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I’ve been a big fan of Waterpik since I had my braces taken off a few decades ago. But I had one stuck under my sink for years and it was so big and cumbersome, that it rarely saw the light of day.
Enter the newest Waterpik Sidekick Flosser which is a huge step up. First of all, it’s literally a third of the size and so compact that you can take it with you anywhere or hide it in your desk drawer. It has its own discreet little charcoal gray zippered pouch and is even TSA-friendly. The new model also comes in your choice of 3 colors; white, rose gold and black.
Thankfully, this model doesn’t take up the kind of room of earlier renditions, so it fits easily on your sink counter top or b
Do you show a lot of gum when you smile? Dentists have a name for that—it’s called a “gummy smile.” Think Miley, Gwen Stefani, and Beyonce in the early days without Photoshop®.
According to New York City Cosmetic Dentist Brian Kantor, “Gummy smile refers to an excessive display of gum tissue when smiling. The causes can range from overgrowth of the upper jaw, a short upper lip, hyperactive upper lip, as well as an overgrowth of gum tissue.” If you put your hand over your mouth when you laugh or are self conscious about smiling too broadly to avoid showing too much of your gums, BOTOX® can be an easy temporary fix for the problem of a gummy smile. A small injection of BOTOX® in the
We all drop a ton of cash on anti-aging potions and lotions and other treatments that promise to help us look as young as we feel, but did you know that your smile may be a dead giveaway of your real age?
It’s true. Misshapen, discolored and uneven teeth can make you look older than your years. “I see it all the time,” says Kevin B. Sands, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, Calif. “Ladies come in with tight skin and teeth that are yellowed and discolored and really show their age.”
But there is help available for your aging smile, he says.
How can you tell if you need a smile rejuvenation? You don’t need to be a detective (or even a dentist) to spot the signs
Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right?
Your best bet is to put your money where your mouth is, literally.
Turns out,bad teeth can be a major turn off for anyone who is looking for love.In fact,a not-quite-so-killer smile is second only to bad grammar when it comes to dater’s list of deal breakers,according to a national poll of almost 5,500 unattached adults aged 21 and older.The survey was conducted by MarketTools Inc.for the Internet dating site Match.com Nancy Rosen,DMD, a cosmetic dentist in New York City, says that many a lonely heart will seek her services so that they can get back out there and find their ideal mate. “One of the first things people notice in the opposite sex is their
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