Orange County Cosmetic Dentistry Blog by Dr. Joseph Henry

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Tustin, Orange, Santa Ana & Other Areas of Orange County

November 06, 2008

Grace came to us a couple of months before her wedding day. She wanted a prettier smile for her big day. A person's wedding day is likely to be the most photographed day of a man or woman's life. Grace didn't like the way her smile looked and wanted to know what the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques could offer her. Old fillings in her front teeth had discolored...

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October 02, 2008

After new veneers


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September 19, 2008

Just a quick blog about Manny Ramirez using the Pure Power Mouthguard (PPM). He was fitted for one during spring training this past March and has been using it all season. I was in Orlando at a dental meeting and the Angels were playing Boston. The game was on ESPN and Manny hit a home run in the 9th inning against Frankie Rodriquez. As Manny was rounding third, the tv camera zoomed in on Manny's face and you could clearly see his...

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May 31, 2008

The Pure Power Mouthguard (PPM) is an offshoot of the Neuromuscular Dentistry principles that I have been using for patients TMJ treatments for years now. We are discovering the exciting benefits that patients are experiencing when we apply these principles to athletics. By aligning a persons bite with the mouthguard it affects how the muscles of the jaw, head and neck position an athletes head upon his or her spine. A more advantageous head position improves airway patency, and frees up...

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April 23, 2008

Our patient, Susie, has a fun story. She is a make up artist in Hollywood who has worked on many full length feature and TV show sets. During the recent writers strike we were fortunate to have hired her to do our patient's makeup for two days while we were photographing our patients for the most recent edition of the magazine "Spotlight on Smiles."


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February 01, 2008

The American Dental Society has announced that beginning the first of the year both Sweden and Norway have banned the use of mercury-silver (amalgam) fillings. Throughout Europe the use of mercury-silver fillings has been in decline for the last decade for both environmental and health reasons. Sweden cited health reasons for the ban and Norway for environmental reasons.

Here in the United States, the use of mercury in silver fillings is still considered safe by the American Dental Society and our government. It has been used for over 100 years for restoring tooth decay, however amalgam is approximately 50% mercury. A paradox...

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January 07, 2008



Happy New Year! An attractive smile will surely be as important towards success in 2008 as it was in 2007, perhaps more! The first post of 2008 discusses the advantages of all porcelain crowns near the front of the mouth. Crowns are required to restore teeth when a large portion of the tooth has been...

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December 17, 2007

Dear Friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. As seems to be the case every December, the past year seemed to go by even quicker than the year before! This years Christmas picture was taken at Black Gold golf course in Yorba Linda. We included our spouses in the picture so that when we talked about them in the office you can put a face to their names. In the picture, I’m holding a flagstick with the number ‘50’ on it that Orieen, Marla,...

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November 29, 2007



Is the time right to treat yourself to a smile makeover? Do you ever look at your smile in the mirror with a bit of disappointment when you put on your lipstick or adjust your necktie? Are you the one in all the photographs with a tight lipped smile? In...

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