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September 23, 2010

Lynda's modeling career was not blossoming as she had hoped it would.  When Lynda came for a smile makeover consult she mentioned that in all her photos she barely smiled.  Needless to say she was quite fed up and wanted a drastic change.  Lynda had some bonding done previously that had darkened and her front teeth were sticking down and all her teeth had differing shapes and completely...

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September 15, 2010

Good oral hygiene goes far beyond the mouth. For example, if gum bacteria (the same bad boys that cause dental plaque) find their way into the bloodstream, they can cause clots that may lead to heart disease, or even to a heart attack. This is the recent subject of a dental study in the UK where they found that indeed, if plaque makes its way into your blood, clots might form, resulting in heart problems. In fact, understanding the consequences of inadequate oral hygiene is just as essential to good health as are diet, exercise, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure le...

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September 13, 2010

With a grant of $2 million from the National Institute of Health in the United States, a team of scientists in England (led by Professor Martin Thornhill at the University of Sheffield) has developed a new quick, easy, and effective test for oral cancer that can identify its presence (or absence) in only 20 minutes. A two-year study is underway to track the results.

As with many cancers, early detection of oral cancer is key to a good prognosis: it can lead to a five-year survival rate of more than 90 percent. So the study is designed to perfect the procedure and make sure it provides results as accurate as those from earlier...

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September 10, 2010
Indrani Pal-Chadhuri knows the fashion world inside out; born in Calcutta, she had become a top model by the time she was fourteen, and graduated from Princeton with honors and a major in anthropology. She developed her photographic skills working with Markus, and mastered the art of digital post-production in Paris and New...
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September 02, 2010

Markus Klinko, Swiss-German and a one-time Paris Conservatory harpist with several CDs and awards to his credit, switched to fashion photography and never looked back. “You can't do music with one hand. I don't even have a harp any more – I don't want to play for myself.” But his music background was a plus when he and Indrani became...

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August 18, 2010

Millions of people are affected by Canker sores of the mouth.  These sore are painful open sores of the mouth.  Most people are under the impression that they are viral infections and are contagious however, this is far from the truth.  These ulcers are different than the herpes type lesions that are contagious.  It is a condition that...

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August 16, 2010

At NYC Smile Design we have been able to eliminate much of the anxiety that comes with going to the dentist by incorporating numerous technologies and methods to reduce pain and discomfort during dental treatment and after the treatment has been completed.  If you ask anyone what he or she hates the most about going to the dentist most will say the...

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August 11, 2010

Prostate problems affects about 8% of the population.  Infections of the mouth, specifically gum disease has been linked to numerous health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.  Latest research from case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine compared two markers:

  1. PSA or prostate specific antigen
  2. CAL or clinical attachment level (which is an indicator for gum disease)

This finding supports the belief that there is a deep connection between oral health and whole body health.  Low grade chronic inflammation is an insidious problem and gum  disease is extremely dangerous. Gum health...

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August 09, 2010

Everyone needs to quench their thirst after a hard workout. With the popularity of, sports drinks on the rise, recent studies from New York University College of dentistry have shown that these drinks are quite harmful to the teeth because they cause the enamel surface of the teeth to wear out.  This is called erosion and the reason this...

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August 04, 2010

In a case study at the University of Buffalo school of Dental Medicine involving a 26 year old with tongue piercing with the barbell shaped device in her mouth it was discovered that the reason she had spaces between her teeth was a result of this device.  Dentists have always known that having these ornaments in the mouth and constantly playing...

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