Cosmetic Dentistry: is it for you?

18 November 2010


There is now a huge selection of cosmetic dentistry available on the market from veneers and professional teeth whitening to invisible braces, implants and crowns, all of which help you achieve a more attractive smile. British dental researchers have and are continuing to come up with innovative products and treatments that will revolutionise dental care. It is extremely important to look after your teeth as in the long run it could save your life. Dental care is just as important as putting on your make-up and styling your hair. If you do not take good care of your teeth, in time your appearance may begin to change.



Before I had my teeth professionally whitened

After I had my teeth professionally whitened


The most popular cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening, which involves lightening the colour of the teeth to achieve a brighter look without harming the original tooth structure in any way. Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most effective ways of achieving a more attractive smile. The benefits are endless as it can freshen the overall look of your teeth, reduce stains and it does not damage the teeth structure.

Cosmetic dentistry also involves more specialist treatments, which do not suit all. The key thing it to use a reputable salon, preferably in the UK as new research has revealed that many people are trying to cut costs by travelling abroad in the belief that they will get a cheaper set of teeth. However, research has revealed that many dentists abroad who offer treatments such as veneers and teeth whitening, at a fraction of the price they would cost in the UK, are not performing the procedures correctly or to the strict standards the UK adheres to, damaging teeth, many beyond repair.

So which type of dentistry will you opt for? The toothbrush or the drill?


5 comments:

beckiangel44 said...

Ohh I so want my teeth whitened! I'm in the middle of Invisalign atm and they offer it free after so cannot wait to be all finished next year. Teeth can make or break your face I say, you have lovely teeth though even before the whitening! xo

roshas said...

I want my teeth whitened! I heard that baking soda and hydrogen peroxide help with whitening so I may try that :) x

Cosmic said...

Excellent post!

xoxox

xDiamondsandPearlsx said...

I will get Invisalign one day. I had braces when I was younger and my teeth looked fab when I had them taken off. Back then I was abit lazy and didnt bother with my retainer. One of my biggest regrets ever lol. My teeth arent as bad as they were, but I am very unhappy and self concious about them. Also my teeth arent really discoloured but I would like my teeth whiter. Who wouldn't?? I think I read on your blog a while a go you liked the 'gold' beverley hills toothpaste. I went and bought it and I love it. Some toothpaste blow my head off! Anyway sorry for rambling hehe. Great post xxx

A bit about me said...

@beckiangel44 I am actually trialling a really good home whitening kit which I believe is around £60 and is actually working very well so stay tuned! xx

@Roshas- do be careful with using baking soda too much though, I use baking soda to clean my oven (it absorbs grease and smells) so I am not sure if using it every day on your teeth might not be a good idea (I don't know but best to google before you do it just to check)!!

@Cosmic - thank you x

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