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Go Contaminate Someone – Or 5 Immediate Reasons to Smile!

You can change your life by smiling! You can change someone else’s life by smiling. It is easy and costs nothing. And it is a great way to enhance your experience in the moment. As has been said, smiling is contagious – go contaminate someone!

Here are two of our amazing patients whom can now smile with confidence.


1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

People who smile draw us in.  Smiling people are attractive – we want to know them.  We want to figure out what is so good.   Upside down smiles — frowns, scowls and grimaces — all push people away.  What draws people in is a smile. This can be noticed everywhere you go.  Star t to notice what new results happen in your life as a result of you intentionally smiling!

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood

Try smiling when you are experiencing  a negative emotion.  Often your mood will alter for the better.   Smiling can actually trick the brain into helping you change your mood.  Endorphins flood in. We feel better and our mood changes.

3. Smiling Is Contagious

Smiling changes empowers the space around you.   A smiling person exudes happiness and can transfer that happiness to others.  It is a game changer.  Smile a lot and you will draw people into you.

4. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive

You can transform your life in a moment’s notice.  Keep stress and worry at bay by smiling.  Try this simple test: Smile. Now think of something negative without losing the smile.  It’s hard.  When we smile our brain is sending the rest of our body a message like that motto:  “Life is Good!”

5. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful

Notice that successful people smile a lot  They appear more confident, like go getters.  Often people who smile a lot have good jobs, or get promoted more or are likely to be appreciated by others more often.  Try putting on a smile at meetings or at an appointments and notice how people treat you.  This is a fun one to test out.

Anyone of these actions can ‘contaminate’ your life or or that of another….have fun trying them all out!

Our Dental Technology

Dental Technology for a Healthy Smile

Have you ever dreaded a trip to the dentist? All you can think about is how uncomfortable you will be while sitting in the dentist’s chair. In addition, you cannot help but think of the pain that can be associated with the dentist as well.

At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, we believe a patient should be comfortable through every step of the dental process. Dr. N. Summer is passionate about offering unparalleled dental services to every one of her patients. This dental care is coupled with state-of-the-art dental technology, which can allow for you to have the best overall dental experience.

Through Dr. Lerch’s blog, you will learn more about some of the dental technology that is offered at her New Haven dental clinic, which can keep you feeling at ease and with a smile.

Our Dental Technology

With improved dental technology, Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD can provide procedures that are more efficient, do not require as much recovery time, and are typically less invasive. All of these improvements in dental technology allow for a patient to be more comfortable during appointments.

At our dental practice, we provide the latest dental technology, including:

  • Digital x-rays
  • Reminders through emails and texts
  • Dental lasers
  • Krystal
  • Digital patient charts
  • Fifth Generation Dental Bonding
  • Detect
  • Encode Implant Impressions

These features provide our patients with greater levels of comfort and faster recovery from dental procedures than ever before. To learn more about our dental technology and Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD, please contact the Center for Esthetic Dentistry today to schedule a consultation. Your smile’s health and wellness is of the utmost importance—meet the team that values both the patient and the smile.

Learn More about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD

If you would like to learn more information about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD and all of the dental technology that she has available, please contact the New Haven clinic today at 203-624-5256. We will answer all of your questions about all of our dental procedures, and schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Lerch.

At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, we value each patient’s needs and comfort. To learn more about how your dental experience should be, pleasant and comfortable, please contact us today.




Proof Is Here: Bright, Healthy Smiles Make You Happier!

Dental FearsOK – we have a new one for you.  You know that visit to the dental office, the one you put off, the one that has a low grade PIA factor, the one where you would MUCH rather be at the Zoo eating ice cream while making eyes at the chimps?  Yes that one…research now shows that all those regular visits to the dentist CAN actually make you happier! And from the inside out!

Recently,  more that 10,000 American participated in a health study where researchers found a link between poor dental health and depression.  In fact, the more dental problems a person reported, the more severe their depression.  Further 61 percent of the participants in the study who reported being depressed also described having an “aching mouth” in the previous year. And when asked about the condition of their teeth, 57 percent of those depressed said that their teeth were in fair or poor condition.

What does this all mean?  There appears to be a strong link between oral health and depression.  Current research points to oral bacteria being the common thread.  If the researchers are right, then the treatment and management of depression could come down to regular, comprehensive cleanings in the dental office with good flossing and bushing habits during the intervening months.  And maybe even some whitening gel to boost the happiness factor!

Gold versus Porcelain Dental Onlays

Considering Dental Onlays

Our Center for Esthetic Dentistry is known for state-of-the-art dental techniques and equipment combined with outstanding patient care.   When considering any dental procedure, including dental onlays, look no further than Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD and her team to deliver amazing results for your smile.

Dental onlays can help to restore functionality to your teeth.  Through this blog, you will learn about gold and porcelain onlays and find out how they might improve the structure of a tooth.  Keep reading to learn more about the Center for Esthetic Dentistry difference in dental care!

Gold and Porcelain Onlays at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry

At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer our patients a wide variety of procedures and treatments in order to ensure that smiles are beautiful and healthy.  Our dental onlays are no exception.  Dental onlays are typically used to restore rear teeth that have a moderate amount of decay or are damaged.

The onlay can maintain the structure of the tooth to decrease the amount of damage created from tooth decay.  During a consultation with Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD, all of your dental onlay options will be discussed with you, which include gold and porcelain onlays.  Porcelain onlays are designed to blend in with the existing structure of the teeth, but gold onlays are noted for their extreme durability.

With both gold and porcelain dental onlays, Dr. Lerch will create a stable tooth structure that helps your smile to remain healthy. In addition, Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD is known for her dental artistry, making the new tooth structure complement your existing smile.

Learn More about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD

If you would like to find out more information about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD, then do not hesitate to contact our team of dental experts. We will answer all of your questions about dental onlays, and also provide information about any of the services that we offer.

At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, we are dedicated to offering our patients with unparalleled care and attention to detail.  We believe that you should always be satisfied with how your smile looks and feels, and we work with you to achieve outstanding results.  To find out more about the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, please contact Dr. Lerch today at our New Haven practice at 203-624-5256.



Seduction: Your Most Powerful Tool

procelain-dental-crownsWhat is the most powerful tool of seduction in your arsenal? What is the one thing you have that, when used properly, can turn an ice queen into a kitten and make even the strongest women become bubbly little girls?

  • Is it your sense of style?
  • Your suave demeanor?
  • Perhaps your silver tongue?

Those things all are great, but there’s one thing you can use to greater effect than quite possibly all of them combined. Want to guess what it is?
It’s your smile.

When you don’t smile, others tend to see you as the doom and gloom person. You become one of those background people that simply, blends in. Even if you change how you dress or cut your hair, your smile is still your sexiest feature. I’ve seen people who suddenly change their attitude and start smiling more often. They go from wallflower to the person everyone wants to know.
So open your arsenal and use your most powerful tool!

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