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Browse these bridal hairstyles to find one that’s a match made in heaven for your dress
Celeb hairstylist from the Frederic Fekkai salon in Los Angeles gives us the scoop on which classic, boho, modern and romantic ‘dos work best with certain gowns.
Gals, the proms are winding down, and bridal season is still in full gear. I am taking a few bridal clients through the month of May, so if you are in the greater Phoenix area, email me your dates and I’ll send the rates!
One of the challenges I get on the day of the wedding while getting a bride ready is she will ask me about her skin: and some “spot” or wrinkle that could have totally been erased and taken care of had she started treating it six weeks ago.
I share this now because if you are an Arizona bride about to get married and have the wedding of your dreams please put the time into your skin while there is still time to get some maintenance work if you need it!
The same goes for your bridal smile! The wedding photos of a bride and groom are going to last and last just like the blue eyeshadow on some bridal eyes in weddings during the 70′s. Here’s some teeth bleaching and smile whitening tips from an expert, enjoy!
Trying to figure out what is real and what is fantasy in the world of cosmetic dentistry can be a challenge, and Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Entin has answered some of the common misconceptions about the practice of teeth whitening:
True or False? The Truth About Teeth Whitening
All teeth whitening gels are not the same
· TRUE: Not all whitening gels are the same. Even though most of them contain carbamide peroxide (“bleaching agent”) they differ in the percentage of it used in a particular gel. Percentages can range from 5% to 45% or even more.
All teeth can be whitened equally
· FALSE: The thicker the enamel layer of the teeth, the better is the whitening result. Most tooth stains are divided into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains are those that are within the chemical structure of the tooth itself – they cannot be bleached. Extrinsic stains are the result of outside staining like coffee, smoking, and red wine. Those stains can be bleached, so ask your dentist what kind of discoloration you have before you start a whitening procedure
I have to get the strongest gel so that my teeth can get whitest
· FALSE: You should consult your dentist for the proper strength of the gel. This should be done to avoid harming the teeth
Whitening toothpastes can bleach teeth
· MAYBE: Whitening toothpastes can bleach the teeth but only to an extent. Dr. Entin recommends that they be used in combination with whitening gel
Veneers, crowns, and tooth colored fillings will be whitened just like my teeth
· FALSE: All of the above are made from porcelain or resin composite and they cannot be bleached
Tooth whitening can have side effects
· TRUE: There can be side effects if the proper instructions are not followed. There is increase in sensitivity, gingival burning, in some cased pulpitis (inflammation of the nerve and pulp inside the tooth). However, all of that can be avoided by consulting a dentist prior to the whitening process and strictly following your dentist’s instructions.
Dental insurance will pay for teeth whitening
· FALSE: Most insurance companies do not cover teeth whitening because it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. Procedures like that are not covered most of the time
Whitening kits given by the dentist are the same as the ones purchased over the counter
· False: Over the counter kits contain a less active bleaching ingredient than the ones provided by the dentist, therefore it takes more time to whiten the teeth with over the counter kits
Once my teeth are whitened, they will stay white forever
· False: On average, tooth whitening can last six months, depending also on lifestyle habits like consumer foods and beverages that can stain the teeth
About Dr. Michael Entin, DDS
Dr. Michael Entin, DDS is a graduate of The New York University College of Dentistry, class of 2000. As of 2001 he has been in private practice in New York City. Dr. Entin is a Lumineer Certified Dentist and specializes in cosmetic dentistry. He attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Brooklyn College. Dr. Entin opened his first practice in Brooklyn in 2001, and opened a second practice in Manhattan in 2008. For more information, please visit www.lumineersNY.com.
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