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Simple Tips for a Healthy Looking Smile

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Dental Care | Comments

Simple Tips for a Healthy Looking Smile

A Little Smile Maintenance Goes a Long Way Maintaining a healthy smile is easy, and can even save you money at the dentist. All it takes is some super simple – but consistent – dental hygiene habits to keep your kisser in tip top shape. A diligent daily dental hygiene regimen along with some preventative dentistry is the first ingredient toward keeping a beaming & bright, healthy looking smile.   Why Is Dental Hygiene So Important?     Because we can avoid major treatment plans that cost significantly more than...

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3 Reasons Why Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Invisalign | Comments

3 Reasons Why Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth

Somerset NJ Invisalign Dentist Shares Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth   Having straight teeth isn’t just for looks, having properly aligned teeth is a major factor in maintaining both optimal oral health – and overall health. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.     Lots of readers may have had braces when they were younger, but these days just as many adults are undergoing orthodontic care to bring their bite back...

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Smiling Is Good for Your Health

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Dental Care | Comments

Smiling Is Good for Your Health

Smile…It’s Good For You   We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but just go ahead and try to laugh without smiling! And we all know that when we feel good we tend to smile more, but did you know that the reverse may be true as well? That is, just the simple act of smiling can be good for our health. Even though smiles have been said to be incredibly contagious, cracking a smile is scientifically proven to be good for your overall health.     In a 2012 study, published in issue of...

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What Are Dental Veneers?

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers & Porcelain Laminates Dental veneers & porcelain dental laminates are some of the most requested cosmetic dentistry anti-aging procedures, but a lot of people still don’t know what they are or what conditions they can help correct. Dental veneers are also sometimes referred to as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates, but they are both basically the same thing.   What Are Porcelain Dental Veneers?   Porcelain dental veneers are ultra-thin shells of slightly translucent ceramic material which are then...

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How to Tell Your Dentist That They Talk Too Much

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in SMILE! | Comments

How to Tell Your Dentist That They Talk Too Much

See How to Deal with a Chatty Dentist We’ve all been there…your dentist is what seems like shoulder deep in your mouth when they start asking questions. So, how’s the family? Have you been flossing daily? How does my wristwatch feel on the back of your throat? Yada, yada, yada…   These aren’t some obscure, rhetorical, meaning of life type questions requiring a simple yes or no answer, no. These talkative tooth jocks ask questions they actually expect an answer to, all while they’re busy scraping,...

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3 Reasons Why Your Dentist Loves the Month of April

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Dental Care | Comments

3 Reasons Why Your Dentist Loves the Month of April

What Is It About April that Dentists Love? Don’t be mistaken, dentists love every day of every month of the year they get to fight off the cavity creeps for their trusting patients. But they seem to favor a couple few months that really drive home the dental health awareness message. Now that Spring is upon us here in the upper half of our planet, April gives dentists three more oral health topics to discuss with patients, team members, blog readers, & just about anyone who is willing to listen.     April Is Oral Cancer...

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Which is Best: Dental Floss or Interdental Brushes?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Dental Care | Comments

Which is Best: Dental Floss or Interdental Brushes?

The Between Teeth Cleaning Tool Debate Say that three times fast! Dental floss or interdental brushes are two top tools for the task at hand. Craftsmen (and dentists) around the world agree, if you don’t apply the right tool for the job at hand, optimal results will be difficult to come by. And when we’re talking tooth cleaning tools, reaching the crevices & crannies in between teeth is essential for maintaining optimal oral health – & overall health! Really the choice is a personal one reliant on many individual...

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Floyd Mayweather’s Mouthguard Cost $25,000

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Dental Care | Comments

Floyd Mayweather’s Mouthguard Cost $25,000

Floyd Mayweather Has a $25,000 Mouthguard This $25,000 mouthguard is so MONEY…no really, there are REAL $100 bills inside the actual mouthpiece. We can all get a gander at this millionaire’s $25,000 mouthguard come May 2, 2015 when Floyd “Money” Mayweather takes on Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao in what is being billed as the “Fight of the Century.” According to celebrity gossip rag, TMZ, the boxer formerly known as Pretty Boy Floyd pays roughly $25,000-a-pop for a custom mouthguard. Apparently these...

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Oral Cancer Screenings: What Are They & Why Do We Need Them?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Dental Care | Comments

Oral Cancer Screenings: What Are They & Why Do We Need Them?

Oral Cancer Screenings at the Dentist An oral cancer screening is usually part of a normal dental exam, where your dentist inspects your face, neck, lips, and mouth to look for any signs of oral cancer.     We all need one because close to 43,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. (Source: Oral Cancer Foundation). Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, because they’re the ones that are looking in our mouths on what we hope is a regular...

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10 Toothache Remedies that Should Be April Fools Jokes

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in SMILE! | Comments

10 Toothache Remedies that Should Be April Fools Jokes

It’s April Fools Day!     This first day of April brings us a chance to examine a few of the most harebrained (see #9), funny, or downright demented toothache remedies throughout history. Now maybe humans didn’t take such good care of their teeth in the Middle Ages, and maybe dental hygiene wasn’t the biggest worry on the block, but all of these are more fitting of an April Fools punchline than a legitimate dental health toothache treatment plan. For your reading enjoyment, we’ve compiled a list of the most...

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