11645 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 407,
North Miami, FL 33181.

Rating: 5North Miami Dentist - 5 Star Reviews
Dr. Sylvan Fain Reviewed by Mauriciob

12 countries, nine dentists....and Dr. Fain rates as #1.....best dentist I have ever been to and I have been to a lot of them....also the hygenist that cleans is a wonder.....Great service, no two hour wait (actually less than 15 minutes with a packed waiting room), and totally painless.....even the injection. Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Fain.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Our teeth may be hard substances, but this does not mean that they cannot break. Care should be taken to prevent chips, cracks, or fractures by avoiding hard foods such as ice or popcorn kernels. Nuts should not be cracked with the teeth, nor bottles and challenging packages opened. Doing such things puts your teeth at risk of damage.
The two biggest enemies to healthy teeth are sugar and acids, both of which are in various foods, including soft drinks. Some contain more than others do, but all are damaging (Mountain Dew seems to do the most damage, with a high acid content). Both sugars and acids cause tooth enamel to soften, posing a risk of decay. Parents are advised to monitor their children's consumption of sugary and acidic foods, even foods such as pickles or vinegar, because enamel isn't fully formed in the young mouth and so children are more susceptible to the effects of acids and sugar. In addition to limiting, or eliminating, soft drinks and other sugary foods from the diet, chewing sugar-free gum with xylitol after meals helps reduce the effects of such substances, as does rinsing with a high-quality mouthwash.
Fluoride, in small doses, promotes healthy teeth. However, excessive amounts can lead to irregularities in tooth enamel. Children should be supervised when brushing with fluoride toothpaste so that they do not swallow it. Both children and adults need only about a pea-sized dab of toothpaste to accomplish great results.
Many people grind their teeth while they sleep, but are not aware of this habit. If you consistently wake with pain in the jaw, or experience persistent headaches, it is likely that you grind your teeth, a habit called bruxing, which can cause damage to the teeth, resulting in wear that shortens them over time. Bruxing can irritate the joints at the back of the jaw, the temporomandibular joints, which could lead to TMJ disorder and can even affect hearing. Your dentist has solutions to tooth grinding to protect optimal oral health.
A tooth might be lost for a number of reasons. Whether from gum disease, decay, or physical trauma, replacing a lost permanent tooth is important, as there are consequences to the smile and to oral health. A gap is left by a lost tooth, which can cause the surrounding teeth to shift. As teeth shift, chewing function and even speech can even be affected. There are also cosmetic implications of living with missing teeth, such as misalignment, unsightly gaps, or a sunken-in appearance.

There are various ways to replace a missing tooth, but dental implants are considered the optimal restorative choice. Implants are designed to function just as natural teeth do, and they last forever. With dental implants, the smile is restored to a naturally beautiful appearance.
It is a common assumption that tooth loss occurs due to decay. Most often, a tooth or teeth are lost because of gum disease, which is often painless right up to the point that tooth loss occurs. There are signs of gum disease that you should know, so that this serious condition can be treated before tooth loss occurs. If gums bleed when you brush and floss, or teeth feel loose, or are shifting, see your dentist for gum disease treatment. Surgery is not the only option for gum disease treatment. At Fain Dental Arts, we offer a painless, non-invasive process for treating gum disease.
We have learned through extensive research that gum disease is linked to conditions such as heart disease and stroke, two health concerns that could prove to be fatal. The American Academy of Periodontology states that gum disease also increases the risk of underweight births, premature births, and can compromise the health of those with existing respiratory disease or diabetes. In light of this, we view gum disease as a very serious matter. Estimates from the American Dental Association are that 8 out of 10 Americans are living with some form of periodontal (gum) disease.

There IS Good News!

Gum disease, although prevalent, is treatable. The earlier treatment begins the easier and less invasive it can be. Mild periodontal disease can be treated conservatively, and generally can be managed with improved dental hygiene and non-invasive, painless treatment from Dr. Fain. Advanced periodontal disease may require surgical treatment, which is very successful in eliminating the infection that threatens teeth, gums, and general health. After gum disease treatment, oral health is closely monitored for optimal maintenance.
Professional dental cleaning isn’t done just to polish the smile; it is performed to eliminate plaque that has formed on the teeth, something that cannot be accomplished with regular brushing and flossing alone. Regular six-month cleanings are painless and help keep your smile healthy.
We all have joints at the back of the jaw, called the temporomandibular joints. In some cases, these joints become irritated or fail to function properly. This is called TMJ disorder, a condition that may cause:
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Popping or clicking in the jaw
  • Facial tenderness or pain
  • Pain in the neck or around the ears
  • Headaches
  • Limited range of motion of the jaw
  • Teeth that do not fit together properly when chewing
Treatment for TMJ disorder can be obtained from your dentist.

Financial Options

We strive to make it easy to get the beautiful smile you deserve!

Fain Dental Arts accepts cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Prepayment discounts are also offered.

We work with a number of major insurance plans, we are happy to file claims and handle the necessary paperwork for our patients and help them attain the maximum benefits they are allowed.

Easy, interest-free financing options with flexible monthly payment arrangements are available.

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