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It’s OK to Wear A White Smile After Labor Day

Wearing A White Smile After Labor Day?

Not to answer a question with another question, but can you believe Labor Day is already here?

Labor Day marks the non-official end to summer, but that doesn’t mean we have to stow the barbecues, bathing suits, & beach towels.

And we certainly don’t need to be afraid or have it considered a faux pas to wear some white, especially on our smiles!

Wearing White After Labor Day

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After all, according to this post about Labor Day facts, that little fashion fallacy was debunked in the Roaring 20s:

“In the late 1800s & early 1900s, it became the social norm for the wealthy to wear their white clothes during the summer months, reinforcing their status in society.”

“As Labor Day arrived marking the end of summer, the affluent packed up their white, lightweight clothing for heavier attire that could handle the fall’s cooler weather.”

“Fortunately, trail-blazing fashion designers bucked the trend in the 1920s, making it safe once again for white in the wardrobe throughout the year.”

So before we start hunkering down on the couch to watch football, binging on Halloween candy, and adding that winter coat, let’s check out a few ways we can all keep our smiles white – even after Labor Day.  Read More

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The Stigma of Dentures

Dentures for Missing Teeth

Do you or someone you know where dentures?

As we’ve discussed in this post, when seeking a solution for one or more missing teeth, we usually have to choose between Dentures or Dental Implants.

Sure, dental bridges can mind the gap between a missing tooth – or teeth – by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants…but we’ve also previously discussed the multiple missing tooth solutions here.

Today, we’re talking dentures – and more specifically the stigma that is often associated with dentures. Read More

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Symptoms of Oral Cancers

What Are Head & Neck Cancers?

According to the experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – doctors in other words, not overly caffeinated dental health blog post writers – head and neck cancer encompasses a wide range of tumors that can develop in several areas of the head and neck, including the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses, and mouth.

As we’ve discussed on this blog before, cancer of the oral cavity (mouth) – more commonly referred to as oral cancer or mouth cancer – is the most common type of head and neck cancer.

According to Sloan Kettering, nearly 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the US each year.

To hear it right from the doctor’s mouth, watch this video for some straight talk about head, neck, & oral (mouth) cancer: Read More

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What Is a Root Canal?

Root Canal Myths & Truths

In case you missed our last installment of enthralling root canal news in this post, let’s answer that question immediately.

A root canal is a dental procedure to remove the infected tooth pulp when it gets infected due to a cavity or trauma.

A root canal is a procedure done to save the damaged or dead pulp in the root canal of the tooth. (Source: Academy of General Dentistry) Read More

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What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency And Can’t Get To The Dentist Immediately

Not only are they hazardous to your smile, but dental disasters are never anticipated and highly inconvenient. Yet, they can occur anywhere, anytime, and to anyone.

In the event of such emergencies, — like a crown unexpectedly falling out or the sudden onset of a severe toothache — it’s not always possible to squeeze in a short-notice appointment with your dentist.

However, taking quick action to manage the pain is urgent, and the following tips will help with that until you can schedule a proper dental visit. Read More

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What Can You Do In 2 Minutes?

Madison Ave NYC Dentist Shares the Most Important 2 Minutes of the Day

Two measly minutes…that’s all it takes to brush your teeth.

Do it two times a day, for two minutes at a clip – along with daily flossing – and you’ll be well on your way to not only optimal oral (& overall) health, but saving money on healthcare as well!

Along with potentially saving $1000s on oral & overall healthcare, regular brushing & flossing can prevent nasty bacteria that could actually become so toxic as to enter our bloodstream & lead to all types of overall health maladies. Read More

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