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.

Demi Moore Doesn't Mind the Gap

Posted On Jun 26, 2014 @ 07:23 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Once upon a time, a well-known Hollywood actress might have hired a private eye to keep unflattering pictures from appearing in the media. Today, that’s no longer the case. Take timeless beauty Demi Moore: In a widely circulated set of photos, her gap-toothed grin showed she was actually missing one of her front teeth!

Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmetic Bonding

Posted On Jun 21, 2014 @ 11:20 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Cosmetic bonding is a process in which your dentist uses specially formulated tooth-colored material to repair minor defects on the surface of your teeth.

Plan Your Sports Nutrition and Hydration to Reduce Tooth Decay Risk

Posted On Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:43 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

If you or your family has an active sports lifestyle, you probably already know the importance of food and liquids for energy and hydration. But what you eat and drink (and how often) could unintentionally increase your teeth’s susceptibility to tooth decay. With that in mind, you should plan your nutrition and hydration intake for strenuous exercise to maximize energy and reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Top 5 Reasons Not to Delay Getting a Root Canal

Posted On Apr 23, 2014 @ 02:35 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

So you came in to the dental office for an exam, and now you’ve been told you need a root canal. But you’re wondering: Do I really have to do this? I’ve heard all sorts of things about the procedure. What if I wait a while — would that be so bad?

Top 5 Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Posted On Apr 17, 2014 @ 01:31 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

It’s a recognized goal of modern dentistry to help you keep your natural teeth clean and disease-free, so you’ll be able to enjoy them for your whole life. But dentists can’t accomplish that goal by ourselves — we need your help! Maintaining good oral hygiene is the best way to ensure that your smile stays as healthy as it should be. Here are a few simple tips that can make a big difference in your dental health.

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.

The Material Girl and the True Blood Star Flaunt Distinctive Smiles

Posted On Mar 13, 2014 @ 09:40 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

One’s a singer who made her name playing New York clubs in the 1980’s before catapulting to international pop stardom; the other’s an actress from New Zealand who, in 1994, at the age of 11, became the second-youngest person ever to win an Academy Award. Both remain at the top of the A-list today. What other feature do Madonna and Anna Paquin have in common?

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.

Dealing With Dental Emergencies While Traveling Abroad

Posted On Feb 27, 2014 @ 02:41 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Traveling to faraway places is the stuff of daydreams for many people, and even more exciting when the dream comes true. But that excitement could be dampened should you ever be faced with the reality that your medical treatment options abroad can be quite different from what you enjoy at home in the United States.