Making the Right Choices With Removable Partial Dentures

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Removable partial dentures (RPDs) are a common replacement option for multiple lost teeth. However, they’re not the best long-term option; in fact, one particular type of RPD could be a poor choice if you wish to wear them long-term. Made primarily of plastic, these RPDs are sometimes referred to as “flippers” because of how the […]

Avoiding the Jim Carrey Chipped-Tooth Look

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Fans of the classic bumbling-buddies comic film “Dumb and Dumber” will surely remember the chipped front tooth that Jim Carrey sported as simpleminded former limo driver Lloyd Christmas. Carrey reportedly came up with the idea for this look when considering ways to make his character appear more “deranged.” He didn’t need help from the make-up […]

Padma Lakshmi’s Smile: A Recipe for Beauty

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Before she began hosting the long-running TV competition Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi was a well-known model and successful cookbook author. (Appropriately, she is said to have been “discovered” by a modeling agent while sitting in a café in Madrid.) Yet the Indian-born beauty’s striking look — at once exotic and familiar — doesn’t come from […]

Howard Stern Opens Up – About His Teeth

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Is there anything that radio and TV personality (and self-proclaimed “King of All Media”) Howard Stern doesn’t want to talk about in public? Maybe not — but it took a caller’s on-air question to get the infamous shock jock to open up about his own dental work. When he was directly asked if his teeth […]

Evolutions in Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Tooth-colored fillings are just one of the many ways that cosmetic dentistry has evolved over the past few decades. There was once a time where having a cavity treated meant that you would be left with a noticeable metal filling. However, today we have an array of tools and materials available that help make tooth […]

Bill Rancic’s Smile Helps Close the Deal

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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. The 42-year-old Chicago native is well known as the first winner of NBC-TV’sThe Apprentice, a reality show where contestants vied for a job with […]

Providing A Clear Alternative To Traditional Orthodontic Braces

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Years ago, if you hadn’t received braces by the time you finished high school odds are you would never pursue orthodontic treatment. Most adults wouldn’t have even dreamed of wearing braces! Thankfully, today, clear aligners have quickly become a popular alternative for adults who have mild to moderate crowding or spacing of teeth. Unlike traditional […]