Is Your Smile a DealMAKER or a DealBREAKER?

A recent New York Times article really hit home for our practice. In the piece, the author writes about a date that fizzled. He discovered the reason behind the no-go romance only in retrospect after reading his date’s rapid response questionnaire: “Dealmaker: Great Smile.” “Dealbreaker: Bad Teeth” Healthy Teeth Are Important for Many Reasons It’s clear...

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A Great Smile Says a Lot About You

Ever hear of the halo effect? It’s a term coined more than 100 years ago by researcher Edward Thorndike. He was describing how one particular aspect of a person could influence what others think about them. And we know that one of those key aspects is sporting a beautiful smile. A few years back, Match.com...

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Dr. Ganeles “Front and Center” in Winning ITI Esthetics Competition

Dr. Ganeles received 3rd place in a recent U.S. International Team for Implantology (ITI) “esthetics” competition. His winning case study highlights a dental implant replacement of a fractured tooth in the prominent front of the mouth (central incisor). He presented the case in an online professional webinar last month. The ITI is a global association...

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February is Gum Disease Awareness Month

According to the CDC, nearly 50% of U.S. adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Since February has been designated as National Gum Disease Awareness Month, it seemed like a good time to remind our patients and friends about this oral health issue, one that sometimes may not even present...

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Treating Alzheimer’s Disease By Treating Gum Disease?

Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteria (3D illustration) that cause periodontal disease are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. An experimental gum disease medication called atuzaginstat is being studied to see how it may help individuals who have significant gum disease and mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. In a clinical trial, researchers attempted to see if oral drugs can stop the progression...

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Flossing For a Healthier Smile

A few years back, the American Academy of Periodontology conducted an online Harris Poll survey on gum disease. More than 2,000 individuals in 10 of the largest U.S. cities were polled about their dental flossing habits. The survey concluded that many individuals would rather wash dirty dishes (18%), clean the toilet (14%), or wait in...

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Can Keeping Your Natural Teeth Equate to Longer Lives?

A California retirement community study of 5,611 older adults conducted between 1992 and 2009 explored the association between dentition (the condition of your teeth) and mortality. It showed that “maintenance of good oral hygiene is an important health promoter in aging populations.” In the research, edentulous (lacking any teeth) men and women had a 30%...

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Choosing Your Dental Specialist

We recently highlighted an article Dr. Aranguren wrote for WebDental titled “Finding a Great Periodontal Practice.” In the article, Dr. Aranguren lists steps you might consider when making your decision like: Checking credentials Finding a dentist that is immersed in ongoing continuing education Researching an office that continually updates technology, procedures and protocols Reading reviews...

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Ahead of the Curve: Using the Latest Periodontal Technology and Tools

Dr. Ganeles once again teamed up with colleagues for a clinical article, this one in the October issue of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, writing about a material called volume-stable collagen matrix (VSCM). The Fibro-Gide® VSCM product is a porcine material used for soft-tissue regeneration as well as recession coverage. It’s one of our latest...

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In The News

Dr. Ganeles is a regular contributor to dental publications like the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, a leading peer-reviewed journal for dentists, both general practitioners and specialists. As a co-author of June’s “Application of 10 Keys for Replacement of Multiple Teeth in the Esthetic Zone,” Dr. Ganeles and international colleagues discuss tooth replacement strategies...

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