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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 you [...]

Introducing Gum Bleaching in Rochester, NY

Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their gums, which can sometimes be too dark in color. This condition, called hyperpigmentation, can cause unhappiness, but, fortunately, it can easily be treated, thanks to our new procedure, often called gum bleaching (though there’s no bleach or even any chemicals involved). Are Your [...]

Tooth Whitener Pulled from Amazon because It Contained Banned Chemical

Last week, Amazon withdrew a bestselling home teeth whitening kit because it contained a chemical banned in the European Union. News outlets reported that the kit had been listed at the number one position for teeth whitening, and had review from more than 800 people, averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars. Although it’s hard to [...]

5 Ways Invisalign Promotes Optimal Oral Health

If you’re unhappy with crooked teeth, you may be considering different orthodontic options. Traditional braces remain an effective approach for straightening teeth, but there are many reasons why Invisalign clear braces might be better for most people. At Contemporary Dentistry in Rochester, NY, we try to factor in the overall health impact of [...]

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