Smile, Ladies: February Is American Heart Month

Avoiding the dental chair? You may want to rethink that choice. A recent study in Health Economics reported that older women who get regular dental care are about one-third less likely to suffer from heart disease. Research has suggested that chronic inflammation causes heart disease – and gum disease is a chronic inflammatory condition. Left […]

  • Posted on: Feb 16 2011
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Pucker Up for Dental Health

It’s always the right time to kiss the one you love, but did you know that puckering up can actually have a positive effect on your dental health? According to the Academy of General Dentistry, kissing increases saliva in your mouth, which cleans your teeth of the bacteria that can cause cavities. (And if you […]

  • Posted on: Feb 9 2011
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Seeing Shadows on Your Teeth?

Happy Groundhog Day! Are you sneaking back into your house to avoid your own shadow? Don’t let your smile be the cause! When you’re facing the prospect of six more weeks of winter, it can be downright dejecting. But when you’re facing a future filled with grim dissatisfaction about your smile and appearance, it can […]

  • Posted on: Feb 2 2011
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How to Get a Natural-Looking Smile

Wish you had a natural-looking new smile that really reflected the true you? Cosmetic dentistry is the answer – and no dental issue or concern is too great to overcome. You’ve seen smiles that just don’t “match” a person’s face – the teeth are too white, too small or too large, there’s just something off […]

  • Posted on: Jan 19 2011
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Mind the (Dental) Gap

A gap-toothed smile hasn’t stopped people like Elton John, Madonna, Anna Paquin, David Letterman, Lauren Hutton, and Laurence Fishburne from reaching celebrity status – in fact, that aesthetic quirk has only added to their star power. But if you’re unhappy with your own gap-toothed smile, it could be affecting your professional success. For gap-toothed people […]

  • Posted on: Jan 12 2011
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Your Dental Health Checklist

Happy New Year! There’s no better time to check up on the health and wellness of your smile and, if necessary, make some changes. Are you experiencing any painful or uncomfortable symptoms in your teeth or gums? Are you unhappy with your smile? Ask yourself if you fit into any of the following categories:

  • Posted on: Jan 5 2011
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Give the Gift of a Smile Makeover

Looking to treat yourself this holiday season? Maybe a loved one wants to give you something extra special. It may sound cliché, but there is no measuring the gift of a healthy, beautiful smile. (Gift certificates are available – just contact us!) New Year’s is right around the corner and so many people make resolutions […]

  • Posted on: Dec 21 2010
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How to Manage Age-Related Dental Issues

Today, people enjoy the privilege of longer life spans compared to past generations. This also means that a large chunk of the population will inevitably feel the aches, pains, and disintegration that commonly accompany aging – and that includes the state of your teeth. It’s not just natural aging that can cause your smile to […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2010
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Not Happy with the Size of Your Teeth?

When someone’s teeth don’t fit their face, it’s noticeable. Typically, the wrong size teeth are the result of poorly fitted dentures or veneers. Celebs are sometimes the worst offenders when it comes to ill-fitting veneers. Hilary Duff’s teeth are too big and too long for her mouth and face. American Idol’s Elliot Yamin now has […]

  • Posted on: Dec 1 2010
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Gum Disease Goes Beyond Your Mouth

When is the last time you really gave any thought to your gums, or to your overall oral health? What happens in your mouth can affect the rest of your body – for better or worse. According to a study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Periodontology, […]

  • Posted on: Nov 17 2010
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