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Why It Is Good to Smile

With the nights drawing in, it might seem as if there is less to smile about, but it’s really good for you to smile even when you don’t feel like it. Putting a smile on your face can help to turn around a lousy day because it prompts a chemical reaction in the brain. What Happens When You Smile? When you smile, your brain releases feelgood neurotransmitters that include dopamine, serotonin and endorphins, and even a less than genuine smile releases these chemicals if you hold it for a minute or more. The great thing about this chemical reaction is that it can elevate your mood quite quickly, and it affects your body chemistry in other ways too. When you smile frequently, it boosts your immune system, can alleviate pain and lowers blood pressure. Also, when you smile frequently, people tend to treat you differently as it makes you look…

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Nov 1, 2019 by
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What are Porcelain Veneers and Who Could They Help?

Porcelain veneers are sometimes called dental veneers or laminates. They consist of wafer-thin shells of porcelain custom-made to cover the front surfaces of teeth precisely. Porcelain veneers are designed to improve the overall appearance of teeth and can change their shape, colour, length or size. Who Can Benefit from Having Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are quite a versatile treatment that is minimally invasive and can fix problems that include teeth that are discoloured. Teeth can discolour because of excess fluoride, root canal treatment, lifestyle factors, or stains from tetracycline. Sometimes teeth that have quite large composite resin fillings can look discoloured. Veneers can also be helpful for teeth that are worn down or which are too short, chipped or cracked. If you have teeth that are unevenly or irregularly shaped, veneers can cover them up to create a more cosmetically pleasing appearance. Sometimes teeth can have unsightly spaces in between…

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Aug 2, 2019 by
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How to Safely Get a Brighter, Whiter Smile

A beautiful bright white smile can be a fantastic asset, and teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental treatments in Newcastle. But is it safe for everybody, and what are some of the things you need to know about this dental procedure? Is Teeth Whitening Safe? Teeth Whitening in Clarington can be an extremely safe procedure, but please remember this is a dental treatment and that if used improperly, it has the potential to harm your pearly whites. People who use over-the-counter products or who have their teeth whitened by someone who isn’t a dental professional can suffer unwanted side-effects like tooth sensitivity or pain. Before you have any teeth whitening treatment or use any whitening products, please book a checkup with us here at West Bowmanville Family Dental. We can evaluate your oral health to make sure treatment is safe and will achieve the desired results. It…

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Jun 7, 2019 by
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Is Your Smile in Shape for the Wedding Season?

The wedding season is about to begin in earnest, and nowadays those wedding photos are posted everywhere for people to enjoy. If you have an invite or two, you have almost certainly given some thought about what you will wear, but have you thought about your smile? Weddings are an occasion when everyone wants to smile, laugh and talk, and the last thing you want, or need is to feel unsure about your smile. Trying to smile with your mouth closed or hiding behind your hand could mar your enjoyment of the day. If you do feel a bit self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, now is the time to take action. Often, the solution for improving it might be quicker and more cost-effective than you realize. If it has been a while since you last saw a dentist in Newcastle, the best way to investigate the cosmetic dentistry…

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Apr 19, 2019 by
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Is Your Smile Ready for the Party Season?

It might be hard to believe, but it is nearly the end of the year, and of course, that means it is very nearly the party season. Lots of people will spend time and money ensuring they look their best, by purchasing a new outfit, or by following a new eating or fitness regime, but have you considered your smile? If your teeth are looking dingy or discoloured, there are lots of things you can do to help rejuvenate their appearance. Now is the perfect opportunity to take action, so by the time you attend your first party, you’ll have the sparkling smile you desire. The easiest place to start is by seeing your dentist in Bowmanville, and especially if you haven’t had a check-up for a while. It is essential to ensure your teeth are healthy before you have any type of cosmetic dentistry, and it will help the…

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Nov 2, 2018 by
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