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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are an attractive option for those looking to improve the aesthetics of their smile. This cosmetic dental procedure involves placing thin, tooth-colored porcelain shells on the surface of individual teeth. The result is a stunning transformation that leaves you with a perfectly straight, white, and uniform smile. Veneers are beneficial in that they are resistant to discoloration or staining and last longer than traditional crowns or bleaching treatments. Continue reading The Benefits and Drawbacks of Porcelain Veneers

How Often Should You Have a Dental Checkup?

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Let’s face it: no-one enjoys going to the dentist, but regular dental checkups are crucial for good oral (and overall) health. When you see your dentist regularly, you’re much less likely to suffer from cavities and gum disease, so knowing how often to visit is critical.

How Often Should Individuals See the Dentist for Checkups?

When oral health issues begin to rise, individuals need a dentist, and it’s important to see your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleaning . Failure to see the dentist regularly puts your health at risk. Continue reading How Often Should You Have a Dental Checkup?

Modern Art Monday Presents: Red and Pink Rocks and Teeth By Georgia O’Keefe

red and pink rocks and teeth photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Georgia O’Keeffe (18871986) was fascinated by the animal bones, weathered and worn, that she found in the desert in New Mexico. In Red and Pink Rocks and Teeth she presented a jawbone alongside two stacked rocks that appear both monumental and indeterminate. The smooth, rounded forms of the red and pinks rocks appear in enigmatic relation to one another, as the red pebble seems to recede from the picture plane even though it must be perched on top of the pink stone. Their abstracted forms and warm colors contrast sharply with the bleached, angular teeth and hard, cracked appearance  of the jawbone and together construct a tromp l’ceil that questions the nature or representation and perception.

Photographed in the Art Institute, Chicago.

Pink Thing of The Day: Oversize Dental Model!

Giant Teeth Model
All Photos By Gail

I spotted this hilariously huge model of a set of teeth and gums as part of the Healthyville Children’s Wellness exhibit, in the basement of the Museum of Chinese in America, which is on Lafayette Street, a few blocks North of Canal Street, in Chinatown.

Dental Model

Sweet Toof Mural on Flushing Avenue

Sweet Toof
Photo By Gail

I passed by this mural, by UK-based street artist Sweet Toof, while walking up Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn on the way to the Great Big Bacon Picnic. I have no idea how long it’s been up, but the building is near the corner of Whipple Street.