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Benefits of Porcelain Dental Veneers

Do you avoid taking smiling pictures of yourself so that you aren’t faced with yet another reminder of your less-than-perfect teeth? Have you ever canceled a date or job interview just because you think that your teeth will put someone off or keep all of your good features from being noticed? If you feel [...]

Faster For A Straighter Smile? Porcelain Veneers or Invisalign

Even if you brush, floss, and use mouthwash, you cannot protect your teeth from every type of danger in the world. If you find yourself telling other people, “I don’t like my smile” or, “I want straight teeth fast,” consider looking into some of the latest forms of cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers [...]

The Dangers of Taking A Dental Vacation in Mexico

Are you unhappy with the look of your teeth but feel cosmetic dentistry is beyond your budget? Have you talked with friends or searched online for a cheaper solution? Are you considering a dental makeover in Mexico where the cost is said to be hundreds of dollars less? Advertisements promising cheap [...]

How To Get Rid of Stains and Spots On Your Teeth

By the time most people reach adulthood, simply drinking tea or coffee will cause some staining to teeth. In addition, genetics, tobacco use, stress level, diet, and medications can impact the appearance of teeth. What this means is that, if you have spots or discoloration on your teeth, you are not alone. Dark or [...]

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Is Right For You?

If you recently found yourself wondering what your life could look like with a brand-new smile, you’ve probably started researching different cosmetic dentistry options. The real question is which one is right for you? Without a visit to Dr. Nehawandian for a consultation, we can’t tell you. However, while you wait [...]

Look & Feel Younger — With the Help of Your Dentist

When you meet someone new, it’s all about that first impression. And, we hate to say it, but, your smile plays a big part in how you’re viewed. A smile can show signs of aging with dark spots on your teeth and metal fillings or it can express youth with bright, pearly whites. Additionally, depending [...]

6 Reasons You Should Replace Your Metal Crowns

If you have metal dental crowns in your mouth, you should seriously consider replacing them. You might have gotten them because they were the only option available at the time. Today, modern dentistry offers ceramic dental crowns suitable for any situation where dentists used metal crowns in the past. Although there were good [...]

Should You Be Worried That Teeth Whitening Damages Teeth?

This week, we saw the release of a potentially explosive story: teeth whitening damages teeth. The headlines were enough to alarm anyone who was using strips, trays, or pastes to whiten their teeth. But you shouldn’t panic. While this is a potentially significant finding and we have to pay attention to it, [...]

Women Are Much More Demanding of Smile Aesthetics Than Men

We often talk about people being unhappy with the appearance of their smile. There are many potential concerns about your smile’s appearance, but which of them are most serious? A group of researchers sought to find out which aesthetic concerns were considered most serious by showing examples of different cosmetic concerns to over 400 dental [...]

How to Give Cosmetic Dentistry as a Gift

Are you looking for a great gift for someone who is hard to buy for? You might be considering cosmetic dentistry. But before you decide to commit to the idea, take some time to make sure you are prepared to give it right. Give the Gift They’ll Appreciate Giving cosmetic procedures of [...]

A Reason to Smile: San Jose Named One of the Best Big Cities To Live in

A new study shows that San Jose is one of the best big cities to live in. That’s according to new research by WalletHub, a consumer research group, which actually found that three cities in California belonged in the top 10 big cities. Here’s why San Jose ranked so high. Comprehensive Ratings System WalletHub wanted [...]

Does Meghan Markle’s Smile Show Her New Life Is Too Much for Her?

One of the side effects of becoming famous is having to deal with all the speculation that people will make about you, as to whether you are in good health, are happy, or having other problems. That’s something that Meghan Markle, now, officially, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. In the most recent furor, Meghan’s father, Thomas [...]

How Can You Spot a Liar? Their Smile

It’s one of the biggest problems in personal and professional relationships: how can we tell when someone is lying to us? Now researchers think they have found the secret: it’s in their smile. 1.3 Million Expressions to Analyze To come to this conclusion, researchers from the University of Rochester recruited volunteers via Amazon Mechanical Turk. [...]

If You’ve Thought about Buying Cheap Veneers Online, Think Again

The ads certainly make online veneers seem like a deal. They supposedly fit well and look great. But the truth of the situation is that these veneers look nothing like the advertisements, something a young man in Britain learned to his dismay, although this dismay later turned to amusement when his friend [...]

Why Your Old Cosmetic Dentistry Didn’t Last

When done properly, cosmetic dentistry can last a long, long time. You can have a beautiful, functional smile for decades after your procedure. But what if you got cosmetic dentistry in the past and were disappointed when it failed early? There are many possible reasons why cosmetic dentistry may not last. Figuring [...]

The Enduring Charm of Princess Diana’s Smile

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the shocking death of Diana, Princess of Wales. As a young lover of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, the bride at the center of the most lavish wedding the world had ever seen, and finally as an individual woman breaking out of the [...]

Have Concerns about the Appearance of Your Smile? Mention Them at Your Next Checkup

Dr. Nancy Nehawandian at Top Down Dentistry isn’t just a holistic dentist who can care for your oral health and promote your overall health. She’s not just a neuromuscular dentist who can ensure you have a balanced, functional bite. And she’s not just a sleep dentist who can treat snoring and sleep apnea so [...]

You Don’t Need To Be a Celebrity To Get a Movie Star Smile

When we look at photos of celebrities snapped by paparazzi as they head to yoga class or leave the grocery store, sometimes they look just like us. Outside of the red carpet, it can be heartening to see our favorite movie stars and musicians wear jeans and t-shirts and looking like normal people. But one [...]

New Survey Focuses on the Power of a Smile

Most of us know that smiling has the power to make us happier. Whether we are smiling at ourselves in the mirror, or smiling at another person and seeing them smile back, we understand that smiles can uplift us. So it’s little surprise that the first item on the Great Kindness Challenge [...]

Get Ready for Parties Faster with a Smile Makeover

The worst thing about the holiday party season is all the time you spend getting ready for each one. Finding the right outfit. Doing your makeup. Picking the right accessories. It can be just too much, and you may end up feeling exhausted before you even head out the door. But maybe you could save [...]

Smile to Get More Attention for Your Dating Profile Pic

Online dating receives, at best, mixed reviews from people who try it. (Then again, so does traditional dating!) But one true benefit of the online dating world is the wealth of data it gives us. Online dating is a huge testbed for what works and what doesn’t when it comes to trying to attract the [...]

Considering Dental Implants? Don’t Forget These Alternatives

Dental implants are a great technology. They give us the ability to replace your lost tooth or teeth with artificial versions that look, function, and last just like the real thing. It’s like having a second chance at saving your smile. But one concern about dental implants that comes up often is that [...]

5 Reasons to Tell Your Spouse About Their Unattractive Smile

If you could change one thing about your spouse, would it be their smile? If it is, then it might be time to talk to them about it. We understand that this may be a difficult issue to bring up, and you may not want them to think you’re unhappy being married to them, but [...]

Why Porcelain Veneers Are Better Than Ever

Some people are turned off at the idea of porcelain veneers because a friend, family member, or acquaintance had a bad result with them. Whether the result looked fake, didn’t last, or even broke after a short period of time, it can make you think that you don’t want to invest in porcelain [...]

Reasons to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Sure, you know you want a cosmetic dentist if you’re considering a smile makeover, but what about your regular checkups and minor restorations? The truth is that a cosmetic dentist can help you get better results from even your regular dental checkups and cleanings. There are many good reasons why you should see [...]

Smile Like It’s the Happiest Day of Your Life

What is the happiest day of your life? Some people find this question easy to answer. There are a few days that come up regularly: your wedding day, the birth of your first child, the day you graduated from college, or when you finally earned that big promotion. Most of us also have pictures from [...]

What is Tooth Bonding

You can be dealing with quite an eyesore if you have chipped, discolored, or decayed teeth, especially those that are visible when you smile. There comes a time when whitening and other cosmetic approaches simply won't give you the results you desire. You want to flash that smile and show everyone your pearly whites, [...]

Get Your Successful Smile Makeover

Are you considering a smile makeover? Do you imagine unveiling your glamorous new grin at a Hollywood red carpet event? Does the idea of actually planning your cosmetic dentistry, however, seem too overwhelming? Then grab your pen and notebook, because we have some insightful dos and don'ts for you. Why do you [...]

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