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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Feminising Your Smile: 3 Point to Consider if You Want a Classically Feminine Smile

by Myrtle Banks

According to many cosmetic dentists, classically feminine teeth are smaller and more rounded while classically male teeth tend to be larger and more square shaped. If you are pining for a smile that looks more classically feminine, there are simple procedures that can help you.

Depending on your objectives and your budget, you can recontour all of your teeth, you can focus on two of your smile's most prominent teeth or you can add veneers. Here is a look at these three options and an explanation of how they overlap and differ from each other:

1. Reshape the Contours of All of Your Visible Teeth

Also called enameloplasty or odontoplasty, recontouring involves reshaping the contours of your teeth. This procedure can be used to help people who have chipped teeth from injuries or worn down teeth through grinding.

However, it can also be used by people who want the smaller teeth and softer angles traditionally associated with a feminine smile.

Using this procedure, a cosmetic dentist can address everything from the shape of the inverted V spaces between the biting edges of your teeth to the way the contours on the front surfaces of your teeth catch and reflect light.

You can recontour all of your visible teeth, or if your budget doesn't allow that, you can focus on just two of your teeth.

2. Focus on Your Maxillary Lateral Incisors

If you can only afford to focus on two teeth or just want a subtle change, consider only reshaping the maxillary lateral incisors. Located on either side of your front two teeth, these incisors can be a range of widths and lengths, and they tend to be the most noticeable teeth in many smiles.

Although the matter is subjective and the beauty of any incisor is in the eye of the beholder, research shows that most respondents find a female smile with a maxillary lateral incisor 1-1.5 mm shorter than the central incisor and approximately 67 percent as wide as the most beautiful.

Too long or too short maxillary lateral incisors are consistently considered the least attractive. You can shorten or thin these teeth with contouring, or you can lengthen and widen them with veneers.

3. Create a Feminine Smile With Veneers

In lieu of contouring the teeth through shaving the enamel, you can add veneers to your teeth. Veneers are essentially a medical-grade ceramic shell that fits over your teeth. They can be used to reshape teeth to make them look more feminine, but a skilled cosmetic dentist can also craft veneers in a way that makes your lips look fuller and improves the overall look of your entire face.  

Many people seeking a more feminine smile adore the potential created by veneers, and they claim this relatively simple cosmetic procedure helps them to avoid lip augmentations or facial surgeries.

If you want your smile to look more feminine, contact a clinic like Cosmetic & Laser Dental Centre Vermont. These professionals can help you weigh your options and decide how many teeth you want to alter.