Category Archives: Beauty

how retainers protect

How Retainers Protect Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on June 30, 2017

The day has finally come. You are finally getting those braces off, but before you can completely celebrate, your orthodontist tells you will still need to wear a retainer. While this is the last thing you want to probably hear, don’t ignore your orthodontist’s recommendations. Retainers are necessary to protect your smile and keep your teeth from moving back to their original position. For your most beautiful smile, wear your retainer as recommended by the orthodontist. How do...

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shouldnt ignore crooked teeth

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Crooked Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 22, 2017

Crooked teeth are so much more than an aesthetic issue, but too often people think about forgoing correcting it because they don’t have the money to fix something that is just related to their appearance. When you are worried about making ends meet each month, it can seem impossible to have the resources to invest in orthodontic work for either you or your child. But crooked teeth have a way of impacting many more aspects of your life than you realize and by correcting dental issues, you...

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Fix Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on June 10, 2017

Maybe your parents couldn’t afford to fix your smile when you were a kid or maybe your teeth didn’t start to shift until you were older. Either way, there is no short window of time for correcting your smile. You don’t have to be a middle school aged kid to wear braces and lucky for you, there are other alternatives to the metal braces you remember your friends wearing in school. If you are self-conscious of the condition of your smile and your dentist has told you that braces...

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Natural Teeth Whitening Myths That You Should Know About

Natural Teeth Whitening Myths That You Should Know About

by Dr. Gemmi on May 16, 2017

Natural is in and everyone is turning to a more natural approach to everything they do from more organic food to natural cleaners so it is no surprise that there is also a big trend in natural teeth whitening. If you have noticed that your teeth are looking a little yellow, you are probably considering what your options are for getting your pearly white smile back. There are whitening toothpastes, teeth whitening and the DIY natural approach. While it might seem like a no-brainer that the...

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Safeguard My Smile

Kids: How to Safeguard My Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on April 30, 2017

It is an inevitable situation. Your child trips and falls on the playground at school and hits her mouth. A blow to the mouth can not only crack teeth, but can also cause bruising and cuts to the gums as well. You want to protect your child’s smile, but is seems impossible with all the scrapes they find themselves in, whether simply playing or participating in sports. You only get one set of teeth once your permanent ones comes in though so you don’t want anything to happen to them....

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Invisalign i7 Philadelphia

5 Ways Invisalign i7 Provides More Individualized Care

by Dr. Gemmi on March 22, 2017

Orthodontic treatment is a big investment in time and money, with most treatments taking between 12 and 24 months or sometimes even longer to see results. If you only have one or two crooked teeth or only a small gap between your two front teeth, these might seem too minor to get braces for. Luckily though you don’t just have to just deal with the slight imperfections if you don’t want to. Invisalign i7 offers you an easy way to fix minor dental problems. Here are 5 ways Invisalign...

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Smiling Affects Your Brain

How Smiling Affects Your Brain

by Dr. Gemmi on February 28, 2017

A smile may seem like such a simple thing that we tend to overlook its importance to our physical and mental well-being. Don’t discount your smile as just a superficial feature that doesn’t really matter in the longer scheme of things. The physical act of smiling can affect everything from your mood to your health to how others perceive you. The relationship in particular between your smile and your brain is particularly complex and scientists are continuing to study the connections...

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Getting Invisalign In College

4 Reasons Getting Invisalign in College Is Not Too Late

by Dr. Gemmi on February 25, 2017

While middle school and the teen age years are usually the most common time for orthodontic treatment, luckily there is no set time limit for when it will work. So if your parents couldn’t afford braces or Invisalign for you when you were younger, don’t worry. Your window of opportunity has not shut down for good. Invisalign is a particularly good option if you are a college student because they are clear and most people won’t even know you are wearing them. Here are some reasons...

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Smiling Affects Your Body

How Smiling Affects Your Body

by Dr. Gemmi on February 24, 2017

The power of a smile. A smile can do many things. It can boost your mood, make you seem more attractive and confident and give you a more positive outlook on life, but did you know that it also has an impact on your body as well? Smiling also promotes physical wellbeing as well. Here are some ways smiling affects your body: Lowers stress and anxiety Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on your body increasing inflammation and causing spikes in heart rate and blood pressure. Studies have...

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Smiling Affects People

How Smiling Affects Those Around You

by Dr. Gemmi on February 22, 2017

There is much talk on how smiling is good for us, but let’s not be selfish shall we. Smiling also has a big positive impact on those around us at well. The infectious nature of smiling doesn’t just mean you will make others smile back at you when you smile. It is so much more than that. The benefits of smiling are really circular in nature with the positive effects bouncing off you to your co-worker and then being returned to you two-fold. Here are some ways that smiling affects...

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