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Put that Winning Smile Back on Your Resume

Put that winning smile back

You may not realize it, but a healthy smile can go a long way in securing a successful career. Regardless of the type of work you do, maintaining your teeth and gums can even be the difference between getting a promotion or being stuck in a rut.

Anyone in sales will tell you the importance of a winning smile. When your job dictates close, face-to-face contact with potential clients, certain aspects of your smile really need to shine.

First, and foremost…odor. If you have bad breath, you can kiss that sale goodbye. Bad breath odor can come from a multitude of places, the back
of your tongue, the pockets in your ...

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One Step at a Time

One-Step-at-a-Time

2013 has come to an end and we find ourselves at the beginning of an exciting new year! The common cliché is the “New Year’s Resolution,” where people decide to make a significant change in their lives. Unfortunately, for most people, making big changes in your lifestyle can be very difficult to start and even harder to keep.

Whenever I recommend changes in a patient’s habits, I always recommend small, gradual changes that are made with consistency. These are far more effective than drastic changes implemented for a month or two. We’ve all known someone who engages in a fad diet, only to put the weight right back on a ...

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Give Yourself The Gift of Healthy Teeth

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The holidays are a special time. A time for great food, great company and hopefully a great smile. But I’ll tell you from experience, some people are not smiling during this time of year. The stress from all the planning and shopping can really get to people, and as usual, dental care is at the bottom of the priority list. Here are some common questions I tend to get at the office around this time. Hopefully the answers will make your holidays a little less stressful!

I really wanted to come in this month, but I’m just too busy. Do my insurance benefits roll over?

Dental insurance plans tend ...

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Busy Season Reminds Us of The Need for Strong, Healthy Teeth

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As we come closer to the end of the year, life gets busier and busier and it’s easy to neglect our dental health. There’s just so much going on with Halloween wrapping up and Thanksgiving around the corner, the holidays will be here before we know it.

Halloween has just passed us by and the kids probably have loads of candy hiding all over the house. As parents, we have to make sure we are careful about our children’s candy consumption. I have three children under the age of 6 and they love candy.

Even as a dentist, I don’t “outlaw” candy in my home, instead, I regulate it. The ...

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

The economy finally is bouncing back! Although we may not ever get back to what was considered “normal” before the bubble burst, things do seem to be getting better.

Unfortunately, one of the many casualties of the economic crisis was dental health. As folks cut back, reeled in spending and held tight to their budgets, I saw elective dental procedures drop dramatically after 2008. But elective or not, these procedures have drastic effects on quality of life, and I am pleased to see that as the economy betters, people once again are considering their dental care a priority.

So how can you achieve the smile you want without breaking the ...

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Brighten Your Smile Hollywood Style

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When people think of cosmetic dentistry, the first thing that typically comes to mind is an expensive Hollywood smile. Although that may have been the case in the 1990s, times have changed. Simple cosmetic dental procedures, once available only at a highend boutique style dental office, are now becoming more and more mainstream.

Cosmetic bonding, using tooth-colored fillings or bondings is the simplest and most inexpensive way to alter misshapen or chipped teeth, and close small gaps. Bonding is a single visit procedure, covered by most insurance plans, and best of all, it’s painless! Cosmetic bonding will look good for a few
years, but eventually will need to be replaced as the material ages and stains. This is normal wear and tear.

A longer-term ...

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