Cosmetic Dentistry Articles & Stories:

Dental Implants Can Improve Quality of Life and Save Costs

Dental Implants Can Improve Quality of Life and Save Costs A new report published in the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants finds that dental implants can offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional therapies for dealing with tooth replacement. Read More

Laser Technique Treats Diseased Gum Tissue

Laser Technique Treats Diseased Gum Tissue There was a time not too long ago when dentists had to treat serious gum disease through highly invasive oral bone surgery. However a new laser technique eliminates all the unpleasant cutting and stitches. The laser removes deteriorating gum tissue (while leaving health tissue intact), restore... Read More

Lasers Are the Future of Dentistry

Lasers Are the Future of Dentistry Few can deny that little joy can be had in a dentist's office. First you walk in and are forced to lie on a reclining chair, as if you were being operated on in surgery. Then the needle filled with anesthetizing fluid appears and is then applied, like an unwelcome sting. The high-speed drill b... Read More

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month Kid's teeth are important, and February being National Children's Dental Health Month, is a good reminder to get your children's teeth checked out. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is encouraging parents to take step to protect their children's teeth. Read More

The Digital Age of Dentistry Has Arrived

The Digital Age of Dentistry Has Arrived Gone are the days (or soon will be) when dentists had to ladle quantities of goo into patients' mouths to take impressions for the construction of crowns, bridges and implants. Instead, exciting new high technology has been developed that will do a two-minute digital scan of a patient's entir... Read More

Tooth Enamel Gene Discovered; May Transform Dentistry

Tooth Enamel Gene Discovered; May Transform Dentistry Scientists recently found the gene that governs the growth of the body’s enamel-secreting cells, a major development that may pave the way for the mending of damaged enamel, new approaches to cavity prevention, and the production of replacement teeth.     The research, p... Read More

Dangers of Dental Veneers

Dangers of Dental Veneers With our “image is everything” Western culture in high gear and going full throttle, it’s hardly surprising that millions of Americans and Europeans crave a perfect smile, with perfect teeth, and that cosmetic dentistry is the source to which they turn.     M... Read More

Expert Commentary: Mark Morris D.M.D. 12/1/2009

Expert Commentary: Mark Morris D.M.D. 12/1/2009 Pain and root canals, public embarrassment, the loss of thousands of dollars – these can all result from poor case selection and operator technique with porcelain veneers. Everyone hears about how movie stars and athletes get great smiles with veneers but there is not much talk about ... Read More

Expert Commentary: John J. Kelly, DDS 10/27/2009

Expert Commentary: John J. Kelly, DDS 10/27/2009 According to a recent research there has been a gene identified that makes our bodies grow enamel. This discovery now lets us see a clearer picture of how teeth form and could create new opportunities in dental treatments.  Researchers and scientists have been looking for ways to stren... Read More

Gumming up Heart Health

Gumming up Heart Health General recommendations for heart health are: get about 40 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week, cut dietary fat and salt intake, pay attention to your blood pressure and cholesterol. But can taking care of your gums help your heart? It turns out, that treating periodontal disease redu... Read More

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