Healthy Smiles: Time for a back-to-school smile that shines

SMILES ARE IMPORTANT. They can boost your self-image in a way that helps you focus on what’s really important, like making the grade at school or acing that interview for your dream job. Whichever your current stage in life or goal you face, a healthy and beautiful smile can make you feel happier and increase your confidence. Why not prepare your child for school or send your grad off to college with a smile that will give them the confidence he or she needs? Consider these options for getting a great smile before class is back in session.


There are many products that promise a whiter smile, but the option that really delivers is in-office, dentist-supervised teeth whitening. It’s safer and more effective than anything sold over the counter, and there are few options that offer more bang for your buck when it comes to your smile. Your new smile will be brighter and younger all throughout the school year and beyond.


Like many people, you may have a few spots in your mouth that you wished were straighter or more uniform. There are many options to help you “make the grade” for a beautiful smile. Talk with your dentist to find the option that is right for you. From getting a professional cleaning to starting the process of dental implants — no matter your age — now is the perfect time to give yourself a great smile!

This column is sponsored by Professional Smiles.


column by DR. JOSE F. LOPEZ

BIO: After following a lifelong dream of dentistry, Dr. Jose F. Lopez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Dental School in 2001. He established his Davenport, Florida, practice in 2008. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Lopez is very dedicated to his profession, and his number one priority is providing the highest level of patient care and dentistry in a relaxing and comfortable environment, while maintaining exceptional quality service. For more information or to make an appointment, call (863) 216-5702 or visit

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