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Causes and Treatments for Halitosis

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath, a common and embarrassing condition that affects many adults.  It can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems.  Since Halitosis can be caused by many factors, it is important to first diagnose the cause of the problem before coming … Continue reading "Causes and Treatments for Halitosis"

It is Never Too Late to Improve Your Smile

If you are an adult who is not happy with the appearance of your smile, it is never too late to improve it.  Maybe you needed braces as a child but did not have access to orthodontic care.  Perhaps you have chipped a tooth along the way and never took the time to have it … Continue reading "It is Never Too Late to Improve Your Smile"

Full Mouth Restoration

A full mouth restoration refers to the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all or most of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.  It typically involves a combination of general or restorative procedures such as fillings, crowns, bridges and veneers.  It may also require periodontal treatments to treat the gums as well … Continue reading "Full Mouth Restoration"

Youth Sports and Dental Injuries

Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injuries sustained during participation in sports.  In fact, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation estimates that more than three million teeth will be knocked out during youth sporting events in the United States this year. The best way to prevent a dental injury while participating in … Continue reading "Youth Sports and Dental Injuries"

Online Dating and Your Smile

If you are a single American and are currently dating on-line or considering dating on-line, you are not alone.  According to recent estimates, approximately 5.5 million American singles are currently utilizing one or more on-line dating services.  In one survey, 49% of those utilizing on-line dating services reported that physical characteristics from photos and videos … Continue reading "Online Dating and Your Smile"

Looking Forward to Dental Appointments?

For as long as there have been dentists, patients have dreaded dental appointments.  For many, visiting the dentist involves a long wait in a poorly decorated dental office with uncomfortable chairs and five year-old magazines.  Well, not anymore!  There is a new trend emerging that is making many patients actually look forward to visiting the … Continue reading "Looking Forward to Dental Appointments?"

Painless Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.  When most of us think about having a tooth extracted or pulled from our mouth, it automatically conjures up thoughts of pain and discomfort.  However, with dental advances including sedation dentistry, this does not have to be the case.  The … Continue reading "Painless Tooth Extractions"

Tooth Loss in the United States

Although the prevalence of partial and total tooth loss among Americans has decreased since 1970, tooth loss is still a problem for many Americans.  A full grown adult has thirty-two teeth including four wisdom teeth.  Many adults will have their wisdom teeth removed leaving them with twenty-eight teeth.  According to the latest (1999-2004) National Health … Continue reading "Tooth Loss in the United States"

Hollywood Smiles For Regular People

Have you ever noticed that almost everyone in Hollywood has a perfect smile?  It is rare to see an actor or an actress on television or in the movies who does not have perfect teeth.  You can be assured that they were not all born this way!  Many actors and actresses choose to improve the … Continue reading "Hollywood Smiles For Regular People"

The Benefits of an Attractive Smile

Scientific research has proven that the better you look, the better others treat you.  It is not even a conscious choice by those around you; it is just the way human nature works.  Right or wrong, the reality is that attractiveness can determine how other people perceive you and treat you.  Your smile and teeth … Continue reading "The Benefits of an Attractive Smile"