Did you see the ‘Selfie that broke Twitter’ when it was posted from the recent Oscars ceremony? Posing for their phone camera were, amongst others, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Meryl Streep, and what we couldn’t help but notice were the rows of gleaming white teeth.
So how do they manage that Hollywood Smile?
To be quite honest it is not that difficult. All it takes is some dental self-discipline supported by a little help from your dentist and dental hygienist.
Let’s start with the self-discipline. The first thing you have to ensure is that you have good foundation dental health. That means no tooth decay or gum disease. You can help maintain this by brushing your teeth twice a day using a good fluoridate paste. You should also floss your teeth once a day. That, plus regular visits to your dentist and hygienist is an excellent basis for achieving that gleaming smile.
There are occasions, however, when additional expert assistance may be required. If your teeth are stained for instance, through drinking tea, coffee, red wine or smoking for example, you could have them quickly and inexpensively ‘freshened up’ by booking a short session on our ‘Airflow’ machine. This will quickly remove surface stains to bring back that gleaming shine. For more stubborn discolouration, either caused as a result of lifestyle or genetics, then take a look at our Teeth Whitening article, which explains in clear detail the various options we can provide for you, including a range of different bleaching processes as well as the latest and most advanced laser whitening.
Maybe though it is not the whiteness of the teeth that mars your lovely smile, but the shape of them. Our expert orthodontic specialists can generally re-align teeth by fitting invisible lingual braces such as ‘Incognito’ that cannot be seen while they do their job of straightening your teeth. Alternatively, and where teeth may be chipped or misshapen, we can custom-make exquisite dental veneers that are permanently fitted over your teeth (rather like false nails) to create a flawless dental appearance. Many of today’s TV and film celebrities use this popular technique to produce their perfect smile.
Or … if you want to go totally OTT … try Dental Grillz
It’s not something we generally recommend, but if you want the kind of smile that is favoured by certain American rap stars and some of today’s more flamboyant celebs, then these removable front teeth covers come with a dazzling array of platinum, gold, silver and jewellery encrusted tooth bling.
There … we thought that would make you smile