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3 Top Reasons Why Dental Implants Have Gained So Much Popularity Sep 16th, 2020

While dental implants have existed for decades, today’s modern dentistry practices have improved the comfort and durability of this tooth-replacement option. Whether you have to replace one or several missing teeth, dental implants provide the most permanent and low-maintenance option available for restoring a natural-looking, fully functioning smile. Dental professionals...

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt? Aug 3rd, 2020

With more than 50 years of successful use, dental implants are considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. People choose dental implants because these customized devices match the look and feel of your natural teeth as closely as possible. With the added benefits of comfort and durability, dental implants...

Dental Implants: Why They're Your Best Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth Jul 14th, 2020

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but injury, decay, or disease can still result in tooth loss. Having a gap along your gum line can make you feel self-conscious and unattractive. It can also cause discomfort when speaking and chewing. If you want to replace your missing tooth...

Missing a Tooth? Here's Why You Should Fix The Problem With a Dental Implant Jun 5th, 2020

Missing a tooth due to decay, injury, or disease can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance when you smile, laugh, or speak. It can also affect the way you use your mouth, interfering with normal chewing and eating. A dental implant can resolve the cosmetic and functional issues caused...

OSHA Dental Guidelines and Practice Cleanliness to Fight COVID-19 May 27th, 2020

Protecting patients and staff from the transfer of infections during dental treatment has always been a key consideration in the dental industry. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released guidelines for dentistry workers and employers designed to address issues related to...

How to Manage Dental Emergencies during COVID-19 Apr 24th, 2020

Dental injuries and diseases can cause pain and potential medical complications that can interfere with your quality of life. If left untreated, dental emergencies can worsen and threaten your overall well-being.  While quick and appropriate treatment can save an injured tooth or prevent the spread of infection, COVID-19 has changed...

How Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence and Improve Your Oral Health Mar 5th, 2020

Losing your teeth can hurt your self-esteem and oral health. Sure, 120 million men and women in the United States have lost at least one tooth, but in this case, there’s no safety or comfort in numbers. Millions of people hate having a missing tooth as much as you do....

Why Should I See a Jupiter Prosthodontist? Nov 17th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the different types of dentists were? Prosthodontists are a lesser-known type of dental specialist recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA.) Although you might be familiar with experts like oral surgeons, orthodontists, etc., prosthodontists specialize in rehabilitating and rebuilding overall smiles. While there are over...

Smile Makeovers in North Miami Beach Nov 17th, 2019

Thinking about enhancing the way your teeth look? A smile makeover can be anything you want it to be. From affordable teeth whitening treatments you do at home to dazzling porcelain veneers, there’s an option for every person and budget. Why Get a Smile Makeover? Investing in cosmetic dentistry is...

Prevention Based Dentistry Nov 17th, 2019

When it comes to dental disease, most oral health problems — like cavities, gum disease, and dental emergencies — are preventable. At SEDA Dental in Pompano Beach, we pay careful attention to incorporating preventative (prophylactic) strategies into everything that we do. With the right preventative care and maintenance, you can enjoy healthy...

Why do I Need a Root Canal? Nov 17th, 2019

Endodontic treatment, or as most people know it as “root canal therapy,” is a procedure used to preserve teeth with damaged or infected nerve tissue. Root canals are essential for avoiding unnecessary tooth extractions or emergency flare-ups, such as a painful abscess or toothache. By repairing the inside of your...

Teeth in a Day Dental Implants (Boca Raton) Oct 3rd, 2019

Do you need a fast tooth replacement option? Our Boca Raton teeth in a day implants are a predictable and successful solution for our patients with missing teeth.   More commonly referred to as “All-on-4”, teeth in a day are a good alternative to dentures. Instead of wearing a plate...

Benefits of Jupiter Teeth in a Day Oct 3rd, 2019

Do you need to replace all of your missing teeth? Same day dental implant treatments like All on Four are a predictable treatment option for people who want an alternative to dentures.   All-on-4 dental implants (aka “teeth in a day”) aren’t a cosmetic dentistry treatment; they’re a predictable full mouth reconstruction...

North Miami Beach Teeth in a Day Oct 3rd, 2019

Need a fast way to safely replace missing teeth? Dentures aren’t your only option! A great alternative to consider are our North Miami Beach dental implants; more specifically, our teeth in a day or All on Four procedure. How All-on-4 Implants Work Since implants are so durable and predictable (they have...

Are Pompano Beach Teeth in a Day Right for You? Oct 3rd, 2019

Are you thinking about getting dental implants in Pompano Beach? SEDA Dental offers a revolutionary procedure known as Teeth in a Day, which make it possible to restore your entire smile in the least time possible. Teeth in a Day is a safe and predictable procedure, especially when you’re seeing...

Predictable North Miami Beach Dental Implants Sep 22nd, 2019

If you have missing teeth that need to be replaced, it’s important to understand all of the options available. Some of the most conventional treatments include bridges, dentures, and partials. But our North Miami Beach dentist recommends considering dental implants if you qualify for this innovative procedure. Implants have a high success...

Dental Implants in Pompano Beach Sep 22nd, 2019

Are you looking for the best option to replace missing teeth? Whether you recently had a tooth extracted or have gone years with extensive tooth loss, our Pompano Beach implant dentist can help you enjoy a permanent solution that looks and feels more like natural teeth than any other modern restoration. Tooth...

Boca Raton Implants for Missing Teeth Sep 22nd, 2019

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the best treatment you could choose! Today’s implants are designed to last for life, but they’re also stronger and more durable than healthy, natural teeth. In fact, our Boca Raton implant dentists can use them to support multi-tooth restorations like All-on-4 instead of...

Missing Teeth? Explore Jupiter Dental Implants Sep 22nd, 2019

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there’s no better option than to invest in dental implants! Implants are the only tooth replacement option that’s: Designed to last for life Stronger than natural teeth Modeled after natural tooth anatomy Capable of replacing single or multiple teeth What Exactly are Jupiter...

All on Four Implants: What are They? Sep 16th, 2019

Are you looking to have teeth in a day or some type of treatment that replaces all of your teeth at once? Boca Raton All-on-4 dental implants are a predictable and affordable implant solution designed to replace missing teeth in your upper or lower arches with one streamlined appliance. Instead of wearing...

What are All-on-4 Implants? Sep 16th, 2019

Are you looking for the best Jupiter dental implant experience? When it comes to replacing missing teeth throughout your smile, an All on Four appliance may be your best option. Sometimes called “Teeth in a Day”, our Jupiter All-on-4 implants are designed for full arch tooth replacement across your entire or upper...

Why Choose All-on-4 Implants Sep 15th, 2019

Are you looking for the best alternative to dentures or partials? North Miami Beach All on Four dental implants are a comfortable, fixed tooth replacement option for people who don’t want a removable “plate.” Although conventional dentures are affordable, the 98% success rate of dental implants makes them a smart investment...

Choosing All on Four Implants Sep 15th, 2019

Pompano Beach All-on-4 implants are great for our patients who need to replace all of their missing teeth at one time. The unique design of an All on Four (aka “Teeth in a Day”) restoration makes it more comfortable and less bulky than a conventional denture. All-on-4 Treatment: What to Expect...

Dental Implants Compared to the Other Restorative Options for Missing Teeth Aug 30th, 2019

For anyone facing the loss of a tooth, whether due to infection, trauma, or other defects, it is important to consider all of the available options for restoring the missing tooth or teeth. When it comes to dental restorations, the various techniques can be a little bit overwhelming at first...

Root Canal Therapy—Why It Is Easier Than Ever Before Aug 29th, 2019

The dental industry has worked diligently to improve techniques and technology to provide patients with better dental care. Today, having a root canal in Pinecrest, FL is often as easy as getting a cavity filled. Painful root canal procedures are a distant memory. There are several reasons for this factor:...

The Benefits of Dental Implants vs Other Restorative Options for Missing Teeth Aug 29th, 2019

When teeth are missing, it can be embarrassing. As a result, you may attempt to conceal your mouth while talking, laughing, or smiling. When one or more teeth are lost due to decay, gum disease, or injury, may it become difficult to speak properly. Chewing correctly can also be a...

How to Take Care of Your Dental Crown So It Will Last for Years Aug 28th, 2019

Did you know that if even one tooth is weakened, it can affect all of your teeth? Your teeth are similar to a team. They work together to create your smile, protect your oral health, and help you enjoy eating and drinking comfortably. So, what do you do if you...

Most Important Questions To Ask Your Dentist Aug 25th, 2019

From a very early age, you are encouraged to ask questions - to your parents, your teachers, and especially to your dentist. Dentists generally have the upper hand when it comes to asking questions. Who can talk with hands in their mouth? However, always remember, you are the patient and...

How immediate dental implants can save your smile Aug 23rd, 2019

As a child, losing a tooth was exciting; it warranted a visit from the tooth fairy. But when tooth loss occurs as an adult, it is far more bothersome and can leave you with an unattractive gap in your smile. The causes of tooth loss in adults can vary and...

The Difference Between A Dental Crown and a Dental Bridge Aug 22nd, 2019

When it comes to the world of dental restoration, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the available options, many of which have similar terminology. It is important to understand the difference between each type of restoration to determine what is right for you. At SEDA Dental of...

Tooth Extraction and Dental Implants — Yes, You Can Save Your Smile! Aug 21st, 2019

Dental implants are one of the safest and most effective ways to return function and appearance to the smile after tooth loss. Many Jupiter, FL patients, especially older individuals, will lose an adult tooth at some point in their lifetime. While this may seem to be only a cosmetic concern,...

How dental bridges can restore your dental health and your smile Aug 21st, 2019

Having a hole in your smile can be embarrassing. However, do you know that it also may impact your ability to eat and speak properly? Not only that but when one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can shift into the space that is created. This can result...

Why Dental Implants Are The Best Choice To Replace Teeth Aug 15th, 2019

The next best thing to real teeth, dental implants are custom-made to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth so you can be confident in your smile. Your teeth are designed to work together in helping you to chew, speak, and smile. Even the loss of the back tooth...

Is Tooth Extraction Always The Best Course of Action? Aug 15th, 2019

The idea of having a tooth pulled – known as dental extraction – may send you running for the hills. More likely, though, it will have you asking, “Is this really the best option for me?” At SEDA Dental of Pinecrest, our highly-skilled dentists are here to evaluate your case...

Why Practitioner Experience Matters When Getting Dental Implants Aug 15th, 2019

While implant dentistry is being offered by more and more practitioners across the country each year, it is important to evaluate the experience and knowledge of the dental provider whom you choose to ultimately perform your procedure. At SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach, our acclaimed dentists are experts in the...

Everything You Need to Know About All-on-4 Dental Implants Aug 15th, 2019

Tooth loss is more common in adults than you think. Tooth decay, infection, gum disease, and trauma are all common causes of missing teeth. Aside from affecting the ability to chew correctly, having multiple missing teeth can lead to a myriad of problems even as significant as potentially affecting your...

8 Things to Look for In a North Miami Beach Root Canal Specialist Aug 14th, 2019

If you’ve recently learned that you need a root canal, know that you are in good company. Some 15 million root canals are performed in the U.S. each year. Still, you may have questions about this common procedure, which works to save teeth that have been damaged by injury or...

Top Reasons On Why You Should See Your Hygienist At Least Twice A Year Aug 12th, 2019

Regular visits to your Dental Hygienist are incredibly vital because they keep your teeth and gums healthy while detecting any early warnings. While flossing and brushing at least three times a day seem like it’s enough, it is NOT. A thorough examination and cleaning is crucial for a healthy fresh mouth...

Options for Dental Restoration After a Tooth Extraction Aug 8th, 2019

Although tooth extraction usually is viewed by dentists as a procedure of last resort, there are times when it is required for patients. In cases where teeth are overcrowded or orthodontic treatments are planned, one or more teeth may be pulled to free up space in the mouth. When wisdom...

I Broke My Tooth...Now What? A Look at Your Options Aug 8th, 2019

Breaking a tooth can be both painful and disheartening. This trauma can not only affect your tooth, but your smile and confidence as well. A tooth can break for a number of reasons such as the occurrence of eating something too hard, like candy or ice, an unexpected fall, or...

Finding a Reputable Jupiter, FL Dentist to Do Your Dental Implant Aug 8th, 2019

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may know that a dental implant is one of the best options for restoring proper function to your mouth along with an excellent appearance to your smile. These durable devices consist of a metal post that is surgically placed into the...

Top Reasons Why You May Need a Tooth Extracted Aug 7th, 2019

The pulling of a tooth – known as a dental extraction – can certainly seem like a drastic measure. When first told that they need a tooth pulled, many patients may ask, “Is this really the only option?” At SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach, we believe strongly in preserving...

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown Explained Jul 31st, 2019

If you recently learned that you need a dental crown, you may be wondering what it is and how it will work to cover, protect, and reinforce your tooth while also restoring its appearance and function. Frequently referred to as a “cap,” a dental crown is designed to mimic a...

Help Is On The Way! Immediate Dental Implants After a Tooth Extraction Jul 31st, 2019

After a recent visit to the dentist, you may have been told that you need a tooth extraction. An extraction may be required for a variety of reasons. Whether you are suffering from tooth loss, severe decay, gum disease, or an injury, dental implants are a comfortable and permanent way...

Ouch! I Broke My Tooth…How Do I Fix It? Jul 26th, 2019

The dental professionals at SEDA Dental of Jupiter, FL are able to assist their patients with any dental problem, including a chipped or broken tooth. There are many ways that individuals can have a cracked or chipped tooth. A slip or fall, a sports injury, or just simply chewing or...

6 Facts About ClearCorrect Invisible Aligners Jul 23rd, 2019

There have been a lot of advancements in orthodontics to help adolescents and adults get straighter, more aligned teeth. For decades, metal braces were the only option available. Then came the arrival of clear ceramic braces which were less noticeable than metal braces and provided a more cosmetic and aesthetic...

Just Pull It! Is Tooth Extraction Always The Best Option? Jul 23rd, 2019

When your tooth is throbbing in pain due to damage or decay your first thought may be it’s tooth extraction time. While sometimes this is the case, having a tooth removed is not necessarily the best option if it can be saved. Your permanent teeth are built to last, and...

What Are Dental Crowns and How Do They Work Jul 19th, 2019

If you have a tooth that is damaged but not yet a total loss, a dental crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance, strength, and most importantly, function. A dental crown is intended to mimic your own natural tooth, with a hollow space inside like a cap. For...

I am missing a tooth. Do I need a dental bridge or an implant? Jul 18th, 2019

Having a missing tooth can be detrimental not only to the appearance of your smile but also to your self-confidence. Beyond the aesthetic and emotional impact, it also may prevent your mouth from functioning properly. Two restorative devices that are commonly used to correct missing teeth are dental implants and...

The Benefits of Immediate Placement After A Tooth Extraction Jul 18th, 2019

Teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons throughout someone’s lifetime. Tooth decay, infections, an accident, or lack of a healthy diet can all be contributing factors why someone may lose one or more of their natural teeth. While missing teeth are a cosmetic issue, they can also compromise...

When to Know if You Might Need a Root Canal Jul 10th, 2019

There are a number of reasons that you might be experiencing tooth pain. From a small cavity to deep decay in the root of the tooth, it can be difficult to determine what exactly is causing your pain and how to treat it. In some cases, better oral hygiene will...

5 Signs That You May Need to Have a Root Canal Jul 10th, 2019

If you have been suffering from severe tooth pain, extreme temperature sensitivity, or have swollen gums, you definitely need to see a dentist. After a thorough exam, you may hear two words that no one wants to hear: root canal. This dental treatment has given many patients a lot of...

A Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implantsc Jul 10th, 2019

Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. The reasons range from tooth decay and periodontal (or gum) disease to an injury or traumatic impact to the mouth. It used to be that if you were missing a tooth (or teeth), the only treatments available were bridges or dentures. However today,...

Dental Implants 101: Your Guide to What They Are and How They Are Used Jul 10th, 2019

It is not ideal to lose a permanent tooth, especially as the result of an accident or injury. In some instances, tooth loss may occur due to poor dental hygiene or as part of the natural aging process. Others may be born with a missing tooth or have large gaps...

OUCH! My Tooth Hurts. Does It Need To Be Pulled? Jul 3rd, 2019

Anyone who has experienced tooth pain knows how excruciating it can be. The unrelenting throbbing can compromise your ability to concentrate on even the simplest of tasks. A dull achiness can make it difficult to chew food and sleep through the night. When one or more teeth are experiencing alignment...

The Importance of Your Annual Dental Exam Jul 3rd, 2019

When it comes to taking care of your health, getting a routine dental exam each year is one of the most important things you can do. It takes an experienced dental professional to spot issues with your teeth and conditions in your mouth that may not be visible or even...

Tooth Extractions…Are They Always the Best Course of Action? Jul 2nd, 2019

There is a common misconception that if a tooth is damaged or has decay it should just be pulled. If teeth become unhealthy, having them removed may not necessarily always be the best option. Adults should actually hold onto their teeth for as long as they can. Tooth extraction may...

Before You Pull It, Know if A Tooth Extraction is the Best Option Jul 2nd, 2019

Ouch! After a recent visit to the dentist, you may have been advised that you need to have a tooth extracted. While this does not sound like something to look forward to, it may be necessary for the health of your mouth. Thanks to advances in dental technology, some of...

Dental Bridges Explained Jun 28th, 2019

By the age of 50, many adults have at least one missing tooth due to decay, injury, or disease. While some people may not think a missing tooth is a big deal and try to get away with doing nothing about it, this is often a mistake. Aside from being...

I Have Major Tooth Pain, What Is Causing It? Jun 28th, 2019

The cause of tooth pain can come from a number of different factors. The pain may be sharp or dull and throbbing. No matter what type, it can be frustrating as well as uncomfortable and unpleasant. Tooth pain is sometimes accompanied by sensitivity to hot and cold beverages and food...

Ouch! I think I need my tooth pulled. Now what? Jun 27th, 2019

Tooth pain can be excruciating. Whether it’s a fierce throbbing sensation or an unrelenting ache, it can impact your ability to fully concentrate, get a good night’s sleep, and chew foods properly. In some cases, extraction may be necessary, especially when one or more teeth are impacted, irreparably damaged, or...

Tooth pain: What could it be? Jun 27th, 2019

Anyone who has suffered from tooth pain knows how debilitating it can be. What’s worse is wondering what may be causing it. Did you crack a molar eating a piece of hard candy? Have you been lax about brushing and flossing? Why has a tooth suddenly become sensitive to hot...

Restore Your Tooth with A Porcelain Dental Crown Jun 21st, 2019

A porcelain dental crown is often toted as one of the greatest repair tools for troublesome teeth. These pearly superheroes aid in the repair of a tooth’s strength, shape, size, and appearance. If you have a broken tooth, a significantly damaged or decayed tooth, or a tooth that has undergone...

Restore Your Tooth with A Dental Crown Jun 21st, 2019

A dental crown protects and restores functionality to damaged teeth. Also called a cap, a dental crown may be used to treat a large cavity, protect a weak tooth, restore a cracked tooth, or cover a discolored tooth. Made to fit over the tooth and custom colored to match the...

How To Fix A Broken Tooth Jun 21st, 2019

A damaged or broken tooth is never fun. Have you ever eaten ice or a hard piece of candy and had an accident which caused you to have a broken tooth? Well, there is no need to panic. It can be fixed! Depending on the severity, there are several different...

Restore Your Dental Health with All-On-4 Dental Implants Jun 21st, 2019

It can be a major embarrassment to have missing teeth. This condition may impede one’s ability to speak properly and smile freely, which can send self-confidence levels plummeting. Even more detrimental, when teeth are absent it can be difficult to chew certain foods. This may prompt sufferers to select items...

On the Search for a New Dentist in North Miami Beach? Jun 13th, 2019

If you are on the search for a new dentist, there are many things to consider. Your search should include someone who can do more than clean your teeth a couple of times a year. Your new dentist will be an important player in your overall health team. Choosing the...

You have braces? Jun 13th, 2019

Braces are not just for those awkward teen years anymore. In fact, one in four patients seeking orthodontic care today are adults. The reason behind this shift is to fight signs of aging that can impact movement in teeth. Aside from the obvious cosmetic concerns, gradual shifts in alignment can...

Ouch! Top 5 reasons why tooth extraction may be needed Jun 13th, 2019

As a child, having a tooth pulled is exciting. It warrants a visit from the tooth fairy with a little surprise left under your pillow. However, as an adult facing a tooth extraction, it means it is needed due to issues such as an unwelcome infection or bad case of...

I was born with a missing tooth... Jun 13th, 2019

If you were born with a missing tooth, it might not have bothered you as much when you were younger. However, as an adult, having a missing tooth can be disheartening and may make you feel you feel self-conscious. Aside from being less willing to smile wide and flash your...

Five Things to Know About Root Canal Therapy Jun 5th, 2019

Severe tooth pain, extreme temperature sensitivity, and swelling in your jaw or gums are not fun. In the back of your mind, you may be thinking you need a root canal. If this is your first root canal, you may not know a lot about what is involved. In fact,...

Looking for a Dentist to Perform Your Root Canal? Jun 5th, 2019

If you have been suffering from severe tooth pain, extreme temperature sensitivity, or have swelling in your jaw or gums, you may need a root canal. This very effective and common dental therapy can save even the most badly decayed tooth. Most people are not ecstatic to hear the news...

I'm Missing a Tooth -- Do I Need a Dental Implant? Jun 5th, 2019

There are many reasons why an adult may lose a tooth. Whether it is due to a cavity, trauma or periodontal disease, losing a tooth is a common problem. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, most Americans turning 50 have lost an average of 12 teeth. For...

Tooth Extraction: When It is Necessary and What to Know Jun 5th, 2019

After a recent visit to the dentist, you may learn that you need to have a tooth extracted. While this may not be something you are looking forward to, it may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Common reasons for tooth extraction include infection, severe decay, or overcrowding. For...

Seven Reasons To See Your Dental Hygienist Oct 15th, 2018

Your teeth and gums are not only a vital part of your overall health, they also have huge impact on your confidence. Visiting your dental hygienist regularly can offer many benefits that will put you on the road to happy, healthy, smile. Here are seven important reasons why you should visit your...

How Sharp are Shark Teeth? Apr 18th, 2018

Are you a fan of Shark Week? Have you ever wondered to yourself, “I wonder how sharp those teeth really are?” If you have, you might get a kick out of scientists’ recent attempts to use shark teeth on real-life saw blades. In the experiment, over 400 species of sharks...

Can Your Dentist Tell? Oct 6th, 2017

Can Your Dentist Tell if You’re Right or Left Handed? Does your dominant hand have anything to do with the way your smile looks, or your overall dental health? Absolutely! Did you know that if you’re right or left handed, that you tend to scrub that side of your smile...

Fake a Whiter Smile with the Right Lipstick Aug 18th, 2017

Fake a Whiter Smile with the Right Lipstick If you’re looking for a whiter-looking smile in just 5 minutes, stroll on down to the nearest big box store. Skip the oral care aisle and head straight for the health and beauty care department. While there are several over-the-counter teeth whitening products available,...

Ask Before Getting Surgery Jul 25th, 2017

Are you about to have an oral surgery, such as a wisdom tooth removal or pocket reduction? If you are, you probably aren’t quite sure what to expect. Here are a few things to ask your dentist before scheduling the surgery: Who Will be Completing the Procedure? If you are having...

What Type Of Smile Personality Do You Have? Jul 6th, 2017

What's Your Smile Personality? They say that eyes are the windows to the soul, but we beg to differ. You can tell a lot about a person by their smile. What does your smile reveal about you? The Eyes Have It - This grin is far from fake! It starts with the lips...

News Flash! Centarians Have Better Teeth Jun 22nd, 2017

News Flash! Centarians Have Better Teeth The American Geriatric Society released research that says individuals who reach the age of 100 have far greater oral health than people born in the same time frame, but did not reach the century mark. People that passed away sooner had poorer oral health...

The Charcoal Train Jun 18th, 2017

Charcoal – it's everywhere. Beauty gurus started putting it on their face in gummy homemade face masks and now it's catching on as a tooth-whitening treatment. Just because charcoal is promoted as the latest and greatest thing for your smile doesn't mean it's actually worth a try, however. What Is "Activated" Charcoal?...

Has the Selfie Ruined the Smile? Jun 13th, 2017

Almost everyone today knows what a selfie is. But ten years ago, who would've known what a selfie stick even was? There is a ton of advice out there on the Internet for nailing selfies that convey different messages: The Squinch The Duck Face The Sparrow Face The Smize The...

Celebrities are No Strangers to Jokes About Teeth May 31st, 2017

If celebrities can’t get through life without having their teeth made fun of, it can be discouraging to those of us who share a few of the same physical smile characteristics. Take Omarosa Manigault and Rylan Clark-Neal as a couple of examples. The TV personalities aren’t any strangers to having...

If You Didn’t Smile? May 23rd, 2017

In a recent publication at USA Today, dermatologists were asked what would happen to a person’s skin if they didn't smile. The train of thought was that if you’re not scrunching your skin together, you could potential avoid the risk of things like “smile lines” and “crow’s feet.” What did they...

What are DIY Braces and Are They Safe? May 16th, 2017

If you’ve been on YouTube anytime lately, you’ve probably spotted videos on the subject of DIY braces. Yes…being your own orthodontist, right in your home. Unfortunately, a lot of these DIY channels encourage some pretty risky ideas. For example, some “DIY experts” say to use small rubber bands on your front teeth to pull...

Which Came First: The Fame or the Smile? May 9th, 2017

Take a look at almost any celebrity and you'll notice one thing in common: they've all got some killing smiles. Why is it that famous people have such beautiful teeth? Was it their smiles that helped them rise to fame in the first place? Perhaps, in some cases. But more...

Green Hygiene May 2nd, 2017

Did you know that you can show our planet a little love at the same time you care for your teeth? While it can be difficult to find completely green products that effectively keep your mouth healthy, these tips will help you strike a caring balance for a little green...

Why Does Ice Cream Hurt Your Teeth? Apr 25th, 2017

We're getting into that time of year where things are about to get HOT. One of the best ways to beat the heat is by enjoying something icy cold. Kids love shaved ice, many adults prefer an iced tea or coffee, and who doesn't love a loaded ice cream cone?...

Freezing Baby Teeth for Later Apr 19th, 2017

Cryopreservation is well known for the harvesting of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Did you know it can also be used to preserve teeth? If that sounds a little off-putting, consider that baby teeth contain stem cells that could be used to treat autoimmune diseases, heart attack, eye injuries...

Activated Charcoal For Your Teeth? Apr 12th, 2017

There’s lots of DIY beauty advice on the interwebs: from face and makeup to hair and nails, beauty hacks, even DIY for dental care. Like any advice you come across online, you need to do your homework before following those directions. This is especially true when caring for your teeth,...

Beast Needs To See A Dentist! Apr 10th, 2017

In the movies, just as in real life, all kinds of characters can have really bad teeth. Some of them are just plain evil, like Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy; others just look mean, like Sloth from Goonies. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is opening in theaters...

Steppin’ Out With “Grillz” Apr 5th, 2017

During Fashion Week in London, Kendall Jenner made appearances in a white crocheted poncho with gold “Grillz ” covering her canine and bicuspid teeth. The peek of gold in her smile showed a little edge in the young model’s personal style. Whether you like the look or not, you have...

Early Consultation With The Orthodontist! Mar 29th, 2017

Perhaps you remember visiting to the orthodontist as a teenager, having brackets and wire attached, or going back to have them tightened. If you are waiting till the teenage years to take your child for an orthodontic consultation, you might be waiting too long. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends...

Caring for Elderly Patients' Smiles Mar 9th, 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published the draft of a new standard they'd like to see adopted by hospitals and residential homes across England. This standard would mandate early assessment of the residents' health and ensure that plans and support are in place for their dental...

Oral Health: Could An Infected Tooth Kill You? Feb 28th, 2017

You might not think that visiting the dentist is a matter of life or death, but it could be. It might surprise you, but your dental health can have a definite impact on your overall well being. In fact, poor oral health can be a risk factor for many health...

The Future Of Dentistry - 3D Printing Feb 22nd, 2017

Dubai wants to be the 3D printing capital of the world, and with their latest announcement in early February, they’re well on their way. How would you like to replace your missing teeth with a 3D printed set, that looks more natural than the set you were born with? Advanced...

What to Do if Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out Feb 7th, 2017

You were out walking the dog and tripped over your own feet, resulting in a face plant on the concrete sidewalk. Besides being mortified by your clumsiness, you are shocked to realize that you knocked out one of your front teeth. Isn't there a way you may be able to...

The Best Smiles Of Super Bowl 51 Feb 5th, 2017

While most fans had their eye on the football (or perhaps the Super Bowl snacks), we had our eyes on the Super Bowl smiles! When the players hit the sidelines and the helmets came off, who was sporting the best grin? Representing The Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan is 6’4”, 217 pounds...

Do You Love Your Teeth as Much as Football? Jan 31st, 2017

When Tom Brady – professional football quarterback for the New England Patriots – started a treasure hunt for used footwear he personally signed, he had no idea of the trouble that would follow. Brady left clues on Facebook about the various locations in Boston at which he had hidden three...

What is Xerostomia and Do I Have It? Jan 24th, 2017

We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. It also helps prevent tooth decay and bad breath by neutralizing acids produced by bacteria, enhances your ability to taste and makes it easier to swallow. When you don't make enough saliva, your mouth gets dry and uncomfortable. Fortunately, many treatments...

Scuba Diving and Tooth Damage Jan 17th, 2017

Newbie recreational scuba divers could be putting their teeth at risk for damage with their newfound hobby, studies show. There are three interconnected ways that scuba diving can affect your smile: pressure, stress, and breathing. Take a look at each of these one by one: Pressure If you have any experience...

New Year's Resolutions for Your Smile Jan 10th, 2017

What do you resolve to do differently this year? Most folks set a goal to get more sleep, lose weight, exercise more, travel, or read a few books. There is one set of resolutions you may not have considered yet: New Year's resolutions for your smile. Why Set Smile Resolutions? By...

How Diabetes Affects Your Oral Health Jan 4th, 2017

There are more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people on Earth. If those germs settle into your gums, you've got gum disease. Unfortunately, if you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for gum problems because poor blood glucose control makes gum problems more likely. The good...

Make 2017 Your Year for a Smile Makeover Dec 28th, 2016

Over the next few weeks, there are a thousand different types of New Year’s Resolutions that will be talked about. Some are lifestyle changes to work out more, take trips, or even to pick up a new hobby. But there’s one resolution that can change your life in just very...

Thumb Sucking: The Good, the Bad, the Tips to Stop Dec 22nd, 2016

The Good Sarah Gavin's 3-year-old daughter Emma was a thumb-sucker from day one -- literally. Tucked away in her baby book is an ultrasound image of Emma sucking her thumb in the womb. "It makes her feel safe and comfortable," Gavin says. "I can tell it helps soothe her because, whenever...

Healthy Teeth in 2017 Dec 14th, 2016

Top Healthy Foods You Need to Keep Your Teeth Healthy in 2017 Not quite sure that you want to jump on the band wagon of joining a gym or committing to running a marathon in 2017? Here’s another idea: making smart choices to eat healthy foods that are good for...

Bluetooth Technology for Your Teeth Dec 11th, 2016

Look around in a crowd for five minutes, and you’ll spot all sorts of wearable Bluetooth and fitness technology. From step counters at the grocery store to heart rate monitors on athletes jogging down the sidewalk, these health gadgets aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, newer products may even...

What are Silver Fillings? Dec 7th, 2016

What are Silver Fillings? Sometimes described as "silver fillings," dental amalgam is made from a combination of metals that include mercury, silver, tin and copper. It has been used by dentists for more than 100 years because it lasts a long time and is less expensive than other cavity-filling materials...

The Wisdom on Wisdom Teeth: What You Should Do Nov 27th, 2016

What are Wisdom Teeth? With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth...

Whiter Teeth for the Holidays Nov 21st, 2016

Whiter Teeth for the Holidays It’s that time of year again. Your schedule is likely starting to get swamped with holiday parties for work, with the family, or your closest of friends. Maybe you’ve picked out your tacky Christmas sweater for the contest, but you still want to look your...

How to Help Your Child Enjoy Healthy Teeth for Life Nov 13th, 2016

When your son or daughter starts out with a healthy smile and good oral habits, they are less likely to need extensive dental care later on in their adult life. Getting the right start at an early age is extremely important. Here are some things for you to keep in...

Dental Implants: Are They Right For You? Nov 6th, 2016

Although preserving teeth is always the first option, sometimes you have no choice. Tooth loss results from many causes -- accidents, gum disease, failed root canals or decay is common. This is where dental implants could be right for you. In the past, dentures and fixed bridgework were the standard...

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes Oct 25th, 2016

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes So which is better for your dental hygiene -- in a study of the electric vs. manual toothbrush? Keep in mind that studies published in both the American Journal of Dentistry and the British Dental Journal agree that electric or powered toothbrushes are more effective at...

Jewel: Embracing Her Natural Smile Oct 14th, 2016

If you happened to catch co-host and musical guest Jewel on Comedy Central’s roasting of Rob Lowe, you likely noticed that she has chosen to avoid any extra cosmetic dental work during the course of her career. The musician has sold millions of records, yet for some reason, people seem...

Jessica Alba Breaks Tooth in Kissing Scene Oct 10th, 2016

Jessica Alba did the unthinkable when she cracked one of her teeth during a make-out scene with actor Dane Cook over a decade ago. She said that the kiss for the movie Good Luck Chuck caused her to need a false tooth at the front of her smile. Ironically, the...

Bolt Wins Triple Gold with Infected Tooth Oct 3rd, 2016

Following the close of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, track star Usain Bolt revealed that he suffered from a severe dental infection (later learned was an abscessed tooth ) as he participated on the Jamaican athletic team. Even though he won gold in several events, he says the tooth...

Celiac Disease Causes Actress to Lose Tooth Sep 27th, 2016

43-year old actress Jennifer Esposito, known for her roles in films like Crash and Summer of Sam, recently disclosed that she suffered tooth loss because of a severe undiagnosed medical condition. It later turned out to be celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that impacts a person’s ability...

3D Printed Tooth Transplant Sep 26th, 2016

3D Printed Tooth Transplant As CAD/CAM technology makes its way through the 21st century, dentistry isn’t getting left very far behind. Treatments like same-day, 3D printed dental crowns are already a norm in many areas. But now, there are reports of, for the first time ever, a 3D printed jaw and...

So Can You Stop Flossing …or Not? Sep 21st, 2016

So Can You Stop Flossing…or Not? Just about everybody saw the news headlines when the news came out about the fact that flossing was being dropped from federal health guidelines. If you didn’t like flossing before, it seems as if you have the best excuse ever to not stick with...

Can Squid Teeth Save Your Clothes? Sep 19th, 2016

Can Squid Teeth Save Your Clothes? It sounds weird, but researchers have found that there are self-healing capabilities inside of squid teeth that, surprising enough, may help save your clothes. Yes, it sounds weird. It looks even weirder. For as long as kids have been ripping their jeans, moms have been...

Electric Toothbrushes Essential Sep 15th, 2016

Are Expensive Electric Toothbrushes Essential to Good Oral Health? The answer would seem to be obvious. Of course brushing with a sophisticated electrically charged gadget with high-speed, rotating bristles must be more effective than the old fashioned manual method used for decades, right? You may be surprised to learn that there are...

Trading Your Toothpaste for Charcoal Sep 6th, 2016

Trading Your Toothpaste for Charcoal Have you heard of the latest DIY teeth whitening trend that doesn’t require a trip to the dentist? Charcoal. Yep, you heard it right. People are sticking their toothbrush in fine, charcoal powder and brushing their teeth with it. Surprisingly, the black mixture is supposed...

To Floss or Not to Floss. That is the Question. Aug 31st, 2016

To Floss or Not to Floss? Floss. Yearly mammograms. Coffee. Kale. Eggs. The list of items once touted as essential to good health that have subsequently been debunked or called into question due to new research is endless. And confusing. Even Hamlet himself would be spinning in circles trying to...