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Keep Healthy and Good Looking: Address The Stress

The recent events of this past year have caused higher levels of stress than most of us have been accustomed to in quite a while. Our practice has observed an increase in cracked, more sensitive teeth, more complaints of headaches, and elevated occurrences of mouth ulcers.  Without a doubt, mental stress increases your chances of…



A Child’s Smile Can Predict Future Marital Success

As a parent, you hope that one day that your child will meet the right guy or gal and “live happily ever after”. What if the way they smile when you say “Cheese!” can help their marital prospects? According the latest issue of Scientific American Mind, researchers are finding that exuberance and joy in a child’s smile can affect their marital…


More Than Ever: Why We Need a Good Laugh

One of my regular treats in life is indulging myself at Whole Foods after “getting my hair processed”. While I was in the checkout line I came across the August edition of Ode Magazine, an international magazine intelligent optimists. What struck me was the title of the issue, since we’ve had recent blogs and discussion…


Healthy Mouth, Healthy Sex

Just got back from the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry Meeting. Quite a learning experience meeting and listening to dentists from throughout the world. It’s amazing the level of interest and talent from places near and far. Can’t wait to visit my new friends in the future. I received an email recently from my friend…


The Power of Laughing

Hello again….time really does fly! Between taking care of my family and our wonderful patients, filming a video, as well as lecturing in Las Vegas and Hawaii ( mostly work folks) and assuming my new role as President Elect of the AACD, I’ve had a full plate for someone who is trying to diet.  For the many…


Something to Frown About

My apologies for taking a few weeks off as I was helping plan my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and two dental meetings. I promise to catch up on my writing over the next few weeks. While assisting my daughter with last minute details, I was shocked by a very common occurence while walking through three different Atlanta…



No Strain, No Pain

Sitting here in Chicago at the world famous Chicago Midwinter Meeting, helping plan the future of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. I feel very inspired that when we plan new vistas of learning and helping our members serve their patients even better. Just read an interesting article on pain management that explains why a relaxing environment can make…


Did You Know? Gum Disease is Serious as a Heart Attack

Just recently, Flax Dental collaborated with the Queen of Hearts Foundation to promote awareness about the mouth body connection between women’s heart disease and gum infection. Here are some important facts to know: More than 500,00 women die of heart disease annually-breast cancer deaths are estimated at 40,000-making heart disease the number one killer of women…


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