The Million Dollar Smile. It’s a classic American idiomatic expression that results in mental images of fashionable Hollywood stars showing beautifully-white teeth as the flashbulbs pop and the fans crowd around the red carpet eagerly thrusting autograph books toward them. Who has the Million Dollar Smile? Maybe images of Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Julia Roberts, or Gwyneth Paltrow come to mind. Each of those gorgeous leading ladies has a beautiful smile that radiates perfection. And as for the men in Hollywood with the Million Dollar Smile, we could probably all agree that George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, and Matt Damon each have winning smiles that have earned them the respect and admiration of film fans across the globe.
Where the phrase “Million Dollar Smile” first originated is anybody’s guess. Even though it was probably first linked to Hollywood in some respect, it’s a phrase now more common with the cosmetic dentistry industry worldwide. As a side item, it’s interesting to note that cosmetic dentistry here in America has significant roots in the golden age of Hollywood – starting with California dentist Dr. Charles Pincus, a well-known “Dentist to the Stars” who was responsible for the earliest usage of porcelain veneers (we wrote a great article on that topic not too long ago, and you can read it by clicking here).
As for the art and science of cosmetic dentistry in the creation of the Million Dollar Smile, it’s important to know that a beautiful, winning smile is not something that only wealthy Hollywood Royalty can achieve. Quite the contrary, in fact. For the average person who is self-conscious about their teeth and their smile – one who believes that a change in the appearance of their smile will benefit them personally and professionally – there are a great number of cosmetic dentistry solutions that are readily available. As a qualified general dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry in Kansas City, I can easily say that popular cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, porcelain crowns, and Invisalign “invisible” braces can help almost anyone create a Million Dollar Smile that will have them simply beaming with bright, white, beautiful, straight teeth that make up a smile good enough for the cover of a fan magazine.
There’s no doubt that cosmetic dentistry has the power to change lives. Few of us are born with perfect teeth – even those who have risen to super-celebrity status in Hollywood. Many of those Million Dollar Hollywood smiles are the direct benefit of straightening, whitening, and porcelain veneers. All of these cosmetic dentistry techniques can be performed in our Kansas City office at Gordon Dental. In short, we can all have a Million Dollar Smile. You’ll be amazed at how good it feels to flash that winning grin. Smile big enough and you might even see a few flashbulbs pop!
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry options at Gordon Dental in Kansas City, please call (816) 505-2222 or visit our office on NW Barry Road. Patients come to Gordon Dental from Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, Prairie Village, and Shawnee. We’d love to see you and your family too!
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