February 2011 Archives

We have all heard the song, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.” As many of us know, there is nothing worse than having lost your baby front teeth and waiting (with a big gap in your smile!) for your adult teeth to come in. However, some people find it is just as frustrating to have both of their front teeth, but still have a big gap in between them. Below are some very famous women who display their gap with pride. (Jessica Hart, Natalie Cole, Anna Paquin, and Lauren Hutton.

Famous Woman Displaying Gap Between Teeth

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Coolsmiles Valentine's Day

As you know, Coolsmiles Orthodontics is always running contests for our patients. However, thanks to Invisalign, adults are the fastest growing segment of our practice.  So this year, we decided to gear our Valentine’s Day contest to our adult patients and the wonderful parents in our practice.

The “Tell Us A Sweetheart Story” contest was a great success.  We had so many wonderful heartwarming stories that it was hard to pick a winner.  However, two entries really stood out and we could not decide which one to choose. So, in true Coolsmiles style, we would like to declare both of them winners.

Congratulations to Stephen Rabeno and Kathy Podair.  You each win a romantic dinner for two at the Cooperage Inn, courtesy of Coolsmiles.  Enjoy and thank you for sharing your wonderful stories.  Want to read their sweetheart stories?  Well, we have to ask their permission first.  Stay tuned.  :)

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.  Do you have a sweetheart story to share?  Please use comment area below, we’d love to hear it.

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Plaque around teethAt Coolsmiles Orthodontics we understand gum disease can become a big problem for people as they grow older. Luckily, it doesn’t just happen by accident, and if you know a little about what causes it, you’ll be better able to avoid it in the long run.

As unpleasant as it may be to think about, our mouths aren’t the cleanest places in the world. As food is eaten, the remnants left on teeth form a sticky substance known as plaque, which is full of bacteria. If you brush your teeth and floss regularly, most of this plaque is removed. (A quick word of caution about brushing: be gentle with your gums when you brush, because overly vigorous brushing can actually contribute to gum disease over time!)

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