Month: January 2012

Health Tips from Comedic Actress Nia Vardalos

Have you seen the hilarious big screen hit from 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding? If not, get to your local Blockbuster as soon as possible and rent this comedic gem. In the meantime, however, the funny actress behind the film, Nia Vardalos, is speaking out about more than just her laughable on-screen family; she’s… Read more »

What Do You Want from Your Smile Makeover?

As a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Long Island, New York, Dr. Richard Kobak has many years of experience and expertise in the smile makeover arena. Dr. Kobak and our team have made the smile dreams of countless patients a reality, but, believe it or not, your smile makeover is in your hands. Dr. Kobak… Read more »

Kristin Chenoweth: Dental Health Advocate

Actress, singer, and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth says that she often takes pictures with people who don’t like to smile because they’re ashamed of their teeth. Additionally, the makers of Listerine Whitening found that almost half of Americans don’t think their smiles are beautiful, and 43 percent don’t smile in photos because of tooth imperfections…. Read more »

Fun Smile Quotes

About 96 percent of people agree that a smile is an essential part of a first impression. Smiling is an important part of life that sends messages to yourself and other people. Here are some of our favorite smile quotes to help you understand the importance of beaming and to help put a grin on… Read more »

Superstar Cosmetic Smile Enhancements

People often receive cosmetic surgery procedures to make themselves look better. Nose jobs, implants, liposuction, Botox, and lifts are all techniques that people use to enhance their appearance. Another way you can enhance your body is through your smile. A survey by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) revealed that more than 50 percent of… Read more »

Helpful Facts about Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease (periodontitis), can wreak havoc on your oral and overall health. Recent studies have linked gum disease to an increased risk for heart problems, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.  Essentially, gum disease is the infection or inflammation of gum tissues caused by a build-up of plaque and tartar at the gum line. Eventually this… Read more »

You Can Have a Red-Carpet-Ready Smile

For a while, Angelina Jolie had the most coveted celebrity smile. Now, Halle Berry, Christie Brinkley, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tyra Banks, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Natalie Portman top the chart for the most beautiful set of pearly whites. It’s no secret that these stars—and more—have had cosmetic dentistry to achieve… Read more »

The Facts about Tooth Enamel

Enamel is one of four dental tissues present in the tooth. It provides a protective outer layer and guards teeth against daily wear and tear, such as grinding and chewing. Currently, researchers are unable to replicate enamel tissues; however, dentists use onlays and bonding procedures to guard teeth from further damage after enamel loss has… Read more »