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The Importance of Smiles and How Veneers from a Dentist Solve Problems


Despite some trends that surface in social media nowadays, it’s still the smile that most people notice and care about. A dazzling set of evenly-shaped ivories can go a long way.

The Relevance of Smiles

The results of a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) show that most people place a high value on a person’s smile. First off, almost all adults (99.7 percent) believe that a smile is a valuable social asset. On the other hand, 96 percent believe that an attractive smile enhances a person’s appeal to the opposite sex. Meanwhile, about 74 percent thinks that an unattractive smile negatively affects career success.

The AACD is not alone in these conclusions. Many other studies and surveys present similar findings, like more people associating good personality with straight teeth, good smiles improving social lives, and crooked teeth reducing confidence.
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September 9, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Worst Foods for the Teeth: Consult a Dentist to Reverse the Damage


Because teeth get directly in contact with food, it only follows that food has the greatest impact on their health. Some food are more harmful than others, though. Read on to know more about the types of food that will most likely make you need the help of a dentist.

Citrus Fruits

These fruits are highly acidic – their name comes from citric acid, after all. Acids are natural enemies of the teeth as they erode the tooth enamel over time. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) published a study on the effects of different citrus fruit juices on human teeth. It found that lemon and grapefruit juice have the strongest erosion effects. Orange juice, however, is less acidic and many store-bought variants are fortified with Vitamin D and calcium, nutrients good for the teeth.
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September 7, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

How a Dentist in Scranton, PA Can Make Your Visit Totally Pain-Free


Many people who are wearing traditional and even invisible braces feel restricted when it comes to their options in cosmetic dentistry. Patients who undergo orthodontic treatment plans that are aimed at correcting teeth alignment often express doubt as to whether they can still get their teeth whitened. If you ask a cosmetic dentist from practices serving the Wilkes Barre area, the short answer will be “yes”. Using the proper whitening methods, a dentist can help you get a brighter smile while you’re still working on better alignment and bite.

Bleaching Options

Bleaching is the most recommended type of teeth whitening for patients with braces, particularly one done in the dental office by your dentist. The strength of in-office bleaching is highly effective that it produces a two-tone effect you may notice after your braces have been removed.
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September 5, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ask a Cosmetic Dentist: Can Teeth with Braces be Effectively Whitened?


Many people who are wearing traditional and even invisible braces feel restricted when it comes to their options in cosmetic dentistry. Patients who undergo orthodontic treatment plans that are aimed at correcting teeth alignment often express doubt as to whether they can still get their teeth whitened. If you ask a cosmetic dentist from practices serving the Wilkes Barre area, the short answer will be “yes”. Using the proper whitening methods, a dentist can help you get a brighter smile while you’re still working on better alignment and bite.

Bleaching Options

Bleaching is the most recommended type of teeth whitening for patients with braces, particularly one done in the dental office by your dentist. The strength of in-office bleaching is highly effective that it produces a two-tone effect you may notice after your braces have been removed.
http://www.backmountaindental.com/ask-a-cosmetic-dentist-can-teeth-with-braces-be-effectively-whitened/

September 3, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment