Unexpected Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

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Are you considering orthodontic treatment because you would like a more harmonious, attractive smile? After all, we live in a competitive world, and a beautiful, healthy-looking appearance can add to your self-esteem and confidence. Whether you’re looking for career advancement or improved social interactions, there’s no doubt that a confident smile can give you an edge.

But there are also other benefits of adult orthodontic treatment aside from an improved appearance. Whether you choose a short-term approach like Six Month Smiles or go with traditional braces to address bite problems, here are some benefits you can expect that you may not have thought of:

Lower Risk of Gum Disease

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3 Options for Cosmetic Dentistry That You Might Not Have Considered

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Did you know that smiling releases the “pleasure” hormones, serotonin and endorphins, that make you feel good? Or that scientific studies show that smiling really is contagious?

So, it’s safe to say that if you withhold your smile because you feel self-conscious about your appearance, you’re probably missing out on a lot of life’s little pleasures. If you aren’t pleased with the way your teeth look, you really owe it to yourself to investigate cosmetic dentistry to see how it can help.

Budget-Conscious Cosmetic Dental Options

You may dismiss cosmetic dental treatments because you can’t imagine how much you would have to invest to get the “Hollywood” smile you want. But the ...

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3 Reasons why Dental Implants are Called the "Gold Standard"

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If you have been considering dental implants and have done some research on your own, you may have heard them referred to as "the gold standard." It sounds like this must be a good thing, but what does it really mean?

In general, "the gold standard" refers to a thing that is the best and most reliable of its type. Since dental professionals agree that implants are the best and most reliable tooth replacement, they are often referred to as the "gold standard."

Let’s take a look at the aspects of implants that make them so popular with dentists:

Implants Have a High Success Rate

In the 40-plus years that dental implants have been ...

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Blood Drive 7/19/18

Join us on July 19, 2018 for a blood drive to help those in need. Snacks provided by Hecho in Queso (Mexican Street Corn Nachos!) and Kona Ice (Shaved Ice!)* for every donation.

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Could Cosmetic Smile Flaws be Slowing Down Your Career?

Is your career is at a standstill? Do opportunities for advancement seem to pass you by even though you know you have all the right qualifications?

You may possess the skills and the experience you need, but positive first impressions in business are crucial. If you hide your smile or tend not to smile at all, business associates may see you as being unfriendly, unhappy, or unapproachable, and those are certainly not qualities you want to project!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

If you feel self-conscious about your appearance, it may seem like everyone has a brighter, straighter, or more uniform smile than you do. But the chances are that all those ...

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Study: The People Who Surround You Affect Your Oral Health

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How much does your personal social network – family, friends, acquaintances – impact the information you receive about your oral health?

A researcher from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine who specializes in social epidemiology (the study of how social structures impact states of health) asked the same question. In 2008, she turned her focus to understanding oral health and disease of residents in Boston public housing.

The Results

The results, published in Science Daily, concluded that close personal connections strongly influence how people handle health information. It was found that the 1,000 residents surveyed tend to take the word of people they trust over that of an outsider.

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Orthodontics - More Than Just a Pretty Smile

Adults are typically interested in orthodontic treatment because they're unhappy with the appearance of crooked or crowded teeth. It's understandable – lots of studies indicate that feeling confident about your smile boosts self-esteem and helps you create positive first impressions.

Orthodontics and Oral Health

It's true that straightening your teeth will result in a smile that you can feel good about showing off. But you may not realize that orthodontic treatment also offers numerous oral health benefits:

  • Reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease: Brushing and flossing can be a challenge when you have misaligned teeth. If teeth are crowded, it can be difficult to get the floss between them, which allows ...

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