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Sugary Drinks Linked to Cancer in New French Study

We know that sugar consumption is the primary reason why people develop cavities. The rapid increase in consumption of sugary beverages is one of the chief driving forces behind rising sugar intake. This means that, despite all the increases in dental technology, we aren’t able to eliminate the risk of cavities.  Now a new French [...]

Why Couples Should Consider Getting Smile Makeovers Together

While your smile is intensely personal, and there is no one who sees your smile as much as you do, your spouse or partner comes very close. And the opposite is true: you spend a lot of time looking at their smile, too.  Since this is the case, if you are considering a smile makeover, [...]

Study Says Braces Don’t Help Confidence, But It Asks the Wrong Questions

It’s important to remember that while there are many potential benefits from braces, the only one that’s really certain is that orthodontic treatment will straighten your teeth.  That said, it’s still surprising that a new study claims that braces don’t help your self-confidence. We have seen many of our [...]

Why It’s Important That Your Dentists Work Closely Together on Implants

At Rice Dentistry, we have invited periodontist Dr. Nicolas Ravon to work as our in-house specialist on dental implants. Some dentists place their own implants. We believe that it’s important to give our patients the benefit of a specialist’s expertise on a procedure as complicated as dental implants. Other [...]

Your Smile Is a Good Investment for Young Professionals in Irvine Spectrum

One of the things that makes Irvine such a dynamic community is the prevalence of young professionals who are drawn to the area because of the many exciting, challenging, and lucrative tech jobs in the area. In fact, so many tech professionals have settled in Irvine that they have established a kind of enclave, called [...]