional dentistry treats symptoms in the teeth and gums and attempts to prevent the recurrence of the problem while holistic dentistry treats the underlying problem that caused the symptoms and ensures the elimination of the pertinent problem and its recurrence.

Ask your dentist about procedure details to ensure you’re in good hands. Still worried about your level of dental care? Contact Dr. Sonia Olivares by iSmile for cosmetic and restorative needs. Doral: 305-620-8272 Gables: 305-396-1026. Visit the iSmile website to discover more at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net


Smile Design

Dental Options to Improve Smile Shape

Did you know that a skilled cosmetic dentist can take a decade off your smile? It is true – whiter, straighter teeth appear young and vibrant.

Looking for a way to improve your appearance? A smile is a social asset with the potential to improve or even derail one’s livelihood.

Common Dental Problems

Today, cosmetic dentistry is practically routine with truly transformational results.

Yellowed Teeth

  • Darkened teeth is a common problem.
  • Teeth discolor with age because they absorb stains from foods and beverages like coffee or wine.
  • Advanced teeth whitening solutions strip away the yellow, leaving you looking years younger.

Mesial Drift

  • Causes the unsightly crowding of teeth, a sure sign of aging.
  • Modern procedures such as ClearCorrect rebalance the smile for a fresher, younger look.
  • Orthodontics is not just for kids anymore, Obtain the perfect smile at any age with “invisible” braces.

Old Fillings and Worn Down Teeth

  • A mouth full of old silver dental work dates a smile instantly.
  • Much like an ill-fitting suit, worn down teeth appear old and tired. Worn down teeth can be repaired and corrected with advanced dental options.
  • Newer fillings are not only safer but are practically invisible.

Missing teeth

  • Missing teeth result in a face sagging inward, adding years to your look.
  • Missing teeth make it harder to speak clearly and eat properly.
  • Missing, decayed, or broken teeth are painful.
  • Dental implants and innovative dentures that lock into place provide beautiful smiles.

Reasons to Take Proper Care of Your Teeth

1. Avoid Gum Disease

  • People aged and teeth deteriorate.
  • Teeth dents and decay is inevitable.
  • Gum Disease is painful and is linked to further complications.

2. Sustain Healthy Mouth Moisture

  • Dry mouths result in sores and bad breath.
  • It's important to maintain your mouth’s ph on alkalinity.

3. Sensitive Teeth Prevention

  • Caused by the intake of unhealthy drinks and food.
  • Smoking may also aggravate the sensitivity of gums and teeth.

Ways to Improve Smile Shape

The aim of cosmetic dentistry is to help people regain their confidence by improving the appearance of their teeth and gums. Several cosmetic dentistry options are available to improve a person's smile shape.

1. Dental Bonding

A popular and time-tested technique in cosmetic dentistry. Involves using a tooth-colored composite resin to conceal and correct flaws on a tooth, with the aim of improving its appearance.

2. Inlays and Onlays

Used to repair broken, damaged, and decayed teeth. They can be made from porcelain, gold, or composite material which helps improve the overall shape of the tooth and smile.

3. Dental Veneers

Known as porcelain veneers, Dental Veneers are made to cover the front surface of a tooth. Their main purpose is to improve the appearance of the teeth.

4. Teeth Whitening

A simple, inexpensive dental cosmetic procedure that improves a person's smile shape. An in-office teeth whitening procedure combines teeth-bleaching products with laser heat to achieve amazing results.

Ready to Improve the Appearance of Your Teeth?

Aside from routine cleaning and checking for cavities and oral diseases, dentists also provide additional options for making your smile brighter.

iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares provides dental options to improve smile shapes to Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Doral, Miami, Doral, Brickell, and the surrounding counties in South Florida. Schedule your consultation today! Doral: 305-620-8272, Gables: 305-396-1026. For a Free Video Consultation, visit https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.


Teeth Whitening

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Non-Professional (Over the Counter Kit)

Teeth whitening’s availability and popularity have been growing steadily, and teeth whitening in Florida has become one of the most common cosmetic treatments. But if you’ve been considering whitening your teeth, you’ve probably noticed that many pharmacies and grocery stores offer relatively inexpensive over-the-counter whitening kits. And it may seem that this is an easier way to whiten your teeth; without the hassle of visiting the dentist.

At iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares, however, we feel that the best, quickest, safest, and most efficient way to whiten your teeth is to use our professional whitening services in Florida. Let’s examine your dental optionsand which seems to be best!

Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits

Over-the-counter whitening kits are widely available in most supermarkets and drugstores. As with all over-the-counter treatments, they have their pros and cons, which include the following:

Pros

1. Teeth Whitening Toothpastes/Washes

Toothpaste

  • Toothpaste contains at least a mild abrasive to help keep the surface of your teeth free from stains, you can also purchase a toothpaste that uses special polishing or bleaching agents to whiten the teeth.
  • It takes weeks to have an effect, and if your stains are due to habits such as smoking or drinking coffee, they will not be effective.

Mouth wash

  • Rinses are swirled around in the mouth and then spat out. Because they remain in the mouth for such a short time, they have minimal effect.
  • Whitening rinses can take up to 12 weeks to see results, and the results are not very dramatic.

2. Teeth Whitening Gels and Strips

  • Teeth whitening strips and gels are generally peroxide-based and work by extended contact with the teeth.
  • Some gels are applied with a brush and can work in as soon as a few days.
  • The whitening only lasts up to about four months.
  • Whitening strips take away the inconvenience of the brush, as the gel is held in place on the strips.
  • You apply the strips twice daily and typically do so for two weeks.

3. OTC Teeth Bleaching

  • These mass-produced trays are filled with whitening gel and placed over the teeth.
  • Trays are mass-produced that unlikely to fit well and can rub and irritate gums. The gel can also leak out, leading to irritation to the gum and stomach (if swallowed).
  • They don’t come with professional supervision, which can make them dangerous for people who try to speed up the whitening process by overusing them.

Potential problems with Over-the-Counter whitening (Cons)

1. Burning/damage

Unsupervised teeth whitening can lead to improper application, resulting in damaged gums and soft tissues over-the-counter bleaching gels can cause:

  • mouth infections
  • blistering and burns to gums
  • damage to nerves and tooth enamel
  • gum-recession.

2. Tooth damage

Active ingredients found in three over-the-counter products, could: in the presence of acid

  • reduce the hardness of the teeth
  • increase the likeliness for future surface abrasions of the teeth

3. Inefficient

  • A major problem with over-the-counter whiteners is that they are not as effective as professional whitening.
  • Over-the-counter whitening is less effective and lasts considerably less time. Over-the-counter whitening is less effective and lasts considerably less time.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional whitening treatments are conducted in your dentist’s office. There are a variety of treatments available, and your dentist will suggest the right one for you. The quickest, safest, and most effective teeth whitening procedure is a professional tooth whitening from your Florida dentist, Dr. Sonia Olivares.

1. Professional treatments are highly effective.

  • Your teeth will emerge from a professional treatment whiter and brighter than they will with any over-the-counter treatment.
  • The results from a professional treatment can last for years, unlike over-the-counter treatments which need to be addressed more often.

2. Results are more consistent with professional treatments.

  • Over-the-counter treatments are prone to user error, and the results can reflect that via uneven whitening or splotchy outcomes. signal whitening treatments can generally be completed with one visit to the dentist and can deliver results that will last for years.
  • Professional treatments give a uniform shine to your teeth.

3. Professional treatments are faster and safer than over-the-counter treatments.

  • Faster, in that professional whitening treatments can generally be completed with one visit to the dentist and can deliver results that will last for years.
  • Safer, in that, while professional treatments use stronger chemicals and more rigorous procedures they are performed by a trained professional with patient safety foremost in their mind.

Teeth Whitening at iSmile Dental With Your Local Dentist – Dr. Sonia Olivares

With Dr. Sonia Olivares we provide each patient with the care that gives them healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for life!

We offer an extensive range of dental services, including:

We pride ourselves on listening to the needs and concerns of all our patients and aim to provide you with the personalized attention you and your family deserve. For more information on our cosmetic dentistry Floridaplease contact our dental spa.

To help get you informed about the teeth whitening process, as well as discuss your desired results, book for a consultation today in iSmile Coral Gables and iSmile Doral, FL to help you to better understand our process, and the realistic gains you can expect to achieve from the laser treatment.


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Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Our teeth play an essential role in our lives. They chew and digest food, allow us to speak clearly, provide shape to our face, and most importantly, radiate joy from our bright smiles.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reports 92 percent of adults between the ages of 20 to 64 have tooth decay. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among adults from 35 to 44 years old, 69 percent are missing teeth because of decay.  Thankfully, the advancement of dental technology has produced several dental solutions for missing teeth.

Below, Dr. Sonia Olivares and her team at iSmile Doral discuss the most prominent options for replacing missing teeth.

1. Dental Implants

Dental Implants provide the most durability, strength, and effectiveness. A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which a titanium fixture, usually in the shape of a screw, is implanted into the jaw bone to permanently replace a missing or hopelessly damaged tooth.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

  • Resembles a natural tooth, increased aesthetic
  • Stable and comfortable
  • Ideal for single tooth replacements
  • Up to decades-long lifespan
  • No affect on surrounding teeth
  • Decreased maintenance

Disadvantages of Dental Implants:

  • Requires a minor surgical procedure
  • Longer process
  • Longer healing time (several months)
  • Expensive

2. Fixed Bridges

A fixed bridge, generally an artificial tooth or dental prosthetic, extends across the gap caused by one or more missing teeth and is bonded to the adjacent teeth with dental cement.

Advantages of Fixed Bridges

  • Quicker process and healing time
  • Less expensive than implants
  • Less stringent anatomical requirements
  • No age requirement
  • Aesthetically unnoticeable

Disadvantages of Fixed Bridges

  • Requires adjacent teeth on either side
  • Requires crowning perfectly healthy adjacent teeth
  • Increased maintenance
  • Increased failure rate and less predictable than implants
  • Do not correct a bone loss in the jaw.
  • Do not last as long as implants

3. Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases.

Advantages of Removable Partial Dentures

  • Budget-friendly
  • No surgery or procedure required
  • Minor, rare alterations to existing teeth

Disadvantages of Removable Partial Dentures

  • Removable
  • Less aesthetic and stability
  • Less functionality
  • Decreased comfort
  • High maintenance cleaning

Which Replacement Option is Best for You?

Dr. Sonia Olivares by iSmile Coral Gables believes no two customer’s needs are the same as each patient suffering tooth loss will have different concerns and lifestyles. When determining which tooth replacement option is best, it is important to consider a patient's diet, activity level, overall health, desired image, and budget.

iSmile understands our patients' needs. Dr. Sonia Olivares believes in a personalized experience based on your goals for your smile. We aim to provide education and ample options so our patients are empowered to make informed decisions.

Schedule your dental consultation today to discuss concerns, assess specific conditions and determine the best treatment approach.

Coral Gables and Doral, FL's Leader in Teeth Replacement

iSmile Coral Gables and Doral FL offer a variety of dental treatment procedures for the replacement of missing or hopelessly damaged teeth.

Dr. Sonia Olivares, together with her team of dental experts, have years of dental experience, are equipped with the latest technologically advanced dental equipment, and offer affordable care to their patients in Coral Gables, Doral, Florida, and the surrounding areas.

Call the dental offices of iSmile or book your appointment online today.
Doral, FL: 305-620-8272
Coral Gables: 305-396-1026


Smile Design Consultation and Expectations

Considering a Smile Design Consultation with Dr. Sonia Olivares? Here’s What to Expect!

Have you ever wish in all your photographs taken you could have smiled with the group? Do you always find yourself feeling awkward smiling in group conversions and parties because of teeth concerns? Or simply put, you want to improve your smile.

These wishful thoughts to solve your socially challenged lifestyle can now come to reality – by setting up a scheduled appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Doral and Coral Gables, Florida.

Dr. Sonia Olivares has extensive experience, expertise, and education in Cosmetic / Reconstructive Dentistry. She has completed intensive training from the prestigious Neuromuscular Institute of the United States, LVI (Las Vegas Institute), in Full Mouth Reconstruction and TMJ Treatment.

Here at iSmile Doral, we are changing lives throughout the country by creating healthy and beautiful smiles with our personalized smile design treatments.

Dr. Sonia Olivares and her team of dentists will analyze and determine which treatment, or combination of treatments, are suitable to give the results you want and as what you desire.

As no two customer’s needs are the same, it’s important to discuss your personal preference and desires for your smile before we can recommend any specific treatment.

Preparing for Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

To prepare for your smile design consultation with Dr. Sonia Olivares, you may want to check and evaluate your overall dental condition by asking yourself such as:

  • Do you have stained teeth? Are there certain teeth that are darker than the rest?
  • Do you have teeth that are cracked, chip-off, or with sharp edges?
  • When you smile are you comfortable showing the number of your teeth and when relaxed?
  • Are you satisfied with the amount of gums showing when you smile?
  • Do your teeth have gaps in-between like missing one or more teeth?
  • If you want all your teeth in a shade of white what would it be: natural shade, whiter-than-white shade, or in between?

What to expect during your smile design consultation in Coral Gables and Doral, FL?

When you make an appointment with our dental offices in Coral Gables and Doral, Florida you can tell us your smile design plans, and options for improving your smile. We would be happy to help you choose your desired plan where you’re comfortable with pursuing it. Dr. Sonia Olivares will undertake systematized steps starting by gathering data of your smile until the smile result that you want:

Step 1: Data Gathering and Analysis

First, Dr. Sonia Olivares will require you to submit your photos, tooth impressions, and dynamic videos. She will then make an extensive analysis plan of your facial symmetry and natural smile based on the submitted profiles.

Step 2: Personalized Design

Next, Dr. Sonia Olivares will constructively and aesthetically design a new smile as on your tailored specific considerations (tooth height to width proportions, tooth length, and display at rest) and also relevant to your personality.

Step 3: Review and Approval

Lastly, our smile design plan is equipped with a temporary mockup placed in your mouth for your review. It is to let you see and feel the new smile. If you are unhappy and want improvement, we would gladly make adjustments to suit your specific needs. With your approval, we can begin the treatment/s comfortably, with great confidence knowing exactly what the result will be - a new smile for a new beginning.

Visualizing your new smile

Dr. Sonia Olivares together with her team of dental experts may suggest alternative options for your smile design treatment. We are equipped with the latest technologically advanced equipment to show the digital imaging of your new smile. Unlike other dental providers, we can do a temporary mockup placed on your mouth for you to think and feel your new smile.

Additionally, Dr. Sonia Olivares’ smile design approach utilizes her mastery skills on porcelain veneers, making each patient’s smiles come to perfection. Personalized crafting each smile, she ensures each patient is greatly taken care of with the unique facial features of every individual.

With your full consideration and are ready to schedule your smile design consultation, contact our dental offices at iSmile Doral: 305-620-8272 and iSmile Coral Gables: 305-396-1026. For online consultation, you can check us out at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.

Smile Design in Florida offers several services :

For the convenience of our patients, we offer many payment options such as major insurance plans, convenient monthly payments, coupons, and monthly specials, and all major credit cards. To access our payment options click at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/payment-options/.

Get to know more about us at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/, and learn how we can change your smile and your life. Call us today!


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Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover

Probably you are one of those patients who are checking out the internet for multiple dental solutions and stumbled with full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover terms. Both terms may sound the same, but what’s the difference? And which one is the right procedure for you?

Read on as iSmile of Dr. Sonia Olivares explains the differences between a full mouth dental reconstruction and a smile makeover, and help you a step closer as to which procedure will give you the results you desire.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction service is a dental therapy that combines multiple general and restorative dentistry procedures to improve the oral health, function, and beauty of your mouth.

Candidate For A Full Mouth Reconstruction

Commonly patients who require fixing of cosmetic problems and at the same time another complex functional or oral health problems such as missing teeth, root canal problem, dental bridges, and many more. However, in order to determine if you are a good candidate or not for full mouth reconstruction, it will be necessary to set an appointment with your dentist.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Applications

Full mouth reconstruction applications are useful in treating several dental health problems such as:

  • Bone loss
  • Bruxism or teeth grinding
  • Fractured teeth
  • Gum recession

  • Missing tooth
  • Periodontal or gum disease
  • Root canal infection/repair
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

A full mouth reconstruction procedure is not just a single procedure but rather multiple procedures to fix, repair and improve dental health conditions and cosmetics. Below are some of the common procedures in a full mouth reconstruction:

  • Bone grafting
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures

  • Endodontic therapy
  • Gum grafting
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Oral surgery
  • Tooth extraction

Full Mouth Reconstruction in Cape Coral and Doral, Fl.

Dr. Sonia Olivares together with her team in Cape Coral and Doral, Florida stays up-to-date with the latest in full mouth reconstruction procedures, cosmetic dentistry, and dental technology in order to provide our patients with only the best aesthetic, orthodontic, and other dental procedures. We have a range of minor and major treatments that deliver great results while being gentle to patients.

Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is an advanced dental therapy that combines several cosmetic treatments for patients who wants to improve the aesthetics of their smile.

Candidate For A Smile Makeover

The best candidates for the smile makeover procedure are patients who are in need of major cosmetic problems involving the appearance of their smiles. Typically, smile makeover candidates are in good health with healthy gums and teeth but are unhappy with their smiles.

Smile Makeover Applications

Smile makeovers are useful in treating several smile aesthetics issues such as:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Dental stains
  • Gummy smiles

  • Gaps in-between teeth
  • Smile asymmetry
  • Teeth with Spacing issues
  • Tooth discoloration

Smile Makeover Procedures

A smile makeover procedure may be performed individually or in combination, however, it depends on the patient’s needs:

  • Dental crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening

Smile Makeover in Cape Coral and Gables, Fl.

We at Coral Springs Smile Makeover can perform thorough examinations and builds customized smile treatment plans for each patient to meet their needs and expectations. That is the reason why we provide high-quality smile makeovers assuring excellent service with commitment in practice.

Get to know more about our smile makeover treatments by checking us out at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/cosmetic-dentistry/smile-makeover/.

With all these considered, it is important to understand and differentiate what a smile makeover or a full mouth reconstruction procedure. They have some similarities but there is not a hard line between the two terms. However, it is highly commendable to consult the dentist in your area for they can provide more clarity on your specific case.

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Call the Best Dentist for Full Mouth Reconstruction/ Smile Makeover Procedures in Florida.

If you still have second thoughts about which procedure to choose either a full mouth reconstruction or a smile makeover procedure, you can give us a call at our dental offices at iSmile Doral: (305) 620-8272 and iSmile Coral Gables: (305) 396-1026. Or through our Free Online Consultation at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.


Smile Makeover

How a Smile Makeover can Change your Life?

For many, a smile is a light in the window of a soul. If you want to improve your look because you want to feel better then there are different ways you can get help. Most of iSmile patients are asking for a smile makeover and this challenges us for we can create a truly beautiful, transformative, and life-changing difference for our patients in Florida.

Here at iSmile of Dr. Sonia Olivares of Coral Gables, FL, we changed our patient lives throughout the country by creating healthy and beautiful smiles. When a patient leaves our office with a “perfect smile”, that gives them strong confidence and a positive outlook on life. That’s why we provide high-quality smile makeovers assuring excellent service with commitment in practice.

What is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover in Florida is a combination of treatment plans from dental fillings and dental crowns or cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or composite bonding. A chipped, stained, crooked, too small, or too large tooth can make our smiles look unhealthy or prematurely old-aged.

Call iSmile of Coral Gables at 305-396-1026 or iSmile of Doral at 305-620-8272 today for free Online Video Smile Makeover Consultation.

A smile makeover is a combination of treatment plans from dental fillings and dental crowns or cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or composite bonding.

A smile makeover is designed to improve the appearance of the teeth. This includes teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Stained
  • Crooked
  • Too small
  • Too large

What are the Benefits of iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares Smile Makeover?

Benefits No. 1: Increase Confidence

A smile makeover can boost confidence. Probably for most people who feel insecure smiling and not able to speak freely well has low confidence issues. A bright smile is attractive and persuasive. Through smile makeovers, you can regain your lost confidence and increase your self-esteem with a better and healthy smile.

Benefits No. 2: Improves Happiness

A happy smile will help you enjoy life again. Beneficially when a person smiles it helps them to stay a positive outlook on life. And positivity leads to the improvement of happiness. By doing so, you will be surprised to find more enjoyment from social occasions by smiling a lot. Feeling better with yourself, and relaxed with just a simple smile.

Benefits No. 3: Enjoying More Favorite Foods

Besides making your beautiful smiles, smile makeovers can improve the function of your teeth.  Dental procedures such as veneers, dental crowns, and dental implants are durably strong and stain-resistant. With these dental restorations, you can confidently eat chew, crunch, and stick all the foods you want without hesitation.

Benefits No. 4: An Edge in Finding a New Job

Makeovers do not guarantee a new job, however, it can help more your chances against other job seekers. Most employers prefer hiring people with a happy disposition towards life and career, as can be seen with the applicant’s smiles. People who smile a lot create charisma and attract positivity towards other people, which is good.

Benefits No. 5: More Chance at Love

For those lovesick people, don’t get your hopes too high. A smile makeover cannot make a person fall in love, but it can help more the chances of being in love. As based on surveys both men and women who are on a date, are importantly noticing their dates as what kind of person through their smiles.

Benefits No. 6: Improved Oral Health

After a smile makeover for certain, you would want to take better care of your teeth. Brushing twice or thrice a day, and flossing daily properly will lead to better oral habits and good dental hygiene. In time you will gain better bodily health overall and realize the good benefits of makeovers have done.

Benefit No. 7: Live Longer

“People live longer when they smile more, and a lot of people don’t realize that. That’s why I want to bring the smile back and of course, I need my patients to be healthy so they can live longer. ” – Dr. Sonia Olivares

iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares Smile Makeover Procedures in Coral Gables and Doral, Florida

Dr. Sonia Olivares Smile Makeover Procedure performs thorough examinations and builds customized smile treatment plans for each patient to meet their needs and expectations. Smile makeovers include the following these may be performed separately or in combination, depending on each patient’s needs:

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Payment Options

At iSmile of Coral Gables and iSmile of Doral, we accept most major insurance plans.

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • Coupons and monthly specials
  • All major credit cards accepted

We offer our patients many payment options. Our staff can help you arrange a suitable payment plan to fit your needs. LEARN MORE: https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/payment-options/

Contact iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares for Free Online Consultation, or Call iSmile of Coral Gables at 305-396-1026 or iSmile of Doral at 305-620-8272 today for an appointment.


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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist During COVID-19 in Doral, FL?

What should I do before going to my dental clinic? Will it be safe now to visit my dentist? Will the clinic be clean and safe from viral infection so I would not be infected? Probably you are one of those patients who are asking these questions before going to a dentist. Below are some informative dental care tidbits you should know before making that appointment.

Dental Safety Protocols

Since January of 2020, the first cases of Covid-19 virus in North America were reported in the United States, since then dental offices have changed their health protocols.

As the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends dental offices to stop non-urgent visits and surgeries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, they should also weigh-in the risk involved in their area while providing dental care to their patients.

Dental offices are required to follow certain safety procedures and guidelines. If you are a patient you may notice strict rules and regulations are being imposed on such dental offices.

Arrival at the Clinic:

  • The office manager will approach the patient
  • The hygienist or dental assistant will be checking your temperature and other symptoms
  • Asking your travel history
  • Asking you if possible not to bring children with you
  • Limiting the number of people going inside the dentist
  • Asking you to wait outside until they’re ready for you
  • Calling you to meet the doctor

For dental clinics, you may observe how serious they follow ADA and CDC health and safety protocols if they:

  • Have health safety entrance signage and on other proper places
  • Are using sanitizers or disinfectant solutions?
  • The dental staff wearing proper protective gears (face masks and face shields)
  • Your dentist is not too much chatty like before
  • Are the waiting room chairs 6 feet apart for social distancing?
  • Placing a plastic or glass barrier between the patient and the dentist
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art ‘no-touch’ equipment for anti-Covid19 safety

Risks of Putting Off Dental Care

Can I go to my dentist if it’s not an emergency? Generally, yes with some considerations. However, delaying dental care can be risky for the long-term health of the patient. There are two types of treatment namely non-urgent treatments and emergency treatments.

Non-urgent treatments or known also as elective procedures are dental works that don’t affect your health right now and can wait in good time if you are worried about COVID-19. To name a few such as:

While emergency treatment is life-threatening, if the teeth cause pain, or there is a high risk of infection treatments. Your dentist can decide if it is urgent or not. Some examples such as:

  • Profuse bleeding tooth
  • The pain is unbearable
  • Gums, neck, or face is swollen
  • Broken teeth causing pain
  • Temporary broken crown
  • Damaged dentures
  • Brace wires that hurt

However, it is recommendable to stay vigilant and ask questions. When in doubt, call your dentist for they are just a phone away. Speak to them and let them decide if you do need to come in right now or can you wait for long.

If you still have second thoughts, you can simply consult Dr. Sonia Olivares of iSmile Coral Gables, together with her dedicated pre and post-treatment team they can help you with your dental concern either a non-urgent treatment or an emergency case at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.

Sonia Olivares is a Coral Gables’ Dentist is here to help you with your dental condition to ensure that you have the necessary information, treatments, and ongoing dental care, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic times.

Dental Care in Coral Gables, Florida | General Dentistry

We provide high- quality general dentistry, utilizing the latest diagnostic techniques, and is dedicated to patient comfort to ensure a relaxing, positive experience. Our general dentistry is designed for patients of all ages to improve the oral health of the families in our community.

Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Sonia Olivares

Sonia Olivares is also a cosmetic Doral dentist that focuses on restoring and improving the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and smile. Our dental spa in Doral, Florida can provide personalized, high-level care with advanced procedures to improve not only your smile but your entire life.

Cosmetic dentistry offer includes:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Contact us at iSmile Doral: 305-620-8272, and iSmile Coral Gables: 305-396-1026, or through our website at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/contact/.

At iSmile Coral Gables and iSmile Doral, we offer our patients many payment options such as major insurance plans, convenient monthly payments, coupons and monthly specials, and all major credit cards. For dental financing, you can click at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/payment-options/.

Sonia Olivares, your Coral Springs Dentist always welcomes new patients from Coral Gables, St. Doral and Coral Springs, Florida, and its surrounding areas.

For details and other information, check us out at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/.


Teeth-Staining FAQ’s

How come these people have white teeth? Why can’t I? What have I been eating that makes my teeth not so white, is it the food or the drinks? Is it expensive to make one’s teeth whiter? Does my insurance cover teeth whiten services? Probably you’re like most people who are asking these questions while reading teeth whitening products over Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

We at iSmile of Dr. Sonia Olivares Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry encounter these dental questions about teeth staining and whitening services all the time.

We also provide comprehensive general dentistry designed for patients of all ages and at every stage of oral health. From routine check-ups to urgent care, Dr. Sonia Olivares offers convenient and affordable care to all who are living in Florida.

Here we share some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about teeth staining and whitening to help you a step closer to make your teeth white and stain-free teeth:

What’s causing my teeth to stain?

There are various reasons why you have a discolored tooth which include food, drinks, aging, stain-causing particles, or even smoking.

What type of foods can stain your teeth?

Most foods that are bright-colored or bold in color can stain your teeth which includes:

  • Curry
  • Pasta sauce
  • Berries
  • Food dye
  • Balsamic vinegar

What drinks can cause teeth staining?

Like foods, bold color ones can cause teeth discoloration. Avoid consuming coffee, soda or carbonated drinks, sports beverages, tea, and even wine. Daily intake can darken your smile.

What should I do to prevent tooth staining?

There are several ways teeth staining can be prevented:

  • Avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth
  • Good oral care routines like brushing twice every day and flossing daily
  • Drinking lots of water or even milk
  • Eating green vegetables, fresh fruits, and cheese
  • Quitting smoking
  • Chewing sugar-free gum in-between meals
  • Brushing your teeth
  • Diet change
  • Dental routine visit twice in a year

Does drinking tea stain your teeth?

Based on a study, teas can erode teeth enamels and can do make teeth stained (green, black, or even white teas).

By now you know what are the causes of staining your teeth, and what to do about it. Next, possibly, you would be asking, what do you need to know about teeth whitening?

iSmile Doral Professional Teeth Whitening in Florida. Whether you’re wanting teeth whitening for job prospects, a confidence boost, or simply a top-up on your natural color, state of the art teeth whitening is the right answer to put a bright smile on your face today.

Dr. Sonia Olivares is dedicated to bringing the newest technology in cosmetic dental treatments in Florida. We specialize in cosmetic and dentist teeth whitening.

How would I know if I need teeth whitening?

Visit your dentist and ask if they can recommend teeth whitening for you. Your dentist may do some routine check-up procedures before determining your best options.

Can I still have teeth whitening even if I have sensitive teeth?

Your dentist may recommend some solutions for your sensitive teeth before considering teeth whitening. While for some patients they can manage the sensitivity before making their teeth whiter.

Coffee and tea are my favorite break-time drinks, do I need to stop drinking them so I can have whiter teeth?

Teeth whiteners may last longer as long as you try to avoid certain drinks or foods that can stain your teeth. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t consume them.

Does insurance cover teeth whiten procedures?

No, it does not cover. Most dental insurance does not cover teeth whitening services.

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Now that you are armed and ready with the information about teeth whitening, by then you will be better able to prevent and protect your teeth against teeth staining. Visit Dr. Sonia Olivares to find out your best options to remove the stains from your teeth.

iSmile Gables Luxury White Smiles with Dr. Sonia Olivares is a highly qualified professional who is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best customer service and leave our clinic with a perfect smile.

To help get you informed about the teeth whitening process, as well as discuss your desired results, book for an appointment today at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/cosmetic-dentistry/teeth-whitening/.

Dr. Sonia Olivares is dedicated to providing high-quality general dentistry to improve the oral health of the families in our community. We also offer several dental services:

For a Free Video Consultation, check us out at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.


Veneers

What Can Porcelain Dental Veneers Fix for You?

Porcelain dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain shaped to fit over the front side of your teeth. Veneers are strong, look natural, and are made to match the shape and color of your own teeth. They are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth and where appropriate, offer one of the best solutions to achieve an attractive and healthy smile.

If you’ve been dreaming of a whiter, brighter, more even smile without all the hassle of multiple dental procedures, porcelain dental veneers may be the perfect cosmetic dental solution for you! Contact iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares at today, call Doral: 305-620-8272 or Gables: 305-396-1026 to schedule free video consultation.

Veneers can be used to improve the function and appearance of teeth that have been affected by:

  • Discoloration (darkening or staining)
  • Abnormal white spots on teeth
  • Chipping
  • Crowding
  • Old composite bonding
  • Misalignment/poor spacing

At iSmile Dental Clinic with Dr. Sonia Olivares, our cosmetic dentists in Coral Gables and Doral, Florida specialize in smile makeover to give our patients smiles that are just as natural-looking as they are beautiful. These porcelain dental veneers are literally a “shell covering” placed over and bonded to your teeth to close spaces, increase size, change color, or straighten.

Advantages of Dental Veneers

  • Cosmetically enhance the look of your teeth and they instantly change your appearance
  • Have whiter looking teeth and veneers give crooked teeth the illusion of being straight
  • Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains than natural teeth
  • Many non-invasive and no preparation required options
  • Nearly impossible to tell the difference between veneers and natural teeth
  • Veneers protect the underlying tooth

Do Veneers Ruin Your Real Teeth?

  • Cosmetically enhance the look of your teeth and they instantly change your appearance
  • Have whiter looking teeth and veneers give crooked teeth the illusion of being straight
  • Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains than natural teeth
  • Many non-invasive and no preparation required options
  • Nearly impossible to tell the difference between veneers and natural teeth
  • Veneers protect the underlying tooth

How Long Do Veneers Last On Front Teeth?

Porcelain veneers on front teeth are often the most susceptible to damage. This is because they are the primary points of contact with everything, from staining foods to impacts to the face. However, with proper care, there is no reason why they should not for over a decade.

Is It Worth Getting Porcelain Veneers?

  • Porcelain dental veneers are a great confidence boost for people with chipped, uneven, hugely spaced, and discolored front teeth.
  • Porcelain dental veneers can help mask serious dental problems.
  • If you have broken teeth, they can cover it with a veneer that will give the appearance of a complete tooth.
  • In some mouths, there are teeth that are oddly shaped.
  • If your tooth has a unique appearance that is noticeable when you open your mouth, a veneer will give you a standard shape.

Is It Time?

The benefits of full mouth porcelain veneers make looking into getting them well worth it. You’ll love your new found confidence when you flash your smile. Feeling insecure when you smile completely dampens your ability to feel happy. If you can’t smile without feeling embarrassed, you can’t even express happiness without a downside.

Porcelain Veneers in Coral Gables and Doral have never been done better than they are at ISmile with Dr. Sonia Olivares. If you are looking for porcelain dental veneers in Doral and Coral Gables come and visit ISmile and book for a consultation.