How The Perfect Smile Is Actually Imperfect

April 6, 2020 - By Bruce Michaelson
How The Perfect Smile Is Actually Imperfect

A common misconception among people is that the perfect teeth are white, symmetrical and uniform. But the perfect set of teeth, go beyond symmetry and uniformity. 

Your oral health determines the perfection of your teeth. The aim is not only to have good-looking teeth but also to have healthy teeth. Healthy enamel is not exactly pearly white but instead is light grey or yellow. Having teeth that are dark yellow is also not a good sign, as this could mean that your enamel is wearing out. 

We as dental primarily pay attention to the facial harmony while correcting misalignments, or performing other cosmetic dental procedures. Teeth whitening procedures should not aspire to deliver bright white teeth, but rather should focus on the individual skin tone among other factors. The result is to bring out a natural healthy smile that complements your unique appearance. 

Some of the factors dentists will inspect before carrying out any dental procedure are teeth color, teeth symmetry, facial harmony and shape of teeth. The final advice will be based on all of this; to bring out a natural healthy appearance that balances out with your facial features. 

Some of the popular ways to get a healthy smile are:

Maintaining oral hygiene: the first step is to have a good oral hygiene routine in place. An ideal oral hygiene routine consists of brushing, flossing and mouthwash. Expert advice is to brush for two minutes twice a day. 

Dental check-ups: routine visits to a dental clinic can help in maintaining a healthy set of teeth. Regular prophylactic cleanings and check-ups will help preserve healthy gums and teeth while eliminating pain and bad breath. 

Teeth whitening: personal teeth whitening is often confused with professional teeth whitening. The two have different consequences and results. It is always best to not use kits or other chemicals for at-home teeth whitening as this can have dire consequences. A specialist is best equipped to inform you of the right choices, they will also ensure the best treatment methods that will cause no harm to your teeth. Regular use of harsh chemicals on teeth will damage and weaken teeth. 

Teeth alignment: approach a good orthodontist to correct crooked, misaligned teeth. There are numerous options when it comes to teeth alignment. In cases of severe misalignment, you can use metal, ceramic or invisible braces. People with mild misalignments can use restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers and composite bonding. 

Digital Smile Design 

Digital Smile Design enables you to get a 3D impression of the simulated results before the beginning of treatment. This allows you to see what your final smile will look like and this can then help you either go ahead with treatment, or otherwise make alterations according to your likes and dislikes. The idea behind this technology is to get a visual representation of the result. This in turn will help specialists analyze the results and whether they add to the facial harmony. 

Enhancing your smile is easier than you think. Embracing your set of teeth and giving it the required attention will help you receive your desired smile. Cosmetic dentistry is about maintaining, fixing and improving your current smile, whilst keeping as much of your existing teeth as possible.

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