Category Archives: Beautiful Smiles

How To Conquer Your Fear Of The Dentist

I know someone who nearly drowned as a youth. It’s a feeling that has never left him and has since invoked a sense of fear every time he’s in the water. Although he’s a strong swimmer now, he feels there … Continue reading

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Many Advantages For Adults Who Straighten Teeth

When I discuss cosmetic dentistry with patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smiles, our conversation doesn’t just focus on creating a smile of white, pretty teeth. We discuss the importance of the shape, size, and position of … Continue reading

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Crown & Bridge – Not Always ‘Apples To Apples.’

When some people are missing one or more natural teeth, one of their options for replacement is with a crown-&-bridge combination. This is possible when a natural tooth exists on each side of where missing teeth are to be replaced. … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Dentistry – A More Beautiful Smile In The Right Hands.

When you think about it, your smile is pretty much ‘front-&-center’ when it comes to your overall appearance. Your smile has a prominent place on your face and it is often the first thing people notice when meeting you. It … Continue reading

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Statistics Show Men Not As Diligent When It Comes To Their Smile

Having good oral health has taken on new light over the past few decades, thanks to an enormous amount of research. In addition to avoiding cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease, a healthy mouth is now understood to be a … Continue reading

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Adults Who Have Crooked, Crowded Teeth Have An Alternative To Braces

We all want a beautiful smile that is one of our best features, right? But, did you know that having straight teeth can also be an advantage to your oral health? Naturally, teeth that are aligned properly make it possible … Continue reading

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Begin Warmer Weather Outings With A Fabulous Smile!

It’s the middle of March and the weather is still chilly. With today’s temperature and cold rain, it’s hard to imagine the warm weather that’s right around the corner. And, fortunately, it is! We residents of Wilmington and surrounding areas … Continue reading

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Is Oil Pulling A Fad To Ignore Or A Beneficial Practice?

I occasionally run across fads and trends on the internet related to dental care, some of them very concerning. I remember seeing a number of posts from people promoting the use of baking soda and peroxide as a DIY whitener … Continue reading

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Enjoy Exceptional Dentistry With Easy Payment Options

A friend wanted to have an eyelid lift (also known as blepharoplasty) to get rid of heavy bags under her eyes and sagging skin drooping down on the lower lids. Her goal in having the lift was to achieve a … Continue reading

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Afraid Of Going To The Dentist? We Can Help.

I remember watching an episode of “The Three Stooges,” where Curly Joe was the unfortunate ‘patient’ of Moe. Using large, toolbox pliers, Moe was using all his might to uproot the tooth, twisting and turning the pliers. And, as you … Continue reading

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Crown Lengthening Made Simple.

For most who are familiar with crown lengthening, the procedure is associated with one that improves the appearance of a smile. For esthetic reasons, crown lengthening is typically done to realign or remove gum tissue to even out the ‘smile … Continue reading

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Headaches? Chipped Or Worn Teeth? Bite Alignment Is The Likely Culprit.

It’s amazing how even minor disparities can have a significant impact. For example, when sitting at a wobbly table in a restaurant, using just a sugar packet under one leg can solve the problem. Or, simple filing to the rough … Continue reading

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The Gift Of A Confident Smile

The holiday season has most of us anguishing over gifts. This time of year seems to trigger an annual quest of sorts to find that someone special in our lives just the right gift. Or, maybe it’s the challenge of … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Dentistry Can Give You A Beautiful New YOU!

For those of us who remember the weekly television program, “Extreme Makeover” (on ABC network from 2003-2007), two individuals were taken through life-changing appearance makeovers. Their journies often included a combination of plastic surgery, cosmetic/restorative dentistry, fitness programs, hair styling, … Continue reading

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To Remove Third Molars (Wisdom Teeth) Or Not?

By the average age of 13, a normal mouth has 32 teeth. Then, between ages 17 – 21, the third molars appear, which are also called wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth emerge correctly, they aid in chewing. If, however, the … Continue reading

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