A Great Smile – Tales from the Front
He could have laughed at her expense, but instead, he gave her a megawatt smile — and that made all the difference. She fidgeted beside him at the fitness center, agitated because she couldn’t find a switch or a touch screen to power up her exercise bike.
“I think it’s a manual. Try stepping on it and peddling,” he encouraged, attempting to stifle most of the hilarity associated with her obvious gaffe.
She rolled her eyes. “How stupid of me,” she replied. Eager to save face, she kidded with him, channeling Humphrey Bogart. “Of all the gym joints in all the world, I had to walk into yours!” Then she smiled back at him for the first time. And in that smile, that romantic-comedy moment, their sweet “beach-read” love story began.
How will your smile measure up when a new adventure presents itself this summer? Will your smile sparkle? Will it dazzle? How long has it been since you asked for help in making yourself a better person? In the spirit of helping you achieve a more healthy and attractive smile, Hour Detroit has enlisted a professional marketing company, PRS, to identify the Top Dentists in southeast Michigan. Together, we surveyed practitioners in general and pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and endodontics, asking them to reveal the best dental professionals in our area. These Top Dentists have been scrutinized for the legitimacy of their licenses as well as their status with the Michigan State Dental Board. While there are outstanding professionals who aren’t listed here, we hope you’ll give these dentists special consideration when choosing a dental professional.
Now suppose you really are ready to seek out a summer adventure and you understand that a great smile is essential to your quest. How do you know for certain you should see a dentist? According to the American Dental Association, here are some key reasons for scheduling a visit:
- Your gums bleed when you brush or floss.
- You try to hide your smile.
- You have fillings, crowns, or implants.
- You have medical issues like diabetes, heart disease, HIV, or others.
- You are undergoing medical treatment for cancer.
- You are taking hormone replacement therapy.
- You are pregnant.
- You use tobacco.
- Finally, the best reason to visit a dentist is because it’s time for your regular check-up.
We invite you to take a good look at the Top Dentists. Their stories are interesting — recommended reading for your summer list. And here’s looking at you, kid. We hope your smile makes YOU the most beautiful character in your summer story!