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How Much Does a Beautiful Smile Really Matter?

There’s some pretty interesting research to back up the lifelong benefits of a beautiful smile. A study by DePauw University revealed that people who smile boldly in and brightly in their senior yearbook photos are more likely to marry in their 20s and be happy in their marriage long term. Even earlier in life, folks who only grinned in childhood photos report a higher incidence of divorce during middle age and the years that follow. Continue reading

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Invisible Dentistry for Natural Beauty

A white smile looks young and vibrant. If you want to turn back the clock and reclaim your youthful smile, call Back Mountain Dental at 570-763-4360 to schedule a consultation with me, Dr. DeFinnis. My comfortable, state-of-the-art dental office caters to patients from Scranton, Wilkes Barre, and across the great state of Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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How to Correct Sharp or Jagged Teeth

Sometimes people don’t need porcelain veneers or a full smile makeover. Take, for instance, the problem of sharp, fang-like incisors or jagged edges on front teeth. These cosmetic imperfections can make a smile look less than desirable – even animal like. In some cases, I can reshape sharp or jagged teeth edges. Most commonly, I can remove a minimal amount of tooth structure to even and smooth teeth edges. If the problem teeth are small, I may add structure to the tooth, then shape the edges for an appealing appearance. Removing tooth structure as described above is called recontouring, while adding structure is called bonding. Continue reading

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What IS a Perfect Smile?

In Hollywood, cosmetic dentistry has a stronghold. It seems that everyone gets veneers, teeth whitening, and full smile makeovers. Just Google old photos of some of your favorite stars, and you’ll see what I mean. Tom Cruise, Nicholas Cage, Hillary Duff, Halle Barry, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Kate Beckinsale, Cindy Crawford, and Heidi Klum have had smile makeovers – and the list goes on and on. But each of their smiles is uniquely theirs. Continue reading

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A Cosmetic Consultation is the First Step to a Beautiful Smile

Have you been considering having a cosmetic dental procedure done, but haven’t taken the plunge yet? Maybe you have a serious dental problem that is causing you pain and discomfort. If you want to have the beautiful, healthy smile you have always dreamed of, I, Dr. James DeFinnis of Back Mountain Dental, want to see you for a consultation.

I welcome all new patients living in the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. As a cosmetic dentist, I offer a free cosmetic dental exam for all new patients. This part is always quick and painless. My team and I will do our best to make you feel comfortable and welcome in our office. If you decide that our office is the right fit for your dental care needs, I will ask you to schedule the first step towards a healthier, more attractive smile: the cosmetic consultation. Continue reading

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Back Mountain Smile Makeover Quiz

A study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that people with an attractive smile are considered more: a)      Intelligent b)      Successful c)       Friendly d)      Interesting e)      All of the Above Kelton Research found that, after teeth whitening, participants … Continue reading

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You Can Get a Full Smile Makeover with a Single Procedure

Have you heard about porcelain veneers? Many (if not most) Hollywood stars, as well as numerous professional athletes, politicians, and entertainers have them. The reason porcelain veneers are so popular is because they can whiten, straighten, and reshape teeth with one procedure. Continue reading

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Professional Teeth Whitening Outshines OTC Kits

If you want the best results I’ve ever seen with teeth whitening, we can discuss KoR Deep Bleaching™ by Rod Kurthy. This patented system of teeth whitening penetrates deep into tooth enamel to lift stains so that we can wash them away. Deep Bleaching is not a “light” system. There is no plasma arc light required. Instead, it’s a series of whitening treatments that includes a few in-office appointments and at-home application. I’ll be happy to explain the benefits and differences between a professional whitening kit and Deep Bleaching when you come in for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Need a Smile Makeover

If you’re thinking about a smile makeover, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. DeFinnis, at Back Mountain Dental. I may recommend porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign clear braces, or a number of other procedures to give you the smile you really want. Ask about the $500 off incentive when you call: 570-763-4360. Continue reading

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