Kelly Clarkson Gets to the Root of the Problem

Posted On Jul 30, 2014 @ 11:33 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Now that celebrities can communicate directly with their fans through social media, we’ve started to see dispatches from some surprising locations — the dental chair, for example! Take singer Kelly Clarkson, who was the first winner of American Idol, and perhaps one of the first to seek moral support via social media before having an emergency root canal procedure.

Make Informed Choices on Drinking Water by Knowing the Facts

Posted On Jul 25, 2014 @ 02:32 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Water is essential to life. It’s relatively abundant and affordable in the United States, with treated water averaging about $2.00 per thousand gallons. It’s also critical to dental health as part of oral hygiene and as a vehicle for added fluoride to protect against tooth decay.

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For Michael Buble, the Show Must Go On... Even Without the Tooth

Posted On Jul 21, 2014 @ 09:30 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

What happens if you’re right in the middle of a song, in front of an arena full of fans… and you knock out a tooth with your microphone? If you’re Michael Buble, you don’t stop the show — you just keep right on singing.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Gummy Smiles

Posted On Jul 12, 2014 @ 11:29 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

You may not have heard the phrase, but you’ve probably noticed the condition. A “gummy smile” occurs when too much gum tissue (in technical terms, over 4 millimeters, or about one-eighth of an inch) is visible in the smile. Different people have different ideas about when this issue becomes a problem… but if you feel it detracts from your appearance, there are several ways dentists can treat a gummy smile.

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Tooth Pain Leads to Jail Break

Posted On Jul 6, 2014 @ 09:26 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

When a 51-year-old Swedish man developed a throbbing toothache with facial swelling, he knew he needed to get to the dentist right away.

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Veneers are a Versatile Means to Achieving a Confident Smile

Posted On Jul 1, 2014 @ 01:25 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Nothing says confidence like a bright, beautiful smile. But problems with your teeth’s appearance — discoloration, abnormal shapes, or gaps — may be giving you reasons not to smile.