If you haven’t noticed by now, Keyshia Cole closed her gap, and her dentist is sharing all the deets.
During an interview with Sixshot.com, celebrity dentist, Dr. Kosdon who has been responsible for handling crooked teeth that need to be straightened, worn or chipped teeth that need to be lengthened, dingy teeth that need to be whitened, and more, shared a few good tips. Some of his clients have included Keyshia Cole, Landon Brown, son of Bobby Brown, Hilary Duff, Aaron Carter, and more.
What’s the number one procedure that celebrities come to you for?
“Teeth whitening, and that’s one of the things you can get done immediately. It takes about an hour and you walk out with super white teeth. Second is porcelain veneers. It’s a layer for the front of your teeth if they are crooked, chipped, short, or discolored. Keyshia Cole had a space in her front teeth. So we used that to close that space and make her teeth look a little bit longer.”
What are some of the new trends and procedures in cosmetic dentistry?
“I think gum lift and porcelain veneers. If you look at some people they have a gummy smile. Now they can have a gum lift which will show more teeth and less gum. Invisalign is also popular. It’s a way to straighten teeth without wearing braces and that’s taken off really well lately for us. We take a mold for your teeth on the computer and calculate how many plastic trays you have to wear. Every few weeks you put a new tray in and week by week your teeth gradually move into their proper position. This is good for people in their 20’s and 30’s who don’t want to wear braces.”
What are some of the best over the counter products?
“Crest White Strips work pretty well. GoSmile is something you can get online and over the counter to whiten teeth. Also, Crest or Rembrandt toothpaste has whitening abilities that work pretty well.”
Are natural toothpastes and mouthwashes such as Tom’s Naturals healthier to use than some of the commercial brands?
“Tom’s has a new whitening formula and there’s no alcohol in the ingredients which is really good in terms of helping out with inflammation. A lot of the mouth rinses have alcohol in there and it’s not a good thing for your gums. You can eat also parsley and celery. These are foods you can eat to also help naturally whiten your teeth and keep everything fresh. Parsley is good for your breath and people also try using natural home remedies as well.”
Do you have any final advice about taking care of one’s teeth?
“I would just stress that it’s important for people to go in for their annual check ups and see a dentist, whether its cosmetic or not. Don’t what until it’s too late and then you spend more money to get it fixed. I’m all about prevention and doing twice a year regular check-ups. With today’s technology anyone can look like a star. When I fix people’s teeth their confidence increases. They get better jobs, make more money, they get married, and date people they normally wouldn’t date. So going to the dentist is a good thing.”
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