Newsletter: "Start The New Year With a New Smile"
Healthy Smile Dental Arts
New York, NY,10031
E-mail: [email protected]
Start the New Year with a New Smile
January 6, 2010 – New York, New York – For many, New Year's Day brings resolutions to improve one's overall quality of life. This year, based on new results from a comparison study conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), people should consider revitalizing their smile in the year that lies ahead. The 2006 AACD study conducted by Dr. Anne Beall, a social psychologist and market research professional, reveals that those who have undergone cosmetic dental procedures are perceived as more successful, intelligent, interesting, wealthy, attractive and popular with the opposite sex.
"In a business setting, a confident smile says a lot about a person's belief in their ability to successfully complete the task at hand," said AACD member cosmetic dentist Dr. Grecy Martinez , New York . "If a person's smile doesn't exude confidence, more cosmetic dental treatment options are available today than ever before and can help virtually any patient."
Today’s most popular cosmetic dental treatment options include:
Teeth Whitening – The most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedure, many whitening options are now available to consumers in a wide range of prices. Dentist-supervised treatments remain the AACD recommended procedures for lightening discolored teeth.
Veneers – An increasingly popular procedure, veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made laminates that are affixed directly to the teeth. They are a great option for closing gaps or disguising discolored teeth that did not respond well to whitening procedures.
Implants – A replacement for dentures, implants are a stronger, more attractive option for replacing missing or lost teeth. An anchor is placed in the patient's jaw, and a life-like ceramic restoration is built around it and matched to the original tooth color.
Bonding – An option for chipped or cracked teeth, bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth’s surface, sculpted into shape, hardened and then polished for an ideal smile.
As with any dental procedure, the AACD recommends patients consult with their dentist before undergoing any cosmetic dental treatment.
About the AACD
AACD is the world’s largest organization of cosmetic dental professionals with more than 7,500 members in over 60 countries around the globe. The AACD is dedicated to advancing excellence in cosmetic dentistry and fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities; promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential; serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas; and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry visit www.aacd.com.
Dr. Grecy Martinez is an AACD member practicing at 3610 Broadway, New York, NY, 10031. For patient consultations, contact the doctor at 212-491-6940 or [email protected].