Blog Archive

Kathy Bates Plays It Smart With Professional Teeth Whitening Nov 7th, 2018

Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates knows how important it is to present your best face to the world — and one of the most important features of that face is a beaming smile. But there came a point when she noticed something was a little off. “I've always had good...

3 Things You May Not Know About Orthodontics Oct 25th, 2018

It’s a common sight to see someone wearing braces—and not just teens or pre-teens. In the last few decades, people in their adult years (even late in life) are transforming their smiles through orthodontics.If you’re an adult considering treatment to straighten your teeth, this particular dental specialty might be an...

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding Sep 1st, 2018

Sure, it’s big news when celebs tweet selfies from the dental office… if you’re still living in the 20th century. But in Hollywood today, it’s harder to say who hasn’t posted snaps of themselves in the dentist’s chair than who has. Yet the pictures recently uploaded to Twitter by Mark...

World Cup Soccer Coach-Dentist Saves the Day! Aug 2nd, 2018

If you followed the 2018 FIFA World Cup Soccer games, you probably know that one of this year’s biggest surprises was the debut of the team from Iceland—the smallest country ever to earn a chance at the sport’s top prize. But here’s something you may not have known: When he’s...

Be on the Alert for Gum Disease While Wearing Braces Jul 13th, 2018

On your way to a more attractive smile, you’ll have to deal with some inconveniences while wearing braces like avoiding certain foods or habits or dealing with possible embarrassment about your new “metal smile.” But there’s one consequence of wearing braces that could dramatically affect your dental health: the difficulty...

3 Common Causes for Chronic Dry Mouth and What You can do About It Jun 23rd, 2018

Like most people, you’ve no doubt experienced occasional dry mouth as when you’re thirsty or just waking from sleep. These are normal occurrences that usually don’t last long.But xerostomia or chronic dry mouth is another matter. Not only is this continual lack of adequate saliva uncomfortable, it could increase your risk for...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham Jun 13th, 2018

During his former career as a professional footballer (that's a soccer star to U.S. sports fans) David Beckham was known for his skill at “bending” a soccer ball. His ability to make the ball curve in mid-flight — to avoid a defender or score a goal — led scores of...

Finding the Right Solution for Your Gummy Smile Jun 3rd, 2018

Even with picture perfect teeth, you may still be unhappy with your appearance. The problem: too much of your upper gums show when you smile.There’s no precise standard for a “gummy smile”—it’s often a matter of perception. As a rule of thumb, though, we consider a smile “gummy” if four...

Learn How To Protect Your Teeth During Stress Awareness Month Apr 24th, 2018

Lots of people don’t know that April is National Stress Awareness Month; don’t fret if you’re one of them. For many, stress is already a common feature of everyday life. According to the American Psychological Association, 62% of Americans are stressed at their jobs, and stress has been estimated to...

Crown Lengthening Helps us Treat Hard to Reach Cavities Apr 14th, 2018

While we often associate tooth decay with cavities forming in a tooth’s visible or biting surfaces, the occurrence of this all too common disease isn’t limited to those areas. Cavities can develop in any part of a tooth exposed to bacteria.Gum recession, the shrinking back of the gums from the...

Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello Chips a Tooth, but Concert Still "Worth It" Mar 15th, 2018

Everyone loves a concert where there's plenty of audience participation… until it starts to get out of hand. Recently, the platinum-selling band Fifth Harmony was playing to a packed house in Atlanta when things went awry for vocalist Camila Cabello. Fans were batting around a big plastic ball, and one unfortunate...

Don't Ignore Tooth Pain - You May Need a Root Canal Feb 28th, 2018

Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in the world, nearly as prevalent as the common cold. It’s also one of the two major dental diseases—the other being periodontal (gum) disease—most responsible for tooth and bone loss.Tooth decay begins with high levels of acid, the byproduct of oral...

New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep Jan 29th, 2018

Did you make any New Year's resolutions this year? For many of us, these pledges reflect a sincere desire for self-improvement—whether it's in terms of our career, our personal lives, or our health. Yet it isn't always possible to keep every promise we make…and while exercising every day and cutting...

Steely Dan Founder's Death Highlights Importance of Early Cancer Detection Jan 21st, 2018

Fans of the legendary rock band Steely Dan received some sad news a few months ago: Co-founder Walter Becker died unexpectedly at the age of 67. The cause of his death was an aggressive form of esophageal cancer. This disease, which is related to oral cancer, may not get as...

The Health of Your Mouth Could Affect the Rest of Your Body Jan 6th, 2018

No man is an island….” So wrote the poet John Donne four centuries ago. And while he meant the unity of humanity, the metaphor could equally apply to the interdependence of the various parts of the human body, including the mouth. According to recent scientific research, your mouth isn’t an...