New Cosmetic Dentistry E-Newsletter, “Successful Smiles” Now Available

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Boston cosmetic dentist Helaine Smith to educate consumers about cosmetic dentistry with new e-newsletter.

In an effort to educate consumers about cosmetic dentistry and the new technologies available, Boston cosmetic dentist Helaine Smith recently announced publication of her new e-newsletter, “Successful Smiles,” which can be found at http://www.helainesmithdmd.com. The newsletter is based on Dr. Smith’s experience drawn from working with hundreds of Boston cosmetic dentistry patients over the last ten years.

“In my Boston practice, I meet many people who have misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry and the types of procedures available today,” said Dr. Helaine Smith. “People think, for example, that dental veneers – or teeth caps as they are commonly referred to – fall off after a few years or that they impair a person’s oral health. Or, people are not aware that new technologies make tooth implants a safe and effective alternative to crowns or partial dentures. More importantly, consumers don’t know that advanced cosmetic dentistry requires extensive training – which isn’t taught at most dental schools. So consumers must learn how to ask the right questions when considering cosmetic dentistry.

“Cosmetic dentistry is a growing industry -- not just in the States but in other countries as well. Reality TV shows in the States have demystified cosmetic dentistry procedures; new cosmetic dentistry products, such as MAC Veneers, are advertised in upscale fashion magazines; and teeth whitening is now seen as a 'must-have,' along with manicures and facials, for women getting married. My goal with this new e-newsletter is to educate consumers about cosmetic dentistry and the new options available to them.”

Dr. Smith will publish the “Successful Smiles” e-newsletter every other month. Readers can subscribe to the newsletter by visiting Dr. Smith’s Web site at http://www.helainesmithdmd.com/successful_smiles/index.htm where they will also find the current issue. Newsletter articles will focus on cosmetic dentistry topics such as: The difference between composite and porcelain veneers, new pain-free or sedation dentistry techniques, why tooth colored fillings are quickly replacing traditional amalgam or “silver” fillings, and the questions people should ask dentists when considering advanced cosmetic dentistry work.

About Helaine Smith, DMD

Helaine Smith is a full-time practicing cosmetic dentist located in Boston, Massachusetts and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Academy of General Dentistry. She has undergone extensive training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (http://www.lvidocs.com) where she recently completed a full-mouth reconstruction course that only 2 percent of U.S. dentists have taken. Dr. Smith an active member of Operation Smile and Cape CARES, two groups that send volunteer dentists and physicians all over the world. She has been part of eleven volunteer missions to third world countries working with children with cleft lip and palate as well as with people from remote mountain villages in numerous Latin American countries. More about Dr. Smith and her practice can be found at http://www.helainesmithdmd.com.

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