Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist on White Smile Diet
According to the latest study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), teeth whitening procedures have increased by over 300% in the past five years. Porcelain veneers have also grown by over 200% and direct bonding by 100%. As the media continues to spotlight aesthetic dental qualities and the direct-to-consumer marketing of teeth whitening increases, Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Kevin Sands says eating healthy and avoiding specific foods and drinks can aid in the natural brightening of teeth.
In a recent member poll, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) reports that 77% of AACD dentists believe teeth whitening will be the top office procedure for 2011. A similar study by the AACD shows cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers have increased by 200% or more since 2006. At his Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Kevin Sands says he has seen similar results in the overall increase of cosmetic dental enhancements. While professional treatments are still the most effective means of teeth whitening, Dr. Sands says to maintain a bright smile, he recommends eating certain fruits, vegetables, and dairy products and avoiding drinks such as coffee and red wine.
Dr. Sands says foods like apples, celery, and carrots act as an abrasive scrub to fight plaque buildup on teeth and can also stimulate saliva production, which prevents stains from sticking to teeth. Other fruits such as oranges, strawberries, and pineapples contain acid that may whiten teeth and kill the bacteria known to cause tooth decay. Dr. Sands also says that yogurt contains proteins that bind to teeth and prevent the harmful acids that cause cavities from growing and developing.
Whether patients opt for natural teeth whitening through dietary choices or a professional dental procedure like porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills for enhanced results, Dr. Sands suggests cleaning teeth daily and extensively researching cosmetic dental options before choosing a dentist. He adds that quality treatment and great results depend on selecting a dental practice that is dedicated to personalized care for patients. “A healthy smile is the key to a great first impression. As they say you are what you eat. Diet, health, the right practice, and a great smile are the key ingredients of a happy, confident life.”
About Kevin B. Sands, DDS
Dr. Kevin Sands graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies for Advanced Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California State Dental Association, and other dental societies. Dr. Sands has appeared on Dr. 90210, the TLC network, and several magazine and television interviews as a featured dentist.
Located at 414 North Camden Drive, Suite 940 in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Sands’ practice can be reached at (310) 707-1288. His office can also be contacted via the website beverlyhillscosmeticdentist.com or facebook.com/cosmeticdentistbeverlyhills.