How does dentistry have such a dramatic effect on the face? The secret to improving the shape of the … Keep Reading... about How Does Face Lift Dentistry® Work?
Back in 2012, Mercedes White at Deseret News related a story that highlights just how important teeth can be to a professional image. A counseling office in Utah had been searching for a front desk assistant for their office. They had already passed up on a string of candidates before one 35-year-old mother came in for an interview. The entire office loved her and thought she would be a good fit. Management disagreed, saying that the candidate’s bucked and crooked teeth did not fit the image … [Read more...] about The Unfair Assumptions Made About Employees With Irregular Teeth
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” to the quintessential pirate gold teeth exhibited by Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, dental adornment has been … [Read more...] about Vikings, Pirates and Grillz: Why Dental Adornment Has Mattered For So Long
Your self-image is critical to having a healthy level of self-confidence — and nothing quite impacts your self-image as much as your smile. As Lisa Whellams at Mental Health Matters writes, “Teeth that look good can encourage a positive state of mind because they inspire confidence, and a willingness to smile more.” Gums and teeth health have a lot to do with this, but so do your jaw and tooth alignment. With the self-image issues that come with an overbite or underbite, many turn to jaw … [Read more...] about Considering Alternatives to Jaw Surgery: What You Need to Know
Countless people suffer from an irregular bite, a condition known as malocclusion. In fact, the dhealth Dental team in Australia explains that this is one of the most common oral health issues that people face today. One of the most popular options for correcting malocclusion is jaw surgery. Like any procedure, jaw surgery has its own set of pros and cons. Some may be unsettled when the orthodontist breaks the news that they will need to “break” the jaw. Others will simply be happy with the … [Read more...] about Understanding the Pros and Cons of Jaw Surgery for Bite Correction
A changing bite or changing face comes with age, and is nothing to be ashamed of. “Just as your skin ages over time, your teeth will naturally shift as well,” notes Dr. Robert J. Herman in Oklahoma. Elasticity, tooth movement, bruxing and jaw misalignment all fit within the parameters of normal aging. WebMD puts in in simple terms: “As you get older, everyday wear and tear takes a toll on your teeth. Your teeth are crazy strong. Still, they can be worn down. All that chewing, grinding, and … [Read more...] about Aging and Aesthetics: 4 Ways Our Mouths Change Our Facial Shapes Over Time
For what seems like an eternity, man has been seeking the Fountain of Youth. The quest to appear younger and defy the toll gravity takes on the skin, looks, and, in some cases, self-esteem is an ongoing battle. But for those who dread the thought of “going under the knife”, there are alternatives. Modern medicine can now perform a non-surgical facelift. Facelift Surgery Commonly referred to as a rhytidectomy in the medical field, a facelift is a surgical procedure geared towards negating the … [Read more...] about Non-Surgical Facelift
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 interaction. A big part of how we judge people is based on visual elements like facial aesthetics, and a person’s smile in … [Read more...] about How Much Do Our Smiles Impact the First Impressions We Make on Others?
Can you guess which part of your body gives some of the most detailed information about who you are and how you have lived? Bet you didn’t guess it’s your teeth. That’s right. Human teeth reveal a remarkable amount of information about us, as a species and as individuals. Though modern humans don’t normally associate teeth with much more than chewing food and flashing smiles, our teeth give significant clues to where we are as a species and how we have evolved. How Can Teeth Tell Us So … [Read more...] about What Teeth Can Tell Us About the History of Human Evolution
Severe jaw misalignment is a troubling condition that affects a sizable chunk of the population — roughly 10 to 15 percent of children, according to the Boston Children’s Hospital. The Healthline team explains that cases of malocclusion range from mild to severe and can come in the form of crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite among other conditions. Side effects manifest themselves in a variety of ways, both physical and mental. While some of these effects are merely an … [Read more...] about 7 (Sometimes Surprising) Problems Caused by Jaw Misalignment
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. Malocclusion and Types According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a malocclusion results from failure of your teeth to align properly. An occlusion is how your teeth align; meaning, the way the upper and lower teeth fit together. This is more commonly referred to as your bite. A normal bite occurs when the upper … [Read more...] about Malocclusion: Types, Symptoms, and Causes