Thursday, December 16, 2010

Join Us in Giving Back This Year!

Toys For Tots

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Each year Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys and then distributes them as gifts to children in need. The objectives of the annual Toys for Tots drive are to help children in need experience the joy of the holiday season, to nurture the development of children, to unite members of local communities in a common cause and to contribute to the future betterment of communities.

In the 63 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the Marines have distributed more than 419 million toys to more than 195 million underprivileged children.

Please join us in the spirit of giving by donating new, unwrapped toys here at out practice.
Dr. Moretta will match each toy with a $5.00 donation. We will be collecting donations until December 22nd, after which we will be delivering them to our local Toys For Tots foundation.

Sincerely, Robert J. Moretta, DDS, FAGD

Thursday, December 9, 2010

When First Impressions Count: Let Your Teeth Do the Talking

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Have you ever heard of the expression "a million dollar smile"?

It’s been applied to everyone from movie stars (like Angelina Jolie) to motivational speakers (like Tony Robbins). And that’s because a great smile can be worth a million dollars as far as making a great impression.

In Psychology Today magazine, Paul Ekman, professor of psychology at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco, and a pioneer of research on facial expressions, revealed the importance of smiling. “We (respond to) a smile from 30 meters away," he says. "A smile lets us know that we're likely to get a positive reception, and it's hard not to reciprocate."

When Good Breath Gone Bad

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dentist huntington beach - Bad BreathAccording to the National Institutes of Health, poor oral hygiene is the most common reason for bad breath. And all the mouthwash, breath mints, and breath fresheners in the world can’t banish bad breath when the source is bacteria rather than the food you eat.

If you’ve been having trouble keeping your mouth feeling fresh and smelling good, this article will help you locate the real source of the problem...and it may not be the onions you ate at lunch.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Drinking Dilemma

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What Coffee and Wine Do To Teeth

It’s been said that ‘you are what you eat’, but when it comes to oral hygiene, you are what you drink. And if you drink a lot of coffee and wine, you may be putting your smile at risk.

When most people worry about the ‘damage’ done to teeth by their favorite beverages – coffee and wine – they generally think in terms of the unsightly stains left behind. Now, staining, in and of itself, does not necessarily pose a true risk to the health of your teeth or your gums. But if you have stained teeth, it probably means that you’ve been ‘playing hooky’ when it comes to seeing your cosmetic dentist in Huntington Beach and you may have unhealthy plaque on your teeth.