Southern California is the land of awards shows where movie stars and musicians smile wide and freely. Whether for your living, your work, or even your play people notice whether or not you smile.
But you could shut down that smile because you’re self-conscious about a tooth that’s chipped or there’s a gap in your teeth. Discoloration long ago ruined your pearly whites and you’re considering a trip to a cosmetic dentist. Compared to someone like Anne Hathaway, whom OK magazine said has a smile that “lights up the room,” you figured your run-of-the-mill smile is the hand that Mother Nature dealt you.
Besides, isn’t getting a terrific smile simply a matter of whitening the teeth? Not so fast. A chipped tooth, discoloration, or worn edges impact your mouth and your facial features.
Before you settle in the dental chair learn how a skilled dentist approaches your smile. Start with the Big Picture by considering the details in the face. Next is an evaluation of the individual teeth and finally the correct procedures and materials are chosen.
Dr. Saleh approaches dentistry as a work of art and there is no “one size fits all” approach with teeth. “We take into account the patient’s cultural and ethnic background. It’s your teeth, though, that make you unique. Every individual patient requires a custom design that’s right for them and their mouth.”
His work is giving patients smiles that “belong in their particular mouth.” He’s traveled and experienced the Middle East, Europe, and North America and has worked with many cultural variations in his dental practice. “No matter where you come from in the world you are going to be different than the person next to you.”
A way to achieve that symmetry is having a procedure done like veneers to impact the smile line and take away from the large nose. "Consider the face like having three sections with one being where the nose is, the other as the eye and eyebrow and the third being the smile. You shouldn't have one feature that draws more attention than the others. They all should work in harmony."
So, yes, there is purpose and strategy to a Red Carpet smile. You may not have your name in lights and stroll in front of gawking onlookers, but you can have a winning smile that is right for you.
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Oh, and here’s a link to that article on OK Magazine from 2014 if you want to see who has the best and worst smile in Hollywood.