Smile! (It Makes You Look Younger)

Did you know that the simple act of smiling can make you look younger? A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) found that the age of a person is most likely to be underestimated when he or she is smiling. Typically, individuals find smiling faces to be more attractive, upbeat, and youthful, a fact that … Read More

The Ortho Battle: Invisalign vs. Braces

In the world of orthodontics, traditional fixed orthodontic appliances (FOA) are king. Almost all patients, especially children and adolescence are treated using metal braces, but that might all change after a few studies have shown that clear aligners might be more beneficial.  According to a recent article from the Dental Tribune, a team of German researchers compared the oral health … Read More

Perfect Your Smile with Dental Veneers

One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures is the application of dental veneers. Sometimes referred to as porcelain veneers, these wafer-thin, custom-made shells cover the front surface of teeth to improve the appearance. They’re bonded to the front of the teeth and can change color, shape, size, or length. They are made from porcelain or resin composite materials, both … Read More

Digitizing Dentistry

Thanks to modern day dental technology, the practice of receiving a dental crown is becoming a whole lot easier.  A dental crown is a custom-made cap that is permanently placed over a damaged tooth to restore shape, strength, and aesthetics.  Typically, in the event a crown is needed, a mold would be made of the area and sent to a … Read More

Technological Advances in Restorative Dentistry

There’s no doubt that the art and science of tooth replacement have come a long way in recent years.  When once an individual was forced to live with an embarrassing gap where a tooth used to be, they now have several options for replacement.  Dentures, bridges, and dental implants are just a few choices available, and with technological developments, “fake” … Read More

The Power of a Smile

Every year, Time magazine releases their compilation of the most influential people in the world in the form of a top 100 list.  They are actors, leaders, athletes, moguls, and individuals, who inspire, entertain, challenge, and change the world we live in.  While the list is made up of a variety of men and women from around the globe, they … Read More

The Aesthetically Appealing Porcelain Veneer

Are you looking to safely and effectively enhance your smile? Whether you’re unhappy with the size, shape, or color of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be the solution you’ve been searching for.  These extremely thin and custom made materials are bonded to the front of teeth to aesthetically improve your smile by repairing unwanted features, such as discoloration, natural wear … Read More

Legendary Imperfections: Stars Who Sport Less-Than-Perfect Smiles

***UPDATED: August 29, 2013*** The “gap-tooth gang” recently lost a member as it has been reported that Brazilian soccer superstar, Ronaldinho, has undergone surgery to repair his teeth.  For several years, fans around the world have identified the stellar athlete by his distinctive smile, which sported protruding, crooked incisors. But rumor has it that the 33-year-old opted for porcelain veneers … Read More

Your Summer Smile

In a few short days, summer will officially begin, although many have already started to enjoy the sunshine.  Several people use the summer months as motivation to work on their physical appearance.  Toning up, getting tan, and shedding a few pounds are some of common goals many shoot for, but they seem to forget about another characteristic that accentuates all … Read More

Smiles Leave a Lasting Impression

You only get one shot at making a first impression, and studies have shown that a person’s smile is one of the first traits to be noticed.  Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is the easiest and most effective way to get the best smile possible.  It seems a bit redundant to repeat the time-tested routine you’ve done since childhood (you … Read More