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Cosmetic dentistry news: Smile ‘most important physical feature’

Tue

Cosmetic dentistry news: Smile 'most important physical feature'People considering cosmetic dentistry could be interested to hear a bright smile has topped the list of attractive physical features.

The British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) survey revealed that 56 per cent of participants found smiles were the most pleasing attribute – which could be a reason to try London teeth whitening.

Published as part of this year's National Smile Month, the results aim to remind people that taking care of teeth and gums is an important part of everyday life.

Findings also revealed 37 per cent of people were unhappy with stains or miscolouring on their teeth, with only 23 per cent believing the nation has good teeth.

Chief executive of the BDHF, Dr Nigel Carter, said: "The survey is a great reminder that we should be giving greater attention to our teeth – not just because it improves oral health – but because it gives us the confidence to smile."

Meanwhile, advise website for 11 to 26-year-olds YoungScot recommends people should brush their teeth regularly to keep fresh breath and a bright white smile.

People are also advised to brush in a light circular motion to protect the gums and ensure even coverage.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800518101-ADNFCR

Orthodontist extols virtues of cosmetic dentistry

Wed

Orthodontist extols virtues of cosmetic dentistryOrthodontist Dr Didier Fillion has extolled the virtues of cosmetic dentistry when it comes to achieving the perfect smile.

French-born Dr Fillion, whose high-profile patients include future queen Kate Middleton, said there are many treatments and procedures available for people eager to improve their confidence with a winning smile.

"We can always improve how people look," he told the Evening Standard. "We can always improve how people look.

"The goal is to create the most beautiful smile possible. Society judges us by appearance. If it's a choice between two people, one with a nice smile and the other with an ugly one, well."

Dr Fillion, who shares the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic with Dr Asif Chatoo, is known for this invisible braces technique and has also pioneered 3D digital technology to enable patients to design their own smiles.

The 3D technique allows the brackets of the brace to be placed in the exact position they need to be on each tooth. ADNFCR-2621-ID-800513397-ADNFCR

One Direction boys pictured having Zoom teeth whitening

Fri

One Direction had teeth whitening treatment.It has been revealed that the One Direction boys were treated to Zoom teeth whitening during their time in The X Factor.

Dentistry.co.uk states that all of the boys – who have an average age of 17 – were taken along to a clinic in order to have their smiles brightened.

The pictures show Liam and Zayn grinning after having the treatment, which takes less than an hour to perform by a professional.

It certainly helped them to look the part on the TV show, even though they ultimately came third to Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson.

However, it is now being widely rumoured that One Direction has been signed up by Simon Cowell's record label Syco, so impressed was he during his time as their mentor.

If this is the case, they are sure to be having more Zoom treatments in the future, as Cowell is known to be a big fan of teeth whitening.

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Dental veneers ‘are non-invasive and natural-looking’

Thu

Dental veneers could help people with crooked or discoloured teeth.Anyone considering dental veneers has been reassured that they will look as good as normal teeth and can bit fitted with the minimum of disruption for the patient.

An article on Newsmax.con stated that people suffering from uneven, crooked or dicoloured teeth may be ideal candidates for them, as they simply fit over the front of existing teeth.

"The best thing about porcelain dental veneers is that they are completely non-invasive," the news provider commented.

Furthermore, it was pointed out that they can be brushed and flossed just like normal teeth, so patients who have them should quickly be able to get used to them.

In September 2010, American Health and Beauty also said dental veneers could be the ideal solution for those who have gappy smiles

The article said this could stop people feeling self-conscious and will close the gap instantly without requiring any teeth to be removed in order to do so.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800269612-ADNFCR

Could teeth whitening encourage you to look more friendly?

Thu

There's science behind a smile, which could increase demand for teeth whitening. Teeth whitening may be even more in demand after an oral healthcare expert pointed out that smiles are important to humans on a subconscious level.

Dr Charles Martin, founder of the Richmond Smile Centre in Virginia, cited research from the University of California which showed that the attraction of smiling is actually down to sound.

He explained that when people smile, their voice goes higher, which signals that they must be a small creature that does not mean harm, rather than a deeper-voiced animal such as a predator.

The expert added: "How does the world view us if we refuse to smile, even if that refusal is simply due to being self-conscious about a less than perfect smile?"

Something else which could increase demand for teeth whitening was a study by the University of Manchester, which found that men are drawn more to the mouth than any other facial feature on a woman.

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Cosmetic dentistry ‘is a good way to reduce dental defects’

Wed

Cosmetic dentistry could get rid of your dental problems.Cosmetic dentistry is a good way to reduce the appearance of dental defects and get a smile as good as those seen on television.

This is according to Martin Shaffer of The Brilliant Stories, who said it is emerging as a common method of getting rid of problems such as uneven, discoloured or chipped teeth.

For slightly off-white teeth, he recommended teeth whitening, while dental veneers may be more suitable for more serious cases of yellowing.

Meanwhile, composite bonding could also be useful for cases of tooth decay, Mr Shaffer added.

"Cosmetic dentistry is now being looked upon as a way of perfecting those hitherto not-so-happy smiles," he concluded.

Earlier this month, Newsmax.com recommended dental veneers because they are designed to last forever when made from porcelain and will be made to measure by healthcare professionals to ensure a great fit.

The website suggested seeking a professional to have them fitted properly.
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X Factor contestants ‘may not have time for teeth whitening’

Wed

Will the contestants on this year's X Factor get teeth whitening? The new batch of contestants for The X Factor may not have time to get teeth whitening treatment before their first live television appearance.

This is according to cosmetic dentistry expert Mervyn Druian, who brightened the smiles of last year’s wannabes, but told Dentistry.co.uk the schedules are so strict this year that the new entrants may not get the same care.

“The X Factor has said that they are very tight on timings so they may not be able to get the finalists’ teeth whitened at all,” a spokesperson commented.

Controversy has already been raging surrounding some of some of the contestants who made it through to the first stage of live finals.

Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel were both told they had been successful by Cheryl Cole, despite neither completing their final auditions at the judge’s house.

Meanwhile, Gamu Nhengu was eliminated on last Sunday’s episode even after a near-flawless performance.
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Laser teeth whitening ‘can make smiles look younger’

Mon

Laser teeth whitening could make your teeth appear younger.Anyone who has noticed that their smile is looking a little discoloured as they age could benefit from laser teeth whitening.

This is the opinion of Round Town News, which points out that it is normal for things like tea, coffee and tobacco to affect the teeth through microscopic pores over the years and decades.

However, the article states that laser teeth whitening will restore the teeth to a natural, younger-looking colour in no time.

“Laser tooth whitening is fast, safe, affordable and totally painless … The effect will last between 18 and 24 months,” Round Town News said.

Earlier this month, Dentristry.co.uk advised anyone with a discoloured smile that laser teeth whitening is the best way to achieve a dazzling look again.

Meanwhile, a recent poll by Saga suggested that teeth whitening could be popular among baby boomers, as 62 per cent of women over 50 think appearance is more important now than it was in the past.
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Cosmetic dentistry ‘could make a person appear more wealthy’

Fri

Teeth whitening could make a person appear richer to other peopleHaving cosmetic dentistry can make a make a person seriously attractive to a potential partner, a study has suggested.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) research found that 75 per cent of people are turned off by undesirable teeth.

Those who have treatments such as tooth whitening can appear more successful, brainy and rich, according to the report.

“When respondents were asked about improvements to their own smiles, the most common response concerned the desire for whiter and brighter teeth,” the AACD stated.

It added that a dazzling smile is considered by many to be an “important social asset” for men and women looking for love.

Earlier this month, cosmetic dental surgeon and implantologist Dr Shreyank Patel told the Times of India that tooth whitening treatments are proving to be particularly popular with people aged between 25 and 35.

She said that there is currently a “strong desire” among everyday people to achieve the dazzling smiles sported by the rich and famous.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800069019-ADNFCR

Laser teeth whitening ‘makes for a brighter smile’

Fri

Laser teeth whitening 'makes for a brighter smile'Having laser teeth whitening treatment is the best way people can ensure they dazzle with their smile.

According to an article on Dentristry.co.uk, even those who have a strict dental hygiene routine can suffer from discolouration, which gets darker as the months and years pass.

This process, which occurs when food and drink stains build up on the teeth, is “impossible to avoid”, meaning that the need for laser teeth whitening becomes more pertinent as people get older.

However, while some may mistakenly believe that such a procedure costs the earth, it is actually far cheaper than many expect, the piece claimed.

Laser teeth whitening usually takes around an hour – and the consultation can even take place on the same day.

“All celebrities now have bright white teeth and this has made the point to people on the street that a whiter smile looks a million dollars – but doesn’t have to cost that much,” the column asserted.

Earlier this month, Dr Catrise Austin, owner of VIP Smiles, told the news provider that actor Mathew Morison and CSI Miami star Eva LaRue have particularly desirable smiles.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800069007-ADNFCR

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