‘Smile healthy’ holiday gift ideas for all ages

December 17, 2013

Here are some ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers that are not only fun, but will help protect the smile of a friend or family member:

‘Smile healthy’ stocking stuffers

  • Sugar-free gum or mints
  • Single-use toothbrushes, preloaded with toothpaste (Ex: Colgate Wisps)
  • Travel size dental floss, mouth rinses, toothpastes, toothbrush and toothbrush holder (can be packaged nicely in a travel bag too!
  • New toothbrushes (cartoon characters and bright colors are popular for children
  • New toothpaste and/or mouth rinses in fun flavors
  • Hourglass timer in fun colors for kids to time brushing
  • Tooth fairy pillow/box
  • Sports mouth guard (in team colors)
  • Zoom! Whitening pens
  • Electric toothbrush
  • A gift certificate for professional Zoom! teeth whitening

Another idea is to offer to pay for (or a portion of) a dental procedure your loved one has been putting off due to lack of funds or dental insurance.


Fun Quiz: Name the celebrity smile

October 10, 2013

How well do you know Hollywood smiles? Take this quiz from Web MD and post your results in the comments section below.

Healthy SmileWish you had a movie star smile? I offer cosmetic services such as whitening, veneers and implants. Visit the Smile Gallery  on my website for before and after photos. Contact my office to set up an appointment and see which procedure is right for you.

Spruce up your smile

January 4, 2013

Healthy SmileA smile is a powerful thing. Smiling makes us feel good; it raises our spirits and increases our well-being and confidence. Have you ever asked yourself, “Could my smile be brighter?” or “Is it possible for me to get my discolored, (misshaped, chipped or crooked) teeth to look good?” Thanks to the wonders of modern cosmetic dentistry, it’s not only is it possible, but in many cases, it’s quick, painless and surprisingly affordable. Here are just a few of the cosmetic dental procedures available at our dental office.

Whitening—lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored by food, age, or injury. Professional whitening may be done over several appointments in my office, or we can create custom-made bleaching trays that you wear at home.

Bonding—involves applying a tooth-colored plastic putty called composite resin to the surface of your chipped, broken or discolored teeth. The composite resin can also fill in gaps between your teeth and protect roots that are exposed due to gum recession. The entire procedure is virtually painless and is usually completed in one visit.

Porcelain veneers—thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shells cover the front of your teeth. Once applied, they correct or camouflage misaligned, poorly shaped, damaged, or discolored teeth. The process of applying veneers usually involves just two visits.

If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want a more beautiful smile, talk to me about your cosmetic dentistry options.

 (Source: California Dental Association)