Welcome to this week’s TGIF (Teeth, Gums – It’s Friday) series. Perhaps the last 2 weeks of oral hygiene instruction and flossing were too full-on so I thought I’d make it an easy breezy post today and talk about celebrities and their smile makeovers. I guess it’s the norm these days to want bright white teeth which are perfectly straight – the “Hollywood smile”. But did you know that teeth are a naturally creamy off-white colour? It’s definitely not how hard you brush your teeth to get them white or how much milk you drink…??!!! Anyway, I will talk about teeth whitening at a later date. Let’s check out Catherine and Hilary and their teeth…
Catherine Zeta Jones
CZJ had spacing, but the shape of her original teeth were not bad. She could have got away with fixed braces instead of going down the veneers route. But her new teeth are very flattering for her. Personally, I think CZJ is stunning and oozes femininity.
It’s a shame!!! All Hilary needed was some teeth whitening to brighten up her smile but it looks like she got veneers too as they are longer in length.
What I Personally Think About Veneers
Don’t do it unless it’s the ONLY option left. Most veneers involve shaving down the tooth and in this process, it can damage your tooth and cause it to die. Also, veneers are like false nails – they can basically flick off if you bite into an apple!
Back in the days when I worked in a cosmetic dental practice, I used to discourage my patients to get veneers and consider other options like fixed braces. It takes longer to complete treatment, but in the end, they were grateful because they preserved the natural state of their own teeth and also, they liked my honesty. Of course, I would have earned more money doing the smile makeovers instead of sending them to the orthodontist, but you know – life isn’t all about money. Damn…probably could have bought myself a Chanel 2.55…ack well!
Over to you – Do you have veneers? And what do you think of CZJ and Hilary’s smile makeovers? What are your main concerns with your teeth?
(Note : images taken from Google)