This past weekend saw one of the biggest events in Hollywood: The Academy Awards. People around the world tuned in to see what their favorite celebrities were wearing. Along with beautiful dresses and dapper duds, these stars showed off sparkling smiles while walking the red carpet.
Even if you aren’t starring in a hit film, you can still have beautiful teeth that rival any star’s.
We’d like to offer you some advice and ideas to help you get an Oscar worthy smile.
Don’t leave it all up to your dentist. While regular dental visits are important, you need to take an active role in your own dental care for your teeth to look their best.
Your diet plays an important role in the appearance of your teeth. Coffee, wine, and certain other foods can stain your teeth. Foods high in acidity can wear down your teeth’s enamel, which can lead to tooth decay. Sugar and alcohol can also cause problems for your teeth, so try to keep your intake of these items to a minimum if you want to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. And of course, make sure to brush and floss regularly.
Teeth whitening can give your mouth a fast pick-me-up. An in-office cleaning with your dentist is the most effective way to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth. A single session with the Zoom! whitening system may brighten your teeth up to 8 shades. Take home trays can also enhance the color of your teeth. While there are over the counter whitening products, they are not as effective and may leave uneven coloration. Whitening toothpastes can help with maintenance, but on their own will do little to change the color of your teeth.
Your dentist can also help you with more intense changes to your smile. While braces are uncomfortable and unattractive, appliances such as Invisalign can help straighten your teeth without distracting from your appearance. Veneers, thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth, can alter the size, shape, and color of your teeth, and can be used to repair chips and gaps in your grin. Many celebrities use veneers to create their unbelievably perfect teeth.
If you want a smile fit for the red carpet, Dr. Naysan and Bedford Dental Group can help. Having worked with celebrities, we know exactly what is needed to help you create a picture perfect smile. Make an appointment with us to get a star quality smile today.