Straightening Teeth can Lead to a Better Smile and Better Oral Health

Posted On Nov 20, 2013 @ 03:53 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

The perception that orthodontics is mainly for children or teenagers is changing rapidly. The number of adults seeking treatment for misaligned teeth is on the rise, especially with the development of less intrusive treatments like clear aligners.

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.

What's the Right Age for Dental Implants?

Posted On Oct 31, 2013 @ 06:47 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Maybe you've seen some marketing material for dental implants featuring smiling, silver-haired seniors. Perhaps this made you think that implants are a tooth replacement system that's primarily intended for older adults.

Oral Piercing Can Lead to Problems With Your Teeth and Gums

Posted On Sep 30, 2013 @ 02:29 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Although sometimes controversial, body piercing has exploded in popularity, especially among young people. Aside from the social debate about such practices, there are health risks to consider. Oral piercings, in particular — especially of the tongue — could have an adverse effect on your dental health.

Timing is Everything When it Comes to Treating Mouth Injuries

Posted On Sep 27, 2013 @ 09:27 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

When you or a family member takes a traumatic hit to the mouth, what should you do? Besides immediate first aid, your next action will depend on the extent of damage to any teeth. What you do and when you do it may even determine whether an injured tooth is eventually saved or lost.

Know What to Expect With Dental Implant Surgery

Posted On Sep 23, 2013 @ 09:25 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

As dental implants increase in popularity, the surgical procedures to install them are becoming quite commonplace. Still, many people are nervous about this procedure, perhaps not really knowing what to expect. So if you're considering dental implants, here's a rundown of what happens before, during and after the procedure.

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.

Prevention is the Key in the Fight Against Periodo

Posted On Aug 30, 2013 @ 07:04 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Billions of bacteria live in each of our mouths, sharing a common environment with teeth and soft tissues. Most of the time, they coexist in symbiotic balance. But sometimes that balance becomes disrupted, leading to a destructive condition known as periodontal disease.

Porcelain Veneers are a Viable Option for Smile Transformation

Posted On Aug 26, 2013 @ 07:03 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

There are a number of materials and techniques available in cosmetic dentistry that help us improve our patients' smiles. Porcelain veneers stand out as one of the most popular and least interventional of these options.

Make Oral Healthcare a Priority During Pregnancy

Posted On Aug 23, 2013 @ 07:02 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

A woman during pregnancy naturally pays close attention to her general health, instinctively knowing it affects her developing baby