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How do I get a movie star smile?

Celebrities have such perfect teeth. How do they get them? Is it just teeth whitening?

Amanda B. – Benton, AR


While some celebrities might be able to get those perfect teeth with just teeth whitening, that is not very common.  You would have to have perfect teeth, with just some staining for that to work.  Instead many celebrities, including such big names as Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise get porcelain veneers.

The advantage to them is they are able to remake your entire smile: including the shape, size, and color of their teeth. However, the key to this is what type of cosmetic dentist you get.

Any general dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist because there is no recognized specialty in cosmetic dentistry. Therefore, you have to be very careful about who you get to do your smile makeover. You need to find someone with extensive post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry.

It is hard for patients to find out the information they need to know if someone is qualified and artistic.  One of the easiest ways is to go to the mynewsmile.com website. They recommend highly trained and artistic cosmetic dentists from each state. You cannot pay to be listed. Instead,  you have to demonstrate your techical expertise as well as show that you are artistic in the smiles you design.

This blog is brought to you by Naperville Cosmetic dentist Dr. David Newkirk.