Neil Patrick Harris: What the Oscars Host Treasures Most

Posted On Jul 13, 2018 @ 09:39 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

A few days before the Oscars, Vanity Fair magazine asked Academy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris to name his most treasured possession. Was it his Tony award statuette for best leading actor in a musical? His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? The stethoscope he wore while playing teenaged doctor Doogie Howser on TV? No, as it turns out, the 41-year-old actor’s most treasured possession is… his wisdom teeth. Yes, you read that correctly. “Oddly, I still have my four wisdom teeth,” Harris said. “I refuse to let them go or I’ll lose my wise parts.”

Managing Gum Disease Could Benefit Other Conditions You May Have

Posted On May 15, 2018 @ 07:41 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Nearly half of all Americans have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Without proper daily hygiene and treatment, this aggressive disease can ultimately cause tooth loss. It also appears the effects of gum disease reach beyond the mouth, as researchers have found relationships between it and other systemic diseases.

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile

Posted On Apr 6, 2018 @ 09:46 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

For some time now, you’ve noticed things about your teeth and gums — your overall smile — that you would like to change. But you’re in unfamiliar territory: you don’t know where to begin.

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years

Posted On Feb 16, 2018 @ 04:47 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

A focus on dental care in senior citizens is just as important as it is for children. Indeed, oral health in your later years can be a major factor in your quality of life.

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years

Posted On Jan 8, 2018 @ 04:58 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

A focus on dental care in senior citizens is just as important as it is for children. Indeed, oral health in your later years can be a major factor in your quality of life.

Limit Sugar in Your Diet for Better Oral and General Health

Posted On Jan 8, 2018 @ 04:52 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Even after decades emphasizing oral hygiene and supplemental fluoride to fight dental disease, we’re now seeing an increase in tooth decay, especially among children. What’s causing this alarming trend?

Determining the Right Whitening Approach is Key to Brightening a Dull Smile

Posted On Feb 22, 2015 @ 11:26 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Bright, naturally white teeth are a key component in a beautiful smile. But the opposite is also true: nothing diminishes an otherwise attractive smile more than stained or discolored teeth.

Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?

Posted On Feb 12, 2015 @ 09:22 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

If you’re the kind of person who can’t do without a smart phone, you’ve probably heard the expression “There’s an app for that!” These nifty little programs let you get directions, check the weather, watch stock prices… even optimize your sleep patterns and make high-pitched dog whistles. And shortly, you’ll be able to check how well you’ve been brushing your teeth.

3 Ways to Stop or Reduce Painful Tooth Sensitivity

Posted On Feb 5, 2015 @ 10:39 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Tooth sensitivity can be disheartening: you’re always on your guard with what you eat or drink, and perhaps you’ve even given up on favorite foods or beverages.

Implant-Supported Dentures - a Better Fit with Excessive Bone Loss

Posted On Jan 31, 2015 @ 07:40 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Some patients who wear dentures face a kind of Catch-22: their denture fit may have loosened and become uncomfortable over time due to continued bone loss, yet the same bone loss prevents them from obtaining dental implants, a superior tooth replacement system to dentures.