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Cosmetic Dentistry

Our Editor Endures A Painful...Teeth Whitening Treatment?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver And Christina Anderson | Posted 01.31.2013 | Style

Two of our Stylelist editors, Dana Oliver and Christina Anderson, decided it was time to bravely put these teeth whitening remedies to the test. Read ...

Extreme Dentistry: 5 Unhealthy Tooth Trends

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living

The basics of dental health aren't all that complicated: Brush and floss daily, limit cavity-causing sugary snacks, don't smoke and schedule regular v...

A Makeover Story: Johanna

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Some people think cosmetic dentistry is something that only movie stars get to enhance their smile. Truthfully, that's far from the reality -- while I have done plenty of stars' and athletes' teeth, many of my patients are everyday people who are simply looking to have a better smile.

How to Look Like a Celebrity? Advice From the Pros

Courtney Cachet | Posted 01.14.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

Perhaps not everyone has the financial means to "look like a celebrity", so to speak. But, you can always take full advantage of the advice those who work their magic on the celebs have to offer. These are my go to guys.

A Little Floss, A Little Fluoride...And A Little Botox?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

You let your dental hygienist poke, prod, anesthetize and drill at all the sensitive places in your mouth. You let your gynecologist examine and metic...

'Do the British Really Have Bad Teeth?' and Other Teeth Myths

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I was asked the other day why the English people had bad teeth. Like you, I have definitely heard the stereotype. Here are my findings on a few "dental myths."

Is Porcelain Dental Work Fragile?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 09.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Bottom line: Porcelain and ceramic are generally as strong as your regular tooth enamel -- and in many cases, even stronger.

A Dental Procedure To Renew Your Smile

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Dentistry is one of those professions where many people think the actual "work" done by each dentist is similar. After all, a filling is a filling is a filling -- right? Not so.

Celebrity Smiles: Why Do They Have to Be So Perfect ? How?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

So how do most celebrities get smiles that are perfect? Simple: High quality porcelain veneers. And it's something that more and more people with funds are looking to do.

Mouth Health: Does My '50 Proof' Alcohol Mouthwash Increase My Cancer Risk ?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Let's talk today about something that has been bothering me for awhile. And that's the fact that it's very likely that alcohol-based mouthwash is something that will increase your risk of Oral Cancer.

What Are "Gold Grillz" I See on Hip Hop Stars?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

In the end, if a person wants to make a bold fashion statement, nothing has a more "notice me now" presence than a mouth full of golden teeth.

Mouth Health: Is Chewing Gum, Good Or Bad ?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Unlike candies, which contain sugar and can wear down a person's enamel and teeth without continual brushing, some gums have been created to have helpful properties, and are a benefit to overall tooth care.

Mouth Health: Pesticide In Your Toothpaste?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Most of us use toothpaste several times a day, every day of our lives. But have you ever stopped to wonder what is actually in these dental pastes that have become a routine part of our health regimens?

Mouth Health: The Non-Surgical Face-Lift

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Porcelain Veneers are razor-thin slices of porcelain that are bonded to the front and sides of your teeth. The end result of porcelain veneers are beautiful teeth, devoid of stains, cracks, gaps.

Mouth Health: Painful Canker Sores -- What Causes Them, And What Can I Do About Them?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

One of the more misunderstood mouth/dental problems is our old friend, the canker sore. It's more that people don't understand how they get them; they usually don't do much else besides "wait".

Mouth Health: Your Overall Body Health and Your Mouth's Relationship to It

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Proper dental hygiene is very important, and symptoms such as bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath, or soreness in the mouth can give insight to larger issues within the body.

Mouth Health: Stem Cells in Your Teeth

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Not only are there stem cells in your teeth, it's that they are mesenchymal stem cells. That's one of the type of stem cells that can produce other cell types. This is good reason to get excited.

Mouth Health: Looking For A Better Love Life? It May Be Right Under Your Nose!

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Here's the big thing about teeth: they might not be the first thing one notices, but they are probably one of the biggest deal-breakers when it comes to dating, romance, and sex.

Mouth Health: Does Your Child Have Bad Breath? Maybe It Is Their Adenoids

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

In fact, if your child has bad breath, the reason may go deeper than you think. It might be the child's adenoids.

Mouth Health: Oral Sex And Cold Sores

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I hate to be a killjoy and all that, but we need to talk about oral sex, herpes, and cold sores. Yes, right now.

Mouth Health: Not Getting A Good Night's Sleep? Maybe It's Your Teeth...

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

There are a multitude of instances that can prevent someone from getting the type of sleep their bodies crave. One of the more overlooked causes is teeth grinding, otherwise known as "Bruxism."

Mouth Health: What Lurks on Your Toothbrush?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

As a cosmetic dentist in Manhattan, New York, we see a wide variety of patients. From complete smile makeovers, to people seeking porcelain veneers, ...

Mouth Health: Good vs Bad Cosmetic Dentistry

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Did you know that a big part of these dental nightmares is determined by the ceramist that your dentist chooses to work with?