Contemporary Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Did America’s Quest for the Perfect Smile Begin over the Rainbow?

These days dentistry and even cosmetic dentistry are so readily available that many people forget it wasn’t always the case. In fact, there was a time when most Americans didn’t have access to a dentist, and most expected to lose their teeth at a relatively young age. How young? In WWI, the US Army [...]

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry When No-one Can See Your Smile

The coronavirus pandemic has changed society. For the present and for the foreseeable future, many of our casual social encounters with strangers will be done while wearing masks. Since masks cover your smile, this might make some people question the value of cosmetic dentistry right now.  However, there is a lot to be said for [...]

3 Cosmetic Dentistry Claims That Aren’t as Good as They Seem

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, you’ve probably already done some research on the different techniques available. And you’ve probably come across some claims about the various techniques that are intended to make them seem like the greatest thing since sliced bread. However, not all of these claims are actually as good as they’re made [...]

The Mutations That Made Us Smile

Researchers think they’ve tracked down the genetic changes that made modern humans such a friendly lot. In the past, researchers have noted that a combination of physical and psychological traits seems to differentiate modern humans from our near-modern human ancestors, like Neanderthals and Denisovians. This includes changes in the structure of the skull, making smaller [...]

Invisalign Introduces New Visualization Tool: SmileView

If you’re unhappy with your smile because you have crooked teeth, you might have thought about getting them straightened. But uncertainty about the results can make you hesitant. What will your smile really look like after orthodontics? Invisalign hopes to remove some of that uncertainty with its new tool: SmileView, which gives [...]