Friday, January 17, 2014

'Smart' toothbrush grades your brushing habits

I cannot really endorse this toothbrush because I have not seen, tested it myself.  However, there is a toothbrush made by oral B, their top of the line "Precision 5000" that I do endorse, and use it personally. The cool thing about it, and the similarities to the toothbrush w/ a smartphone app, is that there is a nice timer/clock, that syncs via bluetooth to the brush.  As soon as you switch on the toothbrush, the timer starts, and if you turn off the toothbrush (to spit/whatever) the timer stops momentarily, unless you leave it off for a good 30 seconds.

Besides this nifty timer, the toothbrush and timer also warn you when you are using too much pressure/brushing too hard.  Because I think this is one of the best brushes on the market, we sell it at my office for a good 20% less than retail stores.

Creating Confident Smiles
416 N. Bedford drive, suite 409
Beverly Hills, CA  90210

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Long Term Value of a Great Smile

Virtually all Americans (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset.  Consumer studies have proved that a beautiful smile will make you more attractive, but according to recent research conducted for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry a new smile will also make you appear more intelligent, interesting, successful and wealthy.

A smile makeover can increase your self-confidence when meeting new people, giving presentations and conducting meetings.  It allows you to translate emotions and ideas more easily to colleagues, clients and friends.  

Common Responses

74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt an individual's chance for success and that people have very specific preferences about the way a smile should appear.  When asked "what is the first thing you notice in a person's smile?" the most common responses were:
  • Straightness 
  • Whiteness and color of teeth 
  • Cleanliness 
  • Sincerity of smile 
  • Missing teeth 
  • Sparkle of smile 

When asked "what types of things do you consider make a smile unattractive?" the most common responses were:
  • Discolored, yellow or stained teeth 
  • Missing teeth 
  • Crooked teeth 
  • Cavities and decay 
  • Gaps and spaces 

And finally when respondents were asked "what would you most like to improve about your smile," the most common response was "whiter and brighter teeth."

Cosmetic Dentistry

Another study found that nearly two thirds feel that people with warm and open smiles are more approachable.  A third of the people surveyed are concerned about their teeth and they have a strong interest in cosmetic dentistry.  But many are held back by impressions of affordability,  

The value of success in your career and your relationships is hard to quantify.  Ask people who have completed cosmetic dental treatment (from whitening to 20 veneers and/or porcelain crowns) and they will tell you it was money very well spent!  Cosmetic dentistry can easily fix any of these smile deficiencies and give you a smile that makes you appear more attractive, successful and intelligent.  Talk to your cosmetic dentist – you’ll find that almost every practice has affordable ways you can finance your new smile and enjoy the benefits and the value for the rest of your life.

Creating Confident Smiles
416 N. Bedford drive, suite 409
Beverly Hills, CA  90210