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Which U.S. Cities Have the Best Smile?

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Smile Makeovers

Posted on: Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

You might not think that where you live has much to do with how nice your teeth look, but it is true that some U.S. cities just have brighter smiles than other ones. Plenty of factors go into how brilliant a town’s smile profile is, such as access to good dental care and cultural elements such as diet and popularity of exercise among the city’s inhabitants. If you’re looking to visit a city and be greeted by charming people with great teeth, you could do worse than these top ten dental health cities.

 
 

The 10 Most Important Dental Advances in the Last 100 Years

Category:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted on: Saturday, Dec 13, 2014

Dentistry has come such a long way in just the past 20 years that it’s hard to imagine that humans have been practicing the science since the time of the Ancient Egyptians. Some of the major advancements in dentistry along the way have been to help make the patient more comfortable, others were big steps in the area of cosmetic dentistry. Let’s take a look at the past century and see which improvements meant the most to the practice of dentistry.

 
 

Major Advancements in Dental Imaging Technology

Category:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted on: Saturday, Dec 06, 2014

There was a time when all of the imaging technology a dentist had at his disposal was his eyes, and maybe a pair of glasses. The development of x-ray technology in the 20th century was a huge advancement for all of the medical sciences, including dentistry. Dentists could then see potential dental problems, right down to the root. Now in the digital age, those x-ray images produce much clearer images with much less radiation. Other technological advances in dental imagery allow dentists to create more accurate dental restorations in just hours, not weeks.

 
 

How Does U.S. Dental Care Compare with Other Countries?

Category:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Americans are known throughout the world for their smiles, and part of that is due to widespread dental care. People in the United States have plenty of dentists to choose from, and that includes general dentists for overall dental health as well as cosmetic dentists for those seeking smile makeovers and dental restorations. Some of the best dental schools in the world are in the U.S., and people from many different countries come here to study dentistry. Many of them stay and set up practices of their own. The resources for great dental care in the U.S. really are second to none.

 
 

The Connections between Dental Hygiene and Overall Health

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

What do people’s dental hygiene habits tell you about them? A dentist looking into the mouth of a patient can gather plenty of information about their daily life, most obviously what they eat, how often they brush, and how well they do it. Gum health can provide plenty of information about a person, too, such as how many days a week they floss and if they are a tobacco user. But is it possible to glean a general profile of the patients overall health just by looking at their teeth?