The Smile Standard Blog

Veneer Check! The Latest TikTok Trend Turned Turbulent

March 15, 2024

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Young person smiling at veneer check as they look at their phone

In a society that has become increasingly online and more focused on aesthetics than ever, dangerous trends can often emerge. The latest to grace the pages of social media? “Veneer check.” On its face, it sounds like a reason to smile, but dentists have been sounding the alarm for a while. But what is “veneer check” and why is it so dangerous, especially for young people? Read on to learn more.


Dental Bonding Brilliance: Does Simplicity Equal Strength?

December 15, 2023

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A woman getting a dental bonding treatment

Cosmetic dentistry has evolved to offer patients life-changing results with minimal impact on natural teeth. Among the varied treatments available, cosmetic dental bonding stands out as one of the most minimally invasive options. However, does this mean it’s not a good treatment for transformative results?

If you want to learn more about the process of dental bonding and whether it can truly enhance your smile, continue reading.


5 Great Reasons Why You Should Guard Your Gums

November 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilestandard @ 6:42 pm
A woman showing off her great gum health

When you envision yourself with a bright and healthy smile, your attention may often fall on your teeth. However, your gums are equally—if not more important than your pearly whites. This is not to say that teeth don’t draw crowds, but neglecting gum health can have far-reaching consequences.

Continue reading to delve into the reasons why caring for your gums is an essential aspect of maintaining a truly healthy smile.


3 Tips That Can Help You Get More Out of Your Dental Insurance

October 30, 2023

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Pointing to graphic with the words “Dental Insurance”

For people who are worried about fitting the cost of dentistry into their budgets, dental insurance is an invaluable tool. But how can you make sure that you’re taking full advantage of it? Many dental insurance plans reset annually, which means you only have so much time to use your benefits before losing them. If you want to maximize your dental insurance benefits, try following the 3 tips below.


Can I Get Rid of This Gap Between My Two Front Teeth?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilestandard @ 10:56 pm
Smiling dentist

A gap between the two front teeth is called a diastema, and it is not a pressing dental concern. It can appear in both children and adults and is perfectly harmless. If a child has one, it will usually close when the permanent teeth come in. However, some people would like to close this gap for purely aesthetic reasons. Here’s what your cosmetic dentist can do to fix your diastema if that is your preference.


3 Great Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Cleaning

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilestandard @ 2:31 pm
Bottom half of a face with the mouth open while a blue gloved hand holds a dental brush to their teeth

Regular dental visits probably aren’t anyone’s favorite activity, but preventative care is particularly important for our oral health. It’s easy to skip an appointment here or there when we feel great and don’t see any problems with our teeth or gums. We might even only visit the dentist when we have a problem to fix, like addressing a toothache or perfecting our smile. Your dentist is certainly equipped to help you should anything like this crop up, after all. Remember, though, that they also have the tools necessary to help prevent those issues from occurring in the first place! If you’re thinking about skipping your next visit, continue reading for 3 reasons why that’s not such a good idea!


5 Oral Hygiene Practices You Should Never Skip

May 31, 2023

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Woman smiling while brushing her teeth in bathroom

With about 50% of adults struggling with gum disease and more than 90% of Americans having at least one cavity by their 21st birthday, it’s safe to say that a good dental care regimen is more important than ever. If you have begun to complete yours on autopilot, then read on to learn five oral hygiene practices you should never skip.