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SMILE ENHANCEMENT CHOICES
A great smile, it takes so
little but gives so much!
Dentist are the "Smile
We can create smiles to last a
| Until recently if
you did not like your smile there were not many options to change
it. Today there are dental procedures that are works of art, hand
crafted and designed to look natural.
|Smile Enhancing Procedure
||Are Your Teeth A Candidate?
||Length Of Time Needed For Completion:
||Safely lightens the color of teeth due to darkening from
age, coffee, tea or smoking
Removes discoloration of teeth
|2-3 weeks up to 6 months
||Dentist determines if patient is a candidate for bleaching
Patient needs to be custom fitted for mouthguard
for at-home procedure
Results can last 1-3 years
|Correct crooked, crowded teeth, overbites or under bites,
incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints
||18-20 months, depending on procedure
||The more complicated spacing or problem, the longer the
period of treatment
A retainer must be worn following braces
||Replaces one or more natural missing teeth by cementing a
false tooth (a pontic) fused between two crowns onto the surrounding teeth
||Impression of the teeth
It might take longer than 4 weeks in order to get a natural shade match
|White fillings (composite Resin)
|Restore decayed area with natural colored composite resin to
look identical to actual teeth
||Depending on location and size of cavity, it will take
at least an half hour or longer
||Covers or "caps" broken,
cracked, badly shaped or
severely discolored teeth to restore it's normal shape and size
||Impression of tooth
||Used for slightly discolored teeth and those in need of
Fill in gaps
Change color of teeth
|1-3 office visits
|Procedure same as veneers, but a composite resin is used
instead of porcelain
Lasts several years
||Correct crooked, chipped, cracked teeth
||Ideal for candidates with normal healthy
teeth yet in need of subtle changes in smile
||Used to mask discoloration and/or change
shape of teeth improve the smile
||Three appointments are needed: diagnosis, preparation,
Tooth surface is reduced slightly
Ultra thin shells of ceramic material are bonded to front teeth
provide with you with a beautiful smile.
of Cosmetic Dentistry revealed:
|Over 92% of the adults surveyed believed an
attractive smile is an important asset|
Six Beauty Moves for a Superstar
The average woman smiles about 62
times a day!
A man? Only 8!
Kida laugh around 400 times a day.
Grown-ups just 15:-(
Smilers in school yearbooks are more likely to have successful careers
and marriages than poker faced peers.
Relax- a real smile reveals
facial muscles all pointing upward from your jaw right up to your
eyebrows, mouth is often open and your eyes are crinkly
Plump lips-lay off the lip
pencil, it looks fake. Just trace a clear, shimmer highlighter
pencil above the cupid's bow on your upper lip, the reflection makes
it look fuller or try a mouth moisturizer. Well-hydrated lips
Brighten your teeth in seconds-try
a lipstick in true reds, avoid coral or orangey shades...they bring
out the yellow.
Go white...just not too, too
white-refrigerator white teeth are out...instead go for a
softer, more translucent shade. Bring a photo of a person
whose teeth you admire with you to the dentist
Sparkle up your eyes-Smear
a little shimmer cream under your brows and down onto the center of
you lids, every time you blink your eyes will sparkle and get plenty
Smile...it will do your body good. 30
minutes of a hearty laugh, your white blood cell count shoots up by
25%, strengthening your disease fighting powers.
The first thing we notice about
others are their eyes and the second thing we notice is their SMILE.
|88% said they always remember someone with an
especially attractive smile|
|85% agree that an unattractive smile makes a
person less appealing to people of the opposite sex|
|74% agree than an unattractive smile can hurt a
person's chances for career success|
New Study On the Affect of a Nice Smile
Smile Is Worth
More Than Anything
The British Dental Health Foundation
has backed research that says smiling can give more pleasure
than sex or chocolate – but added that people need to keep
their smile looking its best for maximum effect.
The BDHF was commenting after scientists revealed that a
smile gives the same level of stimulation as eating 2,000
chocolate bars or receiving £16,000 in cash.
The clinical tests, carried out on volunteers in Scotland,
measured brain and heart activity as participants were shown
pictures of people smiling and given money and chocolate.
Seeing a smile creates what is termed as a `halo' effect,
helping us to remember other happy events more vividly, feel
more optimistic, more positive and more motivated. We
have long been drawing attention to the fact that smiling
increases happiness both in yourself and those around you,
so it is good to receive the backing of this scientific
A healthy smile can improve your confidence, help you
make friends and help you to succeed in your career, so you
need to keep it looking its best. Hopefully this
research will get more people thinking about their oral
Making A First Impression
shown that we make snap judgments about a person's social and
intellectual abilities, just by the appearance of their teeth.
| The participants associated the
of decayed and discolored teeth with lower levels of social and
intellectual competence, and with poorer psychological adjustment. |
| They judged the male subjects with
apparent dental disease to be more socially competent, to show
greater intellectual achievement and to be better psychologically
Virtually all Americans (99.7%) believe:
The appearance of our teeth can say allot about
ourselves to others:
in a flash, but creates memories that can last a lifetime.
is priceless, but only when shared with others.
brightens the lives of all who receive it,
while enriching those who give it away.....
smile,....gives so much
DENTAL MAKEOVER SELF-TEST
*Compliments From DentalNotes Summer 2000
AGD Fact Sheet AGD Impact March 202 pg 21
'Dr Jonathon Timothy Newton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Guys,
Kings and St Thomas' Dental Institute and Professor Peter G Robinson,
Department of Dental Public Health, Sheffield Dental School. June 2002
September 29, 2008
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