Just like medical doctors can specialize in different fields, so too can dentists. The specialty of the dentist you go to matters more than you might think. A dentist’s areas of specialization speak to his or her training and credentials, as well as the availability of dental services in the office. So take the time to do your research before you choose a dentist, and keep reading to learn about the differences between general dentists and cosmetic dentists. What do general dentists do? A general dentistry practitioner is the dental… Read More
First impressions really do matter, especially when you’re on a first date, interviewing for your dream job, or schmoozing with important clients. And when it comes to making first impressions, few things are as impactful as a brilliant, welcoming smile. If your smile is less than welcoming, it’s time to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you make a fantastic first impression. Teeth whitening Stained teeth can send the wrong signal. If your… Read More
Invisalign is among the most popular teeth straightening systems. Patients tend to prefer it as an alternative to metal braces because the aligners are discreet. In fact, they are virtually invisible, and they can be easily removed for restriction-free eating and thorough cleaning. Your cosmetic dentist will give you instructions for cleaning your Invisalign aligners, but here’s a quick primer to help you become familiar with the dos and don’ts. Do brush your teeth too Each time you enjoy a meal, you should brush your teeth for at least two… Read More
Walk into the average big box store, and you’ll see an entire aisle dedicated to oral hygiene. If you’re a fan of clean teeth and healthy gums, you might enjoy comparison-shopping electric toothbrushes, dental water jets, specialized mouth rinses, and organic toothpaste. But do all these products really do what they say they will? Some experts say that certain products can have unexpected side effects. Others, such as water flossers, may do more harm than good because of the unintended, indirect way they can affect your oral care routine. Over-the-counter… Read More
When you feel good about your smile, you project confidence to those around you. Thanks to Invisalign, you can achieve your goals of having beautiful, straight teeth in a way that is comfortable and doesn’t disrupt your lifestyle. These clear plastic aligners are one of the best things you can do for your teeth, and compared to other orthodontic treatments, they are incredibly discreet. Get the teeth straightening benefits of traditional braces without the mouthful of metal. It doesn’t take long to see noticeable results with the Invisalign system, and… Read More
Seasoned hiring managers have a sharp eye and a keen attention to detail. They’ll notice things about you that you might have overlooked yourself. If your shoelaces are mismatched, your under-eye bags betray your sleep habits, or you have a slight case of bed hair, you can bet your interviewer will see it. Granted, your skills, work history, and experience should take center stage in any hiring decision, but everyone knows that first impressions can make all the difference—especially in a competitive job market. Before you walk out your door… Read More
It’s a brand new year. Put the past behind you, and move forward because you deserve to be happy, healthy, and self-confident. What better way to accomplish all three than with a total makeover? Your makeover checklist may include your smile, hair, and wardrobe, but you could also extend it to include your home and your lifestyle if you wish. Make over your smile Want to take better care of your health and improve your appearance? A smile makeover can accomplish both! First, visit your dentist for a checkup and… Read More
Roughly four million Americans wear braces, and about one-quarter of these are adults. Invisalign provides an alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear aligners are invisible to the eye, making them especially attractive solutions for those who are conscious about appearances. We find that many teens, adults and seniors have questions about Invisalign, including about the bumps, buttons, bands and other attachments that are sometimes required. What Are the Attachments and What Is Their Purpose? Attachments are small sticky dots about the same shade as the color of teeth. These… Read More
By about five weeks of age, babies start to show “social smiles.” These are intentional expressions of love and warmth that start surprisingly early in life. As children grow up, most of them start to intuitively pick up on other, subtler cues of social situations and emotions. A person’s smile and other body language indicators can give insight as to that individual’s personality and feelings. 1. A smile can make you seem trustworthy Smiles are contagious. A warm, genuine smile can instantly make other people feel happier. Food served with… Read More
One of the reasons why so many people prefer Invisalign over metal braces is that these clear aligners are removable. You’ll take them out before each meal and snack. This means that there’s no need to worry about crunchy, chewy, sticky, or hard foods damaging any part of your aligners. Essentially, you can eat whatever you want when your aligners aren’t in your mouth. Of course, any orthodontic treatment will affect your eating habits. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to find out what you can expect from daily life with… Read More
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