During this month of February, the entertainment industry is very busy with award season. One of the most important things the stars must have in order to look their best on the red carpet is a beautiful smile.
A new online survey was released last month by Harris Poll on behalf of the makers of Invisalign clear aligner system. It details America’s picks for celebrities with the best smiles for this year and the last 15 years including Leonardo Dicaprio, Halle Berry and so on. Famous people like them invest in a lot of money to keep those pearly whites clean.
Beauty and lifestyle expert Bahar Takhtehchian shares with Brandi Walker some of the products they use to keep their teeth in top form, her top 4 tips to maintaining that beautiful smile just like them, and how helpful Invisalign is in maintaining the health of your teeth.
Brandi Walker: What are your top 4 tips to acquiring and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile?
Bahar Takhtehchian: My top tip for a beautiful smile is confidence – really just owning your smile, and using it to light up any room you walk into. Good oral hygiene is of course a must to keep your smile it’s most healthy and beautiful. It’s as easy as following these four tips from the American Dental Association (ADA): 1. brush two minutes, two times a day; 2. Clean between your teeth daily; 3. Limit snacks, eat healthy meals; and 4. Visit your dentist regularly.
B.W: What products do many of these celebrities use to maintain that smile?
B.T.: Many celebs go to great lengths to maintain their close-up ready smiles, from teeth whitening and polishing to high quality porcelain veneers, teeth straightening treatments, lip plumping injectables, even surgery.
B.W.: What healthy foods are great in maintaining healthy teeth?
B.T.: It turns out there’s a reason we ask people to ‘say cheese’ and smile for a photo – foods that are rich in calcium and phosphorus – like cheeses, chicken or other meats, nuts and milk are thought to help protect tooth enamel. Other good healthy food/healthy teeth choices include firm/crunchy fruits and vegetables. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and lemons, should be eaten as part of a larger meal to minimize the acid from them.
B.W.: How helpful is Invisalign in straightening and maintaining the health?
B.T.: Hollywood trendsetters like Anna Kendrick, Zendaya and Lucy Hale all know first-hand that Invisalign clear aligners provide a discreet option for anyone looking to straighten their teeth without the hassle and embarrassment of traditional wire and bracket braces. And since hardly anyone even notices when someone is in Invisalign treatment, many celebs get their teeth straightened while they are in front of the camera attending premieres and red carpet events.
According to Dr. Gilbert Snow, who treats many celebrities: “From some of the most difficult types of orthodontic issues to an express option, which can help straighten teeth by correcting minor orthodontic issues in as little as four months, using Invisalign can lead to animproved, more confident appearance right away for about the same cost as traditional braces.”
B.W.: What products do you recommend for teeth health?
B.T.: Toothpaste with fluoride that has received a Seal of Acceptance from the ADA is a must along with floss and rinse you like and will be sure to use everyday. You can even find teeth wipes for a quick fix polish on the go after enjoying coffee or red wine