What Does Your Smile Say About You?
Want to succeed in business, fill up your social calendar, and get more romance into your life? One secret may be in your smile.
Your smile — simple, straightforward, and most important, sincere — can attract more than admiring looks. A smiling face tells people that you’re an outgoing and intelligent person worth getting to know.
“When someone has a big smile, it shows they’re willing to open up and expose a part of themselves,” says Pamela McClain, DDS, president of the American Academy of Periodontology. Over the long term, smiling can benefit your health, perception at work, social life, and romantic status. With that much at stake, it’s worthwhile to discover what your smile is saying about you — and how to interpret the smiles flashed your way.
Smiling Eyes Aren’t Just for the Irish
Many Americans look at the mouth to judge a person’s mood, but people smile for all sorts of reasons: anger, fear, embarrassment, confusion, to deceive. It’s really your eyes that give you away.
The muscles around the eyes can’t be forced to look happy. When people smile for real, their cheeks rise and the skin around their eyes bunches up. In fact, in certain countries where suppressing emotion is a cultural norm, people look more at each other’s eyes to gauge emotion.
A Smile Makes You Look Successful
“A smile conveys confidence and professionalism,” says Lily T. Garcia, DDS, DDS, MS, FACP, president of the American College of Prosthodontists. People who project a positive outlook are generally more open and flexible. They tend to cope better with challenges than people who are withdrawn and unsmiling.
A study that followed a group of women for 30 years shows the lifetime benefits of smiling. The women who displayed genuinely happy smiles in their college yearbook photos went on to have happier marriages and greater wellbeing.
In the same study, a group of strangers looked at the college photos and reported their assumptions about the women’s personalities. The women who smiled were judged to be more positive and competent than those who didn’t.
Turn that Frown Upside Down
Want to be happy? Just smile. Believe it or not, forcing yourself to smile can actually make you happier.
Paul Ekman, PhD, a psychologist who is an expert in facial expressions, taught himself to arrange the muscles in his face to make certain expressions. To his surprise, he found himself feeling the emotions that he was mimicking. When he raised his cheeks, parted his lips, and turned the corners of his mouth up, he felt happier.
Ekman and his research partner went on to do a study of college students to see if they, too, would feel happier by making themselves smile. The researchers measured the students’ brain activity while the students followed instructions to smile using the muscles in their cheeks and around their mouths.
Whether the students smiled spontaneously or on purpose, the activity in their brains was virtually the same. They felt happy.
Chipped or missing teeth, fillings, or discolored teeth are unveiled when your lips part to smile – so some people simply avoid it.
If you find yourself wanting to cover up your smile, you could be holding yourself back in more ways than you realize. “Life is much more challenging for people who are so self-conscious about their teeth they don’t want to smile,” McClain says. Make a date with your dentist to talk about your concerns and potential corrections. Many dental problems can be fixed.
WebMD Feature By Joanne Barker
So after reading that informative article what do you think? What does your smile say about you?
With the world becoming such a small place in terms of travel, information and options many people are wanting to find more affordable dentistry options that they hope will improve their Oral Health as well as the Appearence!
Mexico Dentistry and Cancun in particular is now one of the world’s most popular destination for Americans and Canadians looking to get world class dental treatments while having a well deserved Vacation and saving money!
Dental Vacations are popular because of the above reasons so check your options and contact the clinics that interest you and see what they can do for you!
Interesting Animal Facts of Mexico
The national animal of Mexico is the Golden Eagle, however, along with that we have some more information for you in regards to its fauna.
A very rare species of rabbit known as the volcano rabbit is found in Mexico. Its habitat is restricted to the volcanic belt which runs through this country.
Оne of the unique facts about Mexico is that the jungles of Mexico is home to the apex predator, the one we all know as the jaguar. It is the largest wildcat in North America and with no known predators.
Mexico is a haven for bird-watchers. It boasts of over 50 species of hummingbirds and pelicans which are found nowhere else on Earth. One wonders, as to how can there be so much of animal diversity within a place, and how is it that these animals manage to coexist with one of the densest human populations on Earth.
In Southern Mexico lies a creature which the Aztecs took to be a transformed version of Xolotl, their God of death and lightening. Also known as the ‘water monster’ it’s a prehistoric, salamander looking creature known as the axolotl.
Perhaps one of the most amazing feats of endurance, the monarch butterfly is the epitome of stamina and strength. These butterflies migrate and travel hundreds of miles to arrive in the Mexican jungles in the winter season.
Interesting Culinary Facts of Mexico
Let’s now delve into the culinary tastes of this country and see what interesting find we can dig out from the people.
We would have missed out on some of the sweetest things in life, if it hadn’t been for the Mexicans, because they are the ones who gave us chocolate. And to balance that out, they also gave some of the hottest peppers known to man.
Did you know that hot chocolate was the revered drink of the Aztecs.
The tomato got its name from the ancient Aztec language.
Fried grasshoppers are a favorite snack for the people of Oaxaca, a state in the south of Mexico.
Here’s one fun fact about Mexico for you, tequila happens to be the national drink of the nation, which existed even before it became what we know it now as the country of Mexico
According to Mexican history, the people of Mexico descended from the Aztecs and the Mayans. They have a very rich and varied heritage and are known to be hospitable and kind. They are a kind of people who never refuse to lend a helping hand when needed. The following are some interesting Mexico facts with respect to their culture
One of the interesting facts about Mexico city is its world famous mariachi dance and music style. The word mariachi was earlier used to denote a group of dancers who traveled from place to place performing. The term then took shape into a musical style which is now a very prominent style of music throughout the world. No official event is complete without the request for a ‘mariachi’.
Mexicans have a very strong sense of family. Their whole society revolves around the concept of a strong family bond. The father is the head of the family who makes the decisions for the rest of the family. Even though mothers are highly revered, they still come only second to the father.
The marigold is considered to be a symbol of death, hence presenting one, will not be taken lightly.
Even though there are a hundred native American languages, Spanish is the dominant one which lingered on due to the Spanish control of the country.
The US and Mexican border is so long that it’s considered to be the 2nd largest country border in the world.
Now we all know what the ‘Ring of Fire’ is, well Mexico is located in it. The famous San Andreas fault generates multiple earthquakes daily, which are too small to be noticed though.
One of the few interesting facts about Mexico City is that due to the fact that it is located on an underground water body, it sinks a few inches each year.
10 THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT CANCUN!
1. Before the city became known as “Cancun,” it was called “Ekab,” meaning “Black Earth.” Cancun is actually also a Mayan word that means “nest of serpents.”
2. When Cancun was first developing in 1970, there were only three residents living there. Now there are over half a million people who call Cancun home. Can you imagine waking up to that beach every day?
3. Cancun alone generates 1/3 of Mexico’s tourism revenue Millions of people travel to Cancun each year to enjoy the amazing city. I will probably be joining them this year, too.
4. Between 2009 and 2010, Cancun underwent a major beach restoration project that added 7 miles of coast between 40-70 yards wide. This project cost about $70 million dollars. This means there is plenty of beach for you and your friends to relax on!
5. Cancun is divided into three districts: Downtown Cancun, the Ecological Reserve, and the Hotel Zone. Downtown Cancun is a great place to learn about the locals and a less expensive place to shop with several flea markets. The Ecological Reserve is home to Mexico’s largest genuine ecosystem – and there are many tours that explore the area. Cancun’s Hotel Zone is the popular tourist area with shopping and beaches.
6. The second busiest airport in Mexico is Cancun’s international airport – with the most international traffic in the Latin American area. Make sure you mark your luggage appropriately in case of a mix up.
7. Cancun’s white sand is made from crushed coral and cool to the touch, so you don’t need your sandals while walking on the beach. Remember to always bring a beach bag to store towels, sandals, and water just in case.
8. Cancun is home to the second largest coral reef in the world – the Great Mayan Barrier Reef. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the only one that is larger. Take advantage of this by scuba diving or snorkeling while visiting Cancun.
9. Cancun has many festivals throughout the year such as the Cancun Jazz Festival, Equinox celebrations, film festivals, and more. Check out which festivals are happening during your travel time to enjoy this unique aspect of Cancun. I’ve been to the Cancun Cinco de Mayo party and it is definitely worth checking out.
10. There are around 140 hotels with over 24,000 hotel rooms and over 350 restaurants in Cancun – so there is always a place for you to stay. Cancún awaits bou!
And the most INTERESTING fact of all is that you can travel to this amazing and wonderful country and receive the very best Dental Treatments for nearly 60% less than the United States or Canada!
So check us out and see what Sunset Dental Cancun can do to help you and your family.
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Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?
There are three main types of dental bridges:
- Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
- Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
- Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Bridge?
During the first visit for getting a dental bridge, the abutment teeth are prepared. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be made by a dental lab. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the bridge is being made.
During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new permanent bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. Multiple visits may be required to check the fit of the metal framework and bite. This is dependent on each individual’s case. If the dental bridge is a fixed (permanent) bridge, your dentist may temporarily cement it in place for a couple of weeks to make sure it is fitting properly. After a couple weeks, the bridge is permanently cemented into place.
The cost of dental bridges varies depending on the type of bridge selected and the country in which the procedure is performed. Here at Sunset Dental Cancun a 3 Unit Bridge can cost as little as 1410 usd that includes all work, materials and Temporaries! Dental insurance will typically pay a percentage of the fee depending on the individual dental plan and if needed Sunset Dental Cancun can help fill out any relevant forms for you to get as much money back as possible, While providing x-rays and photos along with receipts etc.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Dental bridges can last five to 15 years and even longer. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, it is not unusual for the life span of a fixed bridge to be over 10 years.
Will It Be Difficult to Eat With a Dental Bridge?
Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge should actually make eating easier. Until you become accustomed to the bridge, eat soft foods that have been cut into small pieces.
Will the Dental Bridge Change How I Speak?
It can be difficult to speak clearly when teeth are missing. Wearing a dental bridge with the anterior teeth in their proper relationship will help you speak properly.
How Do I Care for a Bridge?
It is important to keep remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge (depending on the type selected) depends on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. Your dentist or dental hygienist can demonstrate how to properly brush and floss teeth. Keeping a regular cleaning schedule will help diagnose problems at an early stage when treatment has a better prognosis. Selecting a balanced diet for proper nutrition is also important.
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This is just for fun, but seriously have you ever seen a Dentist chair with a better view? We know that this is such a small part in the overall plan of a Dental Clinic in Mexico but each and every patient who has sat in one of our consultation and treatment rooms has mentioned what a stunning and almost magical view we have, with almost all patients commenting on what a calming and relaxing effect it has on them. So just for fun here are some of our top views from Sunset Dental Cancun– And yes our dental results are just as beautiful!
Do you agree? is are they not Beautiful views from a Dentist Chair? If you have any better or suggestions please let us know at email@example.com and to make an appointment or check up call 0052 998 1768084Visit our website www.sunsetdentalcancun.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much can I save having dental treatment abroad?
A: Crowns, bridges and implants can cost up to 4 times as much in the UK (and 60% Less than in the United States and Canada) compared to dental tourism destinations and there are still considerable saving even after flights and accommodation has been booked. On average by having your dentistry provided abroad you can save around 50% on like-for-like treatment compared to the UK, United States and Australia.
A: Dental tourism destinations can offer treatment at a reduced price because all the factors that contribute towards the cost you pay are significantly less than in the UK, United States and Australia. These include:
- reduced cost of labour overheads
- reduced administrative expenses
- reduced rates including, heating, lighting, water, etc
- reduced cost of laboratory bills
Q: Do you have access to the latest technology abroad?
A: Yes, the majority of dental tourism locations have dental equipment and technology that is at least on par with the UK, United States and Australia and many clinics also exceed these standards with state-of-th-art treatments on offer.
NB: Before committing to having any dentistry provided abroad it is extremely important that you carry out your own research, look at patient testimonials, speak to the practice, ask about cross infection control, sterilisation practice and get them to send you evidence of cases they have previously performed.
Q: What should I tell my dentist?
A: Discuss the option of having dentistry abroad with your dentist and see what they say. Don’t be surprised if there initial reaction is very skeptical and they advise you against it. There concern is for your dental health and they don’t want you going abroad and getting cut price, low quality dentistry. This again is why it is so important to do your research and select a high quality clinic with a good reputation.
A: The universal language of dental tourism is English but to avoid any pitfalls speak to the clinic before you travel.
Q: What happens if I have problems when I return home?
A: Whether having treatment at home or abroad there is always a chance that complications can occur. In most cases infections only occur if the patient does not follow the oral hygiene instructions and post operative care advised by the dentist.
If you have a problem it will generally not be feasible to travel back to the country where the treatment was performed immediately, so you should seek emergency care and relief of pain in your current location.
Try to get a diagnosis from the treating dentist and then you can speak the clinic that performed your treatment abroad and decide the best way to proceed with any additional work that is required.
It is advisable to check with each individual clinic before having any treatment and find out if they provide any guarantees on the work they provide or what to do if problems occur.
A: If you have a treatment plan then you can contact the clinic where the treatment will be provided and the will be able to provide you with a time scale. Most procedures can be completed within 7-10 days but if you require particularly complex work then it may take longer.
If you are on a tight schedule then it is advisable to have an examination and treatment plan done in your home country having this provided abroad will just add to length of time required to complete the treatment.
Q: How much notice do I have to give for an appointment and travel planning?
A: Quite simply the longer the better but if you need to have your treatment done quickly contact the clinical you have chosen directly to see what time scale they can work out.
Q: How do I know what I need to have done if I haven’t been to a dentist in many years?
A: There are two options here:
Options 1 : Visit a dentist in your own country and get a comprehensive examination including radiographs, written treatment plan and quote. You should be able to request copies of all this information which can then be forwarded onto the treating clinic.
Option 2: The alternative is to have your examination and treatment provided whilst abroad. You may need to factor more time for this option as it is difficult to know exactly what you will need.
Q: Will I need a passport and a visa ?
A: You will definitely need a valid passport. Depending on which country you select for your treatment will determine whether you need a visa. For further information on visa requirements please visit the countries page which you intend to travel to in our dental tourism destinations section of the website.
A: There is no reason why the sterilisation and hygiene standards shouldn’t be as good as in the UK, United States or Australia. So again it is essential that you specifically ask the clinic that will provide your treatment about there hygiene and sterilisation standards before committing to any treatment.
Information gathered from http://www.dentaltourismguide.co.uk/
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0052 998 1768084
SPRING BREAK CANCUN When you here those famous or in some cases infamous words uttered what springs to mind so to speak? Parties, Beaches, Loud music and Drinks and craziness!
I thought so and why not, Cancun is undoubtedly the worlds most well known destination for tens of Thousands of Students wanting to break free from studying, to relax, enjoy and Party! And that is why Cancun is the destination that offers everything for the most memorable Spring Break ever!
And what most parents want to know is – Is Cancun Safe? And with a resounding answer is YES!
Cancun not only has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, It has a selection of world class 5 star hotels mixed around more affordable Bed and Breakfasts and little Hostels offering the basics for the well travelled and those on a budget.
The Nightlife in Cancun has it’s very own reputation for Spectacular nights, Amazing shows, the best Live Performers all within a safe and well controlled hotel Zone Strip. This area of Cancun which has had years of honing the right skills and attitudes to cope with and provide a safe and secure atmosphere for Thousands of people looking for a great time- Groups, Families, Young and Old alike.
Now with this time of year it should not put other people off from visiting Cancun as there seems to be a noticeable and unforgettable extra beat to the heart of Cancun, and just because you may think there will be Large groups of everywhere (there will of course be places that cater only to these spring breakers) Many hotels understand there is a need for calm and reserved places to be enjoyed by those not here just for Spring Break, and a lot of those hotels are offering special deals for couples only, Families with a no large groups policies etc etc.
Activities in and around Cancun are immense and for most Spring Breakers Jet Skis over the Caribbean or Para sailing are as much as they want to do hoping to blow the cobwebs from the night before away-
But now there are such a variety of options for everyone it will take some time to read about all of the possibilities that are on offer! For the Culture Vultures the numerous and fascinating Archaeological sites offering an insight into the history of Mexico – Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba. Mix that in with those who love Nature and all things Beautiful the Natural eco -logical parks like Xcaret and Xel-Ha offer unique blends of Nature with the unimaginable beauty of the Natural Lagoons and Sea life, for the wanna be Indiana Jones’ the offer of adventure there are numerous options- Zip lining through the Jungles of the Yukatan, Fly Boarding, ATV and Horse trekking accompanied by the world famous speed boat Jungle Tours and Xplor!
If visiting with family members or just wanting a break from the madness, near by towns like Puerto Morelos and Playa Del Carmen offer a more relaxed and tranquil environments where shopping, eating and watching the world pass you by are the order of the day.
With this time of year and those Traveling for Spring Break another little known activity is starting to become very popular, and that is the chance to get some much needed dental work started, completed or even that much needed check up done while on Vacation.
And Cancun’s Award winning Dental Design Studio Sunset Dental Cancun brings all dental specialities to one of the most trusted Dentists in Cancun and with a Penthouse Clinic located in the Heart of the Hotel Zone and sharing the same building as the Canadian Consulate – our patients are not only impressed with the standards of our work and Doctors but our keen attention to each patients needs.
Our Specialists speak English, French and Spanish Fluently and will be able to assist in any way.
The most common enquiries Spring breakers ask Sunset Dental Cancun is on quick and minimal invasive Dental Treatments, and what better ones for those looking at topping up their tans is to Whiten their teeth. Teeth Whitening is a quick and easy way to add a sparkle back to your Smile and takes only 45 minutes! Other requested Treatments during Spring Break are Porcelain Veneers and Tooth Contouring all of which can help rejuvenate and bring out those perfect Smiles.
Why do a lot of Spring Breakers want to have Dental Treatments during their much needed break away? well they care about how they look, They want to save money and they want the best and this is where Sunset Dental Cancun has come to be the best option for Spring Breakers!
For more information on Dental Treatments, Costs and how Sunset Dental Cancun can Help you with your Smile Contact:
or Call 0052 998 1768084
MOST IMPORTANTLY: HAVE FUN BE SAFE AND ENJOY THE PARADISE THAT IS CANCUN SENSIBLY
ALL WHITE IS NOT ALWAYS ALL RIGHT! AFFORDABLE DENTISTRY IN CANCUN
SEEK THE BEST STANDARDS OF CARE – TRAVEL – PAY LESS – ENJOY THE STAY – AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE RESULTS!
What we here at Sunset Dental Cancun really want to show people is that it is not just a White Smile that makes and constitutes good dentistry!
Far from it, having a Laboratory make Bright White Crowns, Veneers etc is the easy part. What the difference is the pre planning, Clinical consultations, Correct diagnosis and evaluation of the Oral health of each and every patient. What is the current periodontal situation? what is the likely need for root Canal Therapies? what type of bite the patient has? is the patient aware of the type of work and difference in the work done to the actual tooth?
Putting a White Crown or Veneer over an ill prepared and poorly diagnosed tooth is definitely not the correct thing to do. What lies beneath the Crown or Veneer is just as if not more important.
- Has the tooth been prepared correctly?
- Is the Crown made of a sufficiently high quality material ?
- Is it seated properly? (does it fit)
- Has it been sealed correctly? (cemented)
- Are the gums inflamed or sore?
- Is the bite checked, is it to high or too low?
- Did the dentist try proofing the Crowns before applying the porcelain or Metal and Porcelain or did they just put the finished Crown/Veneer on and tweak it here and there to get the fit right?
There is an increase in the popularity and attractive options of Dental work abroad and this has enabled thousands of people to realistically afford much-needed treatments and even cosmetic procedures at such reduced costs it is astounding. But the real fact is that research, and arming yourself with the basic information on the treatments you are interested in is just as important as the destination you choose. That is the aim of Dental Tourism, Dental Vacations, and all reputable dentists in Cancun.
CHECK YOUR OPTIONS- At home with your current dentist, get their recommendations and what they believe is the best course of action to you.
CHOOSE A LOCATION- This is also an important part: Location is shown to help with Recuperation. Do you want beach breaks or City breaks, calm and relaxing or busy and active remember this can also be a much-needed vacation.
RESEARCH THE DOCTORS AND CLINICS- Look on-line for clinics specializing in the treatments you need or are interested in, request information from as many as you want, ask questions, speak to staff and doctors.
TAKE ADVANTAGE- Take advantage of the Free consultations clinics offer, go for more than one. This is the sure-fire way to really get to know a doctor, clinic, environment and all round feel of a place you will be trusting to work and improve your health. If it’s rushed, or staff unfriendly, stressed even lack of communication give a points systems and see the difference.
ASK TO CONTACT PREVIOUS PATIENTS- How important is it to speak to previous patients? Extremely as this is a genuine personal reference and a great way of getting a first hand unbiased insight into what to expect.
COSTS- Last and but never least and in a lot of cases the patients biggest factor, costs! What should be kept in mind is the difference between AFFORDABLE and CHEAP! If you are investing your time, money, health and appearance choose wisely.
We think that this is a great idea, below is a chart and when going for more than one consultation, use this to help remind yourself of where you have been and what you have been offered Mark each one out of 1 to 5 – 5 being the best.
And as you can see on this mock-up chart CLINIC D came out overall so would be the sensible choice for the patient
We hope this helped and if you would like more information on how Sunset Dental Cancun could help you receive Affordable Long lasting Dental Solutions then simply email email@example.com or call 0052 998 1768084
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