Your dentist can tell more than whether or not you floss or drink coffee by looking at your teeth. A new study out from University of Washington Health Sciences shows that a misaligned bite may indicate stress early in life.
Palmetto Dental Associates Blog
September 30, 2017
August 9, 2017
Have you ever heard of a “Duchenne smile?” While conducting a study on facial expressions, it was discovered that there are literally two distinct types of smiles: the real smile (formally known as Duchenne) and the fake smile.
A “real smile” involves a multitude of facial muscles to participate in order to show your pearly whites including the zygomatic major muscle (corners of your mouth) and the orbicularis oculi muscles (the cheeks and muscles around your eyes). Whereas a fake smile only requires the muscles right around your mouth and sometimes not even all of those if you smile with your mouth closed.
When’s the last time you felt confident enough to show off your Duchenne smile? If you still hide your teeth and give a half-way smile when taking pictures, it may be time to boost your confidence with cosmetic dentistry from a dentist in North Myrtle Beach.
July 31, 2017
Dental implants are a wonderful solution for tooth loss — but you probably already know that by now. They’ve been booming in popularity over the past several years, and chances are good you know someone who’s got one, two, or maybe several dental implants that allow them to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence. If you’re dealing with tooth loss or are on the brink of missing teeth, there’s an excellent implant dentist near North Myrtle Beach! Dr. Emily Hortman restores dental implants from the comfort of the Palmetto Dental Associates office.
June 12, 2017
There’s a certain standard of training that every dentist must go through to be considered a “dental professional.” But, the last thing any patient needs is someone working on their mouth that’s satisfied with meeting the bare minimum requirements of their profession. When trying to find a dentist in Little River, you need a practice that’s family orientated, focuses on personalized treatment, and provides services enhanced with advanced technology that can serve every member of your family.