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Younger or Skinnier?

Would you rather lose weight or lose an imperfect smile? In a society as superficial as our own, this definitely seems like a tough choice. Both have their advantages and their limitations. Yet both can significantly impact how others view you. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry decided to conduct research to address this decision. Their…

With these super foods, freshen your mouth while you eat

With all of our technological advances, you’d think we would have discovered a way to keep our mouths smelling fresh and clean all day long. Unfortunately, this breakthrough has yet to become reality. Some of us often carry a spare toothbrush and floss just in case we decide to indulge in some garlic at lunch.…

Why You Should Enter Our Summer iPad Giveaway Contest

We blogged about how we’re giving away an iPad a few weeks ago.  Many people think a tablet is something they don’t need, and thus will never use.  That’s a valid concern.  Why would anyone need a tablet, especially if you already have a laptop?  Let’s talk about this. These days, almost everyone needs a computer…

Why Selfies Could be Bad for your Child

We’re living in the “Age of Selfies.” Every generation establishes a new peak of narcissism and self-absorption. Each time it happens we’re momentarily shocked at our own self-centeredness, but then it becomes standard. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and smartphone “selfies” are merely our generation’s continuation of this innate narcissism. The “selfie” trend, however, is spreading rapidly.…

Where in the World to Celebrate Christmas

Us Americans know how to party. We can get wild, make some noise, and bring the police down on us due to our revelry. When it comes to Christmas time, this holds true. But when compared to other countries’ celebrations of the holidays, ours are not too impressive. We’ve investigated the best places around the…

What You Need To Know About Sunscreen

First and foremost, everyone needs to wear it.  It doesn’t matter if you’re fair-skinned or dark-skinned — the risk of skin cancer is there no matter what.   Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the incidence of melanoma in both men and women “has risen two percent every year from 2000 to…

What are the Most Watched Sports Events?

With the Sochi Winter Olympics coming up in less than three weeks, the event got us wondering. Plenty of people watch the Olympics when they come round…but what are the most watched events in the world? Certainly the Olympics is on that list, but what else?? Well, that’s what brings us here… Top 5 Most…

We’re Giving Away An iPad!

Wish you had an iPad for those lazy summer days?  Guess what?  We’re giving one away!    Contest Details: Enter between June 1st and July 31st only! To enter: click the link below, Like our Facebook page, then hit ‘Enter.’ Share the contest with your local friends to be entered twice! Prize is eligible for…

Veneers vs. Crowns: Which Are Best For Me?

When you smile, no one should suspect that you have had dental work done. Whether you have porcelain crowns or veneers, what people should comment on is your new stunning smile. Though they may notice something about you is different, your renewed self-confidence will be what shines the most. Dealing with a smile you hate…

Unregistered Dentist Created the Teeth for Jaws

In1973, Luis Fairman launched his dental technology career. At first, Fairman was just another professional in the dental field. That all changed a few years later when his company—Bodmin Dental Lab—won the contract to provide a key prop for the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. If you haven’t seen the movie, you may…

UK Women Want To Dazzle Like The Duchess

  Women want Kate’s smile. Why? Because it’s natural. The Duchess of Cambridge has been all over the news lately.  First it was the engagement, then the royal wedding, the pregnancy, and now the royal baby.  Why is the world — namely the Brits — so obsessed with the common born-turned princess?   The answer…

True Confessions of a Teeth Grinder

It had been a long, terrible, no-good week. My boss kept asking if I could do one more thing. One thing led to 10 things, which led to a crazy amount of paperwork. I arrived early and left late, but my desk was still covered with mountains of paper. My eldest left for college on…

Top Spring Break Destinations for Families

The idea of spring break has long been associated with teens and college students going to party for a week with their friends in Cancun or some other locale where the drinking age is under 21.  But for those of us who are married and have young kids, we’re trying to avoid places that resemble…

The Top 10 Things People Think About in the Dentist’s Chair

Sitting in a dentist’s chair can be a nerve-wracking experience. You have probably found yourself in that situation many times, just letting your mind wander a little bit, but what exactly do most people think about? Is it how bored they are, or something a bit more dramatic like anxiety about the tools? Here are 10 of…

The Top 10 Oral Health Warning Signs

It’s hard to eat well and enjoy good food and drinks if you don’t have healthy teeth and gums. It’s important to see your dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings and checkups. When caring for your teeth and gums at home, paying attention to irregularities can help you catch underlying issues before…

Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?

Riddle us this: What lives in your bathroom, has tiny bristles, and can house 1.2 million bacteria? Hint: It’s not your toilet brush. Turns out it is, in fact, your toothbrush. The New York State Dental Journal found that more than 70 percent of toothbrushes are contaminated with at least five of the nastiest germs…

Toddlers, Tiaras and Flippers

Beauty pageants have always been as much a competition of beauty as they are of confidence. Even the most stunning contestant can be undone by appearing nervous or making even the slightest mistake. When so much is placed on outer appearance, the slightest crack in the veneer can shatter the whole image. Beauty pageants have…

Tips for Sticking to Your Resolution

New Year’s resolutions are notorious for being abandoned within a few weeks, or even days, of the new year. We make them because we’d truly like to see them accomplished. Yet like most things, to see them through requires serious self motivation. Motivation is not always one of our strong suits. That said, motivation is definitely…

The types of dental treatments your teeth may actually need

Modern dental treatments can make your smile look its best while improving your comfort and dental health. The following are some types of dental treatments your teeth may need: Porcelain veneers and laminates Veneers/laminates are custom-made to precisely fit and cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re bonded to the surface of your teeth…

The Three Types of Smiles

Imagine being able to design what your smile looks like.  It’s an opportunity that comes with a cost, just like any cosmetic surgical procedure.  When choosing to undergo a multiple-tooth operation, a cosmetic dentist usually offers a smile consultation.   Catherine Zeta-Jones had her smile redone. Cosmetic dentists have a different set of priorities than…

The Sinister Side of Sugar Addiction

Let this be a warning to you soda drinkers-readers out there! I’ve heard people say they’re ‘addicted to cola’ before, but not like this.  Australian native William Kennewell has proved the addiction is real.  At the tender age of 25, Kennewell has lost not two, not three, but ALL of his teeth.  And he can…

The Scary Tie Between Periodontitis and Heart Attacks

Generally, when people think about the causes of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, some of the first things that come to mind include a bad diet, alcohol intake, and smoking. However, many individuals may not realize that poor oral hygiene should also be added to that list. Within the past several years, the American Heart…

The reasons why you SHOULD get an electric toothbrush.

Proper brushing is one of the most important things you can do to help care for your teeth. It’s possible to do a good job with a manual toothbrush, but when it comes to toothbrush recommendations, dentists will often suggest an electric brush. An electric toothbrush offers the following advantages over a manual one: More…

The Golden Toilet Paper

King Midas would find himself in familiar territory with the release of a product that is truly a waste of money: golden toilet paper. It’s not a trick or gimmick. An Australian company has actually made a roll of toilet paper made from 22-carat gold. Humanity has indeed reached a new low (or high depending…

The four best smiles of 2015

Nothing builds confidence or reflects beauty like an incredible smile. These celebrities not only have great teeth, they have captivating smiles that set them apart from all the others. In no particular order, these are the four best smiles of 2015. Natalie Portman Natalie Portman’s smile emanates a natural beauty. The actress has had her…

The Flaws of Google Glass

The many features of Google Glass. As tech gurus and get hyped up for the 2014 release of Google Glass, they should be wary of the risks involved with wearing the tiny super computer. For those who haven’t heard, Google Glass is a miniature internet-connected computer worn on the face like glasses.  With Google Glass,…

The cold truth about ice and teeth sensitivity

You’re at a summer bash when someone offers you your favorite cocktail. It looks delicious, so you take a huge sip. Instead of refreshing limey goodness, you’re met with blinding pain. What gives? About one in eight Americans suffers from tooth sensitivity, which is one of the early signs of tooth decay. Prevent tooth sensitivity…

Our Teeth Whitening Reviews

White teeth are an essential part of a person’s image. Aesthetically they’re pleasing. They also convey healthiness and the fact that you maintain yourself. The problem is the cost. Professional whitening treatment can cost upwards of $300. So the natural move is to DIY—do it yourself. Before you travel down this path, however, you should at…

Teeth Whitening Diamond

Are those Crest White Stripes not getting the job done? Or that Rembrandt Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit just not getting your teeth white enough? If you’re blaming your teeth, it’s not their fault. Maybe you haven’t tried hard enough. Maybe you’re missing an incredible whitening treatment. Have you checked them all out? Because if…

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