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Posts From October, 2015

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These 6 Celebrities Have Had Cosmetic Dental Makeovers

People often look at your smile first. Celebrities especially know this truth because their careers depend, in part, on their looks. How do these celebrities obtain such captivating smiles? The answer is cosmetic dentistry. Let’s take a look at some of the celebs who have had cosmetic dental makeovers done over the years. 50 Cent Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s teeth have undergone a huge transformation over the… Read More »

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This Disease is the Top Cause of Tooth Loss in Adults

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. The disease’s slow onset is partially to blame. It’s not something that you catch overnight or recover from with a few days of rest. The prevention, development, and treatment of gum disease are all ongoing processes. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky, colorless film that gradually builds up on teeth. Plaque… Read More »

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Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly? 4 Tips to a Better Brush

Toothbrushes have been around for thousands of years. Thankfully, they aren’t made of twigs, bones, horsehair, and feathers anymore. Modern toothbrushes are made of nylon bristles and plastic handles, and you’ve likely been using one since you were a kid. We learn how to brush our teeth early in life and by the time we are adults, it’s something we do without even thinking about it. There’s… Read More »

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4 Beneficial Effects of Smiling

No one needs to explain what a smile is. It’s a universal human expression that we’ve seen and used throughout our entire lives. Babies are said to even smile in the womb. Smiles are our responses to happiness, friendliness, humor, and a host of other positive feelings and situations. But there is more to smiling than meets the eye. Smiling is linked to endorphins. These are the… Read More »

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Do You Grind Your Teeth? It Can Cost You in the Long Run

They say acceptance is the first step to recovery, but you have to be aware of a problem in order to accept it and eventually confront it. That’s the scary thing about undetectable problems. They are silent, slow killers and by the time you discover them, the damage has already been dealt. Teeth grinding, or bruxism as it is medically known, is one such problem. It manifests… Read More »

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