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10 Celebrity Smiles (Dissected by Dr. Jason)

10 Celebrity Smiles (Dissected by Dr. Jason)

10 Celebrity Smiles (Dissected by Dr. Jason)

Celine Dion 

Celine Dion (Before) Celine Dion (After)

 

What a difference a nice set of porcelain veneers will make. The prominence of the canines softened with a fuller face (with most likely botox in the upper lip to prevent excessive gum display), these rather square veneers are a significant improvement on Celine’s early days.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron (Before) Zac Efron (After)

 

The Disney star with his midline gap. You can see that he has an attachment of fibrous tissue (look in the mirror and you can see it when you lift your upper lip (or tongue) up was attaching between his central incisors and therefore preventing these teeth from coming together. This was snipped, orthodontics, whitening and porcelain veneers later – and years later you have a heart throb.

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes (Before) LeAnn Rimes (After)

 

Country music songstress had quite nice shaped teeth, albeit quite small in dimensions. For most of us a quite acceptable smile, particularly if orthodontics could have been an option to close the midline gap. However, LeAnn obviously wanted bigger, whiter and more mature looking teeth and she has since had whitening and porcelain veneers on all teeth back to her first premolars.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan (Before) Lindsay Lohan (After)

 

What can one say about Lindsay that hasn’t been said before. Looks like Lindsay is quite a clencher and grinder of her teeth, and so these porcelain veneers are going to be under considerable stress now and in the future.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher (Before) Noel Gallagher (After)

 

Like Lindsay Lohan, the Oasis band member has had porcelain veneers placed which although significantly improves his smile, they are quite uninspiring veneers in appearance and colour. Will definitely need these guys replaced in future!

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage (Before) Nicolas Cage (After)

 

Nicolas actually had two teeth extracted to play his role in the 1984 movie ‘Birdy’. Fortunately, Nicolas does not need to resort to those levels to score the lead roles these days. Again his whitening and porcelain veneers on the upper teeth provide a more even, symmetrical and fuller smile, but I bet he hates the smaller upper right lateral incisor. This could be fixed by removing some bone and gum around this tooth and a larger porcelain veneer placed, however, it would take several months to achieve this.

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas (Before) Michael Douglas (After)

 

This cross-0generational movie star still has the lop sided smile, but these porcelain veneers, for my liking are too white for a man of his age.

Niall Horan

Niall Horan (Before) Niall Horan (After)

 

A little bit unfair putting the One-Direction singer in this category. In the photo on the left, Niall is quite young, and probably had airway issues and is a mouth breather as evidenced by his narrow upper and lower jaws. Consequently his teeth are crowded. Palatal expansion, orthodontics and whitening later – looking good (but still a mouth breather!)

George Clooney

George Clooney (Before) George Clooney (After)

 

Heart throb actor is a massive clencher and grinder of his teeth! George appears to have had porcelain veneers and crowns many teeth. I wouldn’t want to be George’s dentist – he will have many of these teeth replaced in his time due to breakages.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman (Before) Morgan Freeman (After)

 

Everyone’s favourite actor who seems to choose the correct movie roles also seems to have chosen the correct dentist. Morgan has had porcelain veneers placed on most if not all his upper teeth only. A significantly improved smile.

 

 

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Million Dollar Smile?

Million Dollar Smile?

If only I had a dollar for every time I heard, “I want to have a smile like Tom Cruise!”

For a cosmetic dentist, this is pretty frustrating because Tom’s teeth are actually quite terrible!

"What?" I hear you say. "He has a “Million Dollar Smile!”.

Sure, he has spent thousands of dollars to look as good as he does today. So let’s dissect Tom’s teeth so that you never look at Mr. Cruise the same way again...

Tom Cruise (before)

As you can see in this photo, the Tom Cruise we know has come a long way from the gawky teenager of 1983. There are teeth that have suffered trauma and consequently, have had root canal treatment. The alignment of teeth is also poor.

Tom Cruise (after)

In his teenage years Tom had a premolar extracted on the upper left hand side which resulted in all his teeth moving to the left by approximately 5 mms. This missing premolar is responsible for Tom’s lop sided appearance today. Look at the middle of Tom’s upper central incisors, they are not in alignment with his nose and his eyes. All this was whilst Tom was becoming a world-wide movie star in front of our own eyes. Tom’s orthodontist at the time created a symmetrical alignment of an odd number of teeth, and everyone thought Tom had a beautiful smile.

Since these photos, Tom has had orthodontics, whitening and veneers. Now you know the secret, you will never look at handsome Tom’s smile the same way again.

 

 

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Keep Your Teeth for Life

Over the coming months I will discuss several of the common (and not so common) aspects of maintaining optimal dental care.

This series of posts will concentrate on the most common cause of tooth loss in adults – periodontal (gum) disease.

Your teeth are supposed to last a lifetime! Unfortunately, periodontal disease affects millions of Australians and most do not even know that they have it.

The main cause of periodontal disease (and dental decay) is bacterial plaque – a sticky, colourless film of bacteria.

Other causes of gum disease include smoking, genetics, pregnancy/menopause, stress, medications, clenching and grinding teeth, and diabetes.

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