Have you ever wondered how Cheryl Cole, David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo got their perfect smiles?
Well, a lot of these stars decided to give their teeth and smiles a makeover after getting famous. These elegant ladies and gentlemen willingly gave their teeth the benefits of cosmetic dentistry after undergoing cosmetic dentistry ranging from teeth whitening to straightening, veneers to braces, so that they could attain their super smiles.
Do you know that more than 80% of people polled stated that they would strike up a conversation with a stranger who happened to greet them with a great natural smile?
This is all very relevant in your professional life as people who have great smiles are usually seen as more successful which can lead to more job offers, promotions and success at work. It has also been discovered that people who have great smiles tend to close more deals and sales than people who don’t.
With that in mind, here are 7 ways you can get a celebrity smile:
1. Cosmetic dentistry
Advancements in dental materials, techniques and technology have made a lot of modern aesthetically driven treatments available in mainstream clinics near you. Nevertheless, despite their growing popularity, these cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, Invisalign, crowns and dental implants which have led to many famous Hollywood smiles are not as widely known as the celebrities that have undergone them.
2. Watch your diet
Watch your diet. Avoid drinking aerated drinks as they simply turn into sugar after consumption which erodes and damages the structure of your teeth.
Avoid consuming coffee and smoking which are daily habits that can damage or stain your teeth. Coffee and cigarette stains were discovered to be resistant to whitening from tooth bleaching and toothpaste. Other than harming your teeth and gums, coffee intake and smoking are much more likely to carry health other risks.
3. Think before you booze
Alcohol turns into sugar after consumption so consider this prior to consuming alcohol as it can erode and damage the structure of your teeth.
4. Don't use your teeth as a tool
Using your teeth as a tool can lead to dental accidents. An example of this would be to open a plastic bag or a bottle top with your front teeth which can end up damaging them. The distribution of force is better when your teeth work together as a group so each individual tooth takes less strain.
5. Upgrade your brushing habits
Have you thought about upgrading your brushing habit by investing in an electric toothbrush instead of a regular bristle brush? Using an electric toothbrush will keep your teeth a lot cleaner than a regular bristle toothbrush as it prevents you from brushing too hard and avoids over brushing due to its built-in timers.
Electric toothbrushes also help you clean those hard to reach spaces between your teeth which account for 40% of your tooth surface area. Not cleaning between the gaps of your teeth can lead to inflammation and even gum disease.
6. Teeth whitening procedures
Do you know that Tom Cruise’s million-dollar smile is a direct result of teeth whitening? So, why not undergo the number one cosmetic dentistry procedure in America yourself?
Your teeth naturally yellow or stain over time due to the foods and beverages that you consume. This can make it embarrassing for you to smile in public even if you take good care of your teeth.
Teeth whitening treatment is one of the best and safest ways to get a brighter smile within a single treatment. These specialized and professional teeth whitening treatments are much better than any of those over-the-counter whitening products that are available in stores and are also suitable for sensitive teeth as they can be customized according to your specific requirements by professionals.
7. Regular dental visits
Visit your dentist at least twice a year to keep your teeth healthy and prevent any tooth loss. Your dentist can conduct dental deep cleanings and teeth whitening procedures to improve your smile maintain good oral hygiene.
Shen Chao is part of Dr. Joshua Hong’s Dental Clinic in Goodyear, AZ. While working for the dental clinic, he's gained first hand experiences into the questions and concerns that dental patients have. He has been writing to inform people about various dental topics to help his readers improve their oral health. When he's not working, you can find him on a hiking trail with his dog or having a Sunday cook-out with friends.
Tagged in Dental Health