Pearly Whites

27 Oct 2016
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Getting that Hollywood smile is an easy procedure these days, according to dental experts at Burjeel Hospital.



Dental cosmetics are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in a beautiful, long-lasting smile.

Tired of hiding your smile from others? Wish you could finally do something about your discoloured, cracked, or missing teeth? Or do you simply want to build upon your natural oral aesthetics?

Burjeel Hospital in Al Khuwair can help you get the look you deserve.

Making the decision to ‘get something done’ is rarely an easy matter. We understand that the patient’s individual needs are the top priority in every situation. No matter the treatment or procedure you’re considering, we will explore your cosmetic dentistry options with you.

As an experienced dental surgery, we work with patients so that they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and healthier gums and teeth. We take the time to explain to patients what their treatment options are and inform them of additional preventative care.

Here are two examples of how you can get your smile back:

1. Professional whitening

Professional whitening treatments are available from dental specialists. There are also off-the-shelf whitening kits sold in chemists but these are not usually as effective as professional tooth-whitening options. Obvious though it seems, to maintain a healthy smile, you must maintain excellent levels of dental health. Brush with fluoride toothpaste and floss diligently. Regular visits to your dental hygienist are essential.

To keep your smile white, you will need to avoid tannin-rich products (tannin is an organic compound used in different foods and drinks) such as coffee, tea, red wine and chocolate, as these stain the teeth. Carbonated drinks and sugary or acidic drinks and food can erode the enamel on the teeth so it is beneficial to limit these where possible. Of course, avoid smoking as doing so directly contributes to the yellowing of teeth. It is also important to stick to a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as calcium-rich food and drink, such as dairy products.

Zoom is a bleaching process widely used throughout the country and around the world to lighten the discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine, or from smoking. The ageing process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chair side Lamp – said to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 per cent hydrogen peroxide whitening.

As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

2. Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is transforming lives through complete smile makeovers, and porcelain veneers lead the list of aesthetic treatments as a highly popular procedure.

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size, or length.

What is a ‘Hollywood’ smile? It is basically the placement of the veneers up to the smile line (teeth visible while smiling). It can be the upper and lower 6 teeth or 8 teeth.

Usually, when we think of a ‘Hollywood’ smile, we think of straight, bright white, ‘perfect’ teeth. Celebrity teeth show certain similarities: the ratio of tooth width and length, the position of the teeth in the mouth and in relation to the lips, as well as the levels of whiteness and brightness of the teeth.

However, a great smile doesn’t necessarily consist of symmetrical, brilliantly white, ‘perfect’ teeth. For that matter, perfection is entirely subjective. A natural smile, with quirks and irregularities, can sometimes be even more alluring. The most important aspect of the smile is the individual sporting it.


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