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Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Mouth - Everything You Need to Know and More

anatomy of mouth
When we think dentist, we think “teeth,” right? Keeping your pearly whites strong and sparkling is obviously an important element of your oral health. However, there is more to the mouth and to having a healthy smile than just maintaining your teeth.  This week, Brighter has put together a list of interesting facts and tips to keep you informed on “all things mouth.” Understanding more about the tissues and functions of your mouth can help you to achieve an optimal oral health.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

7 Tips to Take Care of Bad Breath

Brushing teeth fights bad breath
The causes of halitosis, or bad breath, can range from a great spicy lunch to real dental issues. So, how do you know if your unpleasant breath is being caused by the onions on your sandwich or if it warrants a trip to your dentist?  And, what are some tips to deal with this smelly problem?

Friday, August 15, 2014

6 Secrets to a Brighter Smile

Brighter Smile
What’s the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them? According to a survey done by the Academy of General Dentistry, 40% of people notice a smile first and 96% believe that a smile is an important aspect of a person’s appearance. And it’s not just about looks. Lily Garcia, a dentist and a past president of the American College of Prosthodontics tells us, “A smile conveys confidence and professionalism.” A smile is important to our social and professional lives, as well as our own self-confidence.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Diabetes and Dental Health Connection

diabetes and dental health

If you follow our Brighter blog, you have probably read other posts concerning the correlation between good dental health and overall health concerns. As more research is done linking these two schools of medicine, this theory is becoming harder and harder to ignore.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Show Off Your Best Smile

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Brighter Monthly Photo Contest


We here at Brighter want to celebrate your beautiful smile. Starting in August, we’ll pick a “Best Smile” photo winner each month from a follower in our social network – Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus, and Pinterest. The winning photo will be used as our background photo on all of our social profile pages for a month.

The 6 Most Useful Dental Tools


Not all dentist practices are created equal. For many, this begins and ends with the dentists at the practice. Certainly the hygienists and support staff also play a large role in the makeup of a practice as well. But so too do the actual tools the dentists use in order to get the job done. The following is a quick look at some of the tools all dentists use on a daily basis.