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Tips for a whiter smile:

Plan on whitening your smile within a day or two of having your teeth professionally cleaned.  Once your dental hygienist removes the surface stains and plaque from your teeth, the bleaching agents are allowed to penetrate better, yielding the best results.  Some people experience mild irritation or sensitivity, especially at the gumline, if they whiten […]


Can you read a smile?

The September 2011 issue of Allure magazine says that while the old adage notes the eyes are the windo of the soul, you can tell far more from a smile.  Marianne LaFrance, professor of physhology at Yale and author of Lip Services: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics gives tips […]


Dry-Mouth

If you suffer from dry-mouth, it’s not only inconvenient, but it can be unhealthy.  If your mouth feels dry a lot, the condition increases your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and other ailments.  That’s because saliva doesn’t just wet your whistle, it also controls bacterial growth by washing away food and plaque.  Dry mouth […]


How to talk to your dentist

Most of us have been trained to show up at the dentist office, sit through the teeth cleaning and checkup, and wait to be told what’s wrong. We are used to being educated and told what to do. Maybe you’ve never had a real conversation with your dentist about what you want. You may even […]


Whiter, Brighter Teeth – how to get a whiter smile at home

While the quickest way to a whiter smile is waiting for you at The Hills Dental Spa, you can take steps to get more dazzling pearly whites at home! STRIPS – bought from your local drug store, two whitening strips are applied, one each to your top and bottom teeth. Each flexible plastic strip is […]


A Smile for your Problems

According to the May issue of SHAPE magazine, the next time you’re stumped by a problem, stop for a break and watch a funny video or listen to an upbeat, cheerful song.  It won’t be a waste of time – research from the University of Western Ontario found that people in a good mood are […]


Eco Friendly Dentist

According to the March 2011 issue of Spirit magazine, each of us generates an astonishing average of 5 pounds of waste per day.  That’s 2 pounds more than in 1960, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Fortunately, more than 3 out of four Americans recycle, and most of us use eco-friendly products like LED light […]


Strengthen your smile

The May 2011 issue of Martha Stewart lists “10 Feel-Good Things to do This May” and item #8 is to Strengthen Your Smile.  “Keep your teeth in top shape: Limit your intake of acidic drinks, such as orange juice, soda, and bottled iced tea, which can ‘attack enamel, softening it and making it more open […]


Environmentally-conscious Dentist

According to the March 2011 issue of SPIRIT magazine, each of us generates an astounding average 5 pounds of waste per day. That’s 2 pounds more than in 1960, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Fortunately, more than 3 out of 4 Americans recycle, and most of us use eco-friendly products like LED light bulbs […]


Chewing gum for energy

The next time your energy wains, probably at about 3:00 in the afternoon while at work, skip the caffeine and instead pop a piece of gum instead.  People are more alert, focused, and even cheerful after chewing gum, according to a study by Cardiff University in Wales.  “Chewing stimulates your sensory nerves, increases muscle tension, […]


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