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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 […]


Can kids have bad breath?

Persistant bad breath in young children rarely originates in the mouth, unless the child has an abscessed tooth.  If your child complains of a toothache and has bad breath, then see a pediatric dentist right away. But, if your little one is not in pain but bad breath persists, you have other medical concerns to […]


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 […]


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 […]


Referrals

Do you know someone you’d like to refer?  This month, a NEW PATIENT EXPERIENCE is just $250 and includes digital dental x-rays, a comprehensive exam, your basic dental hygiene cleaning and a one-hour massage.  Call now if you’re interested in this special package, or pass along this offer to a friend.


Healthy Eating for Healthy Smiles

So you’ve brushed and flossed today, but have you eaten your salmon? Researchers at Harvard & Boston Universities followed nearly 9,200 adults for 5 years and learned that those who consumed two weekly servings of fish were nearly 30% less likely to have periodontitis than those who ate less omega-3 fatty acids.  You might want […]


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 […]


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