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There are many reasons to change jobs: looking for a better opportunity, increase in pay or responsibility, layoffs, etc. No matter what the reason, it’s quite common. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, younger baby boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) had almost 12 jobs from ages 18 – 50. Not surprisingly, almost half of those jobs were held from ages 18 – 24. Another interesting statistic is that jobs started by 35 – 44 year olds lasted less than one year (36% of the time) and 75% ended in less than 5 years.

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Some people equate a bright, white smile to good oral health. This may or may not be the case. Just because someone’s teeth are white does not mean they are healthy. Let’s take a closer look at why most people don’t have pearly white teeth. read more

Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after dental procedures in cosmetic dentistry today. In fact, white teeth have been desired as far back as ancient Egyptian times. However, methods used in the past are not as quick or desirable as what is available today. read more

The Power of a Beautiful Smile

Your mother probably taught you to “stand up straight and smile” when you are introduced to new people. She had a point.

A number of studies have uncovered just how powerful a smile can be. Approximately half of Americans say that when making a first impression, a smile is more memorable than what an individual says. Nearly one-third of Americans also say that teeth are the first trait they notice when meeting someone. Combine these facts with the traits that people infer from a smile, and you’ll understand how powerful a smile truly is. read more