All smiles are not created equal, but a bright, white grinÂ can and should be high on everyone’s list of must-haves.Â It takes years off your looks and leavesÂ a great lasting impression to everyone you meet.First and foremost, the health of your mouth should be top priority.
TOP TIPS FOR A HEALTHY MOUTH
Visit your dentist regularly. For most people, checkups and cleanings are recommended twice a year so dental issues can be caught early when treatment is still manageable.
Use a soft toothbrush. Dentists usually recommend soft-bristled toothbrushes because they effectivelyÂ clean teeth withoutÂ aggravating sensitive teeth or gums.
Floss daily. Recent studies find that
We all drop a ton of cash on anti-aging potions and lotions and other treatments that promise to help us look as young as we feel, but did you know that your smile may be a dead giveaway of your real age?
Itâ€™s true. Misshapen, discolored and uneven teeth can make you look older than your years. â€œI see it all the time,â€ says Kevin B. Sands, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, Calif. â€œLadies come in with tight skin and teeth that are yellowed and discolored and really show their age.â€
But there is help available for your aging smile, he says.
How can you tell if you need a smile rejuvenation? You donâ€™t need to be a detective (or even a d
Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right?
Your best bet is to put your money where your mouth is, literally.
Turns out,bad teeth can be a major turn off for anyone who is looking for love.In fact,a not-quite-so-killer smile is second only to bad grammar when it comes to daterâ€™s list of deal breakers,according to aÂ national poll of almost 5,500 unattached adults aged 21 and older.The survey was conducted by MarketTools Inc.for the Internet dating site Match.com Nancy Rosen,DMD, a cosmetic dentist in New York City, says that many a lonely heart will seek her services so that they can get back out there and find their ideal mate. â€œOne of theÂ first things people notice in the opposite
For more than 17 years, New York City dentist Dr. Timothy Chase has been practicing cosmetic and restorative dentistry with an emphasis on natural tooth preservation and oral health. After earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University, he completed a general practice residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and is himself a dedicated educator, having held faculty positions at New York University Dental School and Spear Advanced Dental Education Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Chase remains on the forefront of advances in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is also a prominent figure in the media – his expert advice has been featured in numerous fashion and bea