March 01, 2018 0 Comments

Whiter and brighter smile – achieving red carpet glamour

The Oscars will soon be upon us. As well as a host of beautiful outfits, one thing we can be sure of seeing displayed on the red carpet is the famous Hollywood smile. Every star, pretty much regardless of age, will boast a smile of gleaming white perfection.

Most of us are unlikely to appear at an international awards ceremony, wearing jewellery worth more than the family car, or even, in some cases, the family home! However, many of us can certainly achieve a small share of Hollywood glamour by improving our smile. Of course, it’s not just about being glamorous. Feeling happy with your smile can boost self-confidence enormously, increasing our sense of well-being immeasurably. There are a number of different ways your dentist can help you change the colour of your teeth for the better.

The colour of tooth enamel changes as we age. Smoking or drinking coffee, tea and red wine also stains our teeth over time. Various different methods of whitening teeth are available and your dentist can discuss which one would be best for you to get the results you want. I was interviewed as part of a recent BBC London investigation into illegal teeth whitening. Whichever technique you choose, teeth whitening should always be carried out by a qualified dentist, following a detailed professional consultation. See here for details of courses of treatment available to Revive patients.

Sometimes, as well as improving the colour of their teeth, patients are looking for a way to change the shape and position of their teeth without orthodontics. Veneers are a popular way to do this and can be quickly made and fitted, either to improve the appearance of a single discoloured or chipped tooth or to make a difference to several front teeth. Talk to your dentist to see if this could be a good solution for you.