5 Creepy Ways Halloween Candy Can Ruin Your Cosmetic Dentistry

halloween-cosmetic-dentistryThe National Retail Federation reports that 94.3 percent of Americans will spend $2.5 billion on Halloween candy this year. You may claim that all those sweets are for the trick-or-treaters alone, but we know it’s nearly impossible to avoid indulging yourself. Even if you do manage to hand out every last piece of candy to Darth Vader and Princess Aurora, zombies and witches, there are still your kids’ treat bags to tempt you. Of course, you should be able to enjoy Halloween just like everyone else, but if you have cosmetic dentistry of any kind, choose your candy wisely.Read more

Keeping Up with Cosmetic Dentistry: Dr. Wei Completes Smile Design Course

wei-coursecompletioncertificateThe best cosmetic dentistry practices are home to dental professionals who take their continuing education seriously. In order to advance his Manhattan cosmetic dentistry office, Dr. Michael J. Wei pursues and completes continuing education courses on a regular basis. Keeping up with the latest innovations in modern dentistry allows Dr. Wei to continually improve his dental skills and offer the very best treatments and solutions to each of his patients.Read more

Is Your Starbucks Addiction Ruining Your Smile?

Coffee stained teethThere are over 200 Starbucks in the borough of Manhattan. If you have a coffee addiction, you’re never more than half a dozen blocks, give or take, from a Starbucks counter. Even if you don’t love Starbucks and you just need a cup of java to keep you going throughout the day, every sip you take is another ding to your tooth enamel. Your love of coffee, while it may be essential for daily survival, can actually be the downfall of your smile.Read more

Does Clinton or Trump Have a Presidential Smile?

clinton-trump-presidential-smileLast night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may have left Americans with more questions than answers, but one thing is for sure: Their mouths were center stage. From grimaces to smiles, arguments to compliments, the nation was watching the sources of all the words, jargon, insults, and statistics. When you’re in the spotlight in your personal or professional life, the same holds true – your teeth and smile, whether you like it or not, speak volumes about you. Is your oral health ready for the hot seat? Or are you in desperate need of a smile makeover?Read more

Smile, Though Your Heart Is Aching

angelina jolie smile makeoverThe time has come: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. In entertainment news, this is just another drop in the bucket. In real life, this is a crisis moment for the couple who will be expected to put on brave faces through the midst of their personal upheaval. While you may not find much to relate to the Jolie-Pitts about, there are no doubt circumstances in your life that have and will cause you to keep a smile on your face, even when your heart is aching. Make sure that smile is ready.Read more

5 Reasons a Smile Makeover Is Better Than New York Fashion Week

#NYFW Smile makeoverThe focus is obviously on clothing during New York Fashion Week. But even though models stomp the runways with serious, close-mouthed expressions, and fellow fashion-show goers judge you on your attire, teeth matter. Your smile is an important accessory to your designer duds or secondhand finds. Whether it’s Fashion Week or an uneventful week, living in Manhattan requires the right look, and your teeth are part of that equation.Read more

Cheat Sheet to Cosmetic Dentistry 101

cosmetic dentistry 101Whether you are standing at the front of the classroom, sitting behind a desk, or getting your study on in the comfort of your own home, there is always time to focus on your oral health. Getting prepared for another year of learning often comes with purchasing new school supplies, fresh pieces for your wardrobe, and updated equipment, but you might be surprised to know just how big of an impact a new smile can have on your education. Boost your confidence, self-worth, and educational pursuits with a smile makeover. Here is your cheat sheet to Cosmetic Dentistry 101.Read more

Do Selfie-Lovers Have Better Oral Health?

Selfies and oral healthPeople who have a habit of taking selfies have been labeled as narcissists, while other lovers of self-portraits have been involved in car crashes and pedestrian accidents thanks to a high level of distraction. If you’re in the safety of your own bathroom, however, selfie fever could be a good thing. According to a new study, there may be an upside to taking a video of yourself while brushing your teeth: You could improve your oral health.Read more