Smile To Improve Your Day — And Your Health!
Published on September 10, 2019
“IT TAKES MORE MUSCLESto frown than to smile,” the old cliché goes, so you should smile more to conserve energy. Well, it turns out the cliché is false. Smiling takes at least ten muscles, while as few as six are required for a frown. A better expression would be “smile to burn more calories,” but that isn’t the only benefit you’ll get from flashing those pearly whites more often.
The Feedback Loop Between Smiling And Happi...[more]
What Are Those White Spots On My Teeth?
Published on August 08, 2019
THERE ARE A LOTof things that can leave stains on our teeth, and stains can come in many different colors. You could see yellow stains, brown stains, or even the temporary stain from eating brightly colored candy, but what about when the stain is white? Where do those white spots come from, and is there anything we can do about it?
White Spots From Fluorosis
Surface stains that affect the tooth enamel sometimes appear on a tooth that is o...[more]
Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks
Published on July 10, 2019
THE MOST OBVIOUSimpact of orthodontic treatment is a straighter, more attractive smile. While it is true that we tend to perceive people with properly aligned teeth as happier and more successful, the benefits aren’t just superficial.
Do you remember the lisp you had between losing your two front teeth and the adult ones growing in? Based on that, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that our teeth are a crucial component...[more]
Don’t Take A Vacation From Oral Hygiene!
Published on June 26, 2019