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.

How Taylor Hicks Keeps His Smile Bright

Posted On Apr 10, 2014 @ 09:29 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Like many who have risen to the top tier in show business, singer Taylor Hicks found that he needed a few things (besides talent, of course) to really succeed: a willingness to seek out opportunities and work hard; a unique and energetic stage presence; and a bright, appealing smile.

Teeth Whitening Safety Depends on the Right Product Used in the Right way

Posted On Mar 6, 2014 @ 10:43 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Tooth whitening procedures and products have become increasingly popular over the last two decades. There are two main sources of application: professional procedures performed in a dentist’s office; and over-the-counter products for performing whitening applications at home. While there are pros and cons to both approaches, neither type poses a significant health risk — that is, if you match the correct product to the type of staining you have, and it’s applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Dreaming of White Teeth for Christmas?

Posted On Dec 19, 2013 @ 07:18 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

The holidays are traditionally a time when friends and family from near and far can get together and make merry. In this joyful season, many folks look forward to re-connecting with old friends… and maybe making new ones. But if you've been hesitant to show your holiday smile because your teeth are less than pearly white — then why not stop fretting: Did you know that your teeth could be dramatically brighter after just one visit to the dental office?

Padma Lakshmi's Smile: A Recipe for Beauty

Posted On Nov 28, 2013 @ 09:54 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Before she began hosting the long-running TV competition Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi was a well-known model and successful cookbook author.

Hugh Jackman's Teeth

Posted On Nov 11, 2013 @ 12:50 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Australian heartthrob Hugh Jackman has won international recognition for his work on stage, screen and television—including his long-running portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men film series, and his Academy-Award-nominated starring role in Les Miserables.

Bill Rancic's Smile Helps Close the Deal

Posted On Sep 19, 2013 @ 09:21 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Can having a great smile help land you a high-level business position, a TV show, and a bride? Maybe — at least if you go by the example of Bill Rancic.

Whitening is a Safe and Effective Way to get That "Hollywood Smile"

Posted On Aug 20, 2013 @ 07:00 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

The “Hollywood Smile” — dazzlingly white — is associated in our society with youth, health and vitality. Achieving that smile through either professional or home whitening applications has become very popular.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Posted On Jan 18, 2012 @ 03:37 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

There are many different substances that can make your teeth yellow or discolored. By identifying these substances, you can avoid them or use moderation to help keep you smile bright and white.