“Cosmetic dentistry.” What comes to mind when you see those two words? If the first thing that pops into your head is an organization like Operation Smile, then you’re on the right path — but only beginning to skim the tip of the iceberg. While we, as a society, are becoming more and more conscious of our health, we’re also beginning to understand the importance of taking … [Read more...] about The Beauty Talk Orthodontists and Dental Professionals Need to Be Having
Jaw Alignment Issues Are Likely Much More Common The Boston Children’s Hospital reports that severe malocclusion affects a sizable percentage of school-aged children, roughly 10 to 15 percent. For people who grew up with jaw alignment problems, many had to deal with well-intentioned but ultimately harmful advice from parents and teachers (e.g. “Don’t hold your chin like … [Read more...] about Why Common-Sense Cures For Irregular Bites Are Especially Harmful
Every time you look in the mirror, you see it. Your smile. But your smile isn’t making you smile. If something about your bite seems off, you probably have a malocclusion. Bite issues are also referred to as malocclusions. A malocclusion occurs when teeth don’t properly align according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A normal bite finds the upper teeth just … [Read more...] about Malocclusion: Types, Symptoms, and Causes
As humans, we have a tendency to make snap judgments about one another. Like or not, it’s something we’re compelled to do as a species. As Melissa Ricker points out in A Conscious Rethink, there are long-term implications. She says whether right or wrong, a first impression is difficult to reverse, and the entire future of a relationship if often determined by the initial … [Read more...] about How Much Do Our Smiles Impact the First Impressions We Make on Others?
There’s nothing vain about caring about your appearance, and your dental health and presentation are a critical part of that. It’s why people get braces, opt for jaw-alignment correction and buy whitening strips. It’s also why people throughout history have chosen to go a flashier route with dental adornment. From grills like the one featured in Nelly’s 2005 hit, “Grillz” … [Read more...] about Vikings, Pirates, and Grillz: Why Dental Adornment Has Mattered For So Long