Lumineers to get my Hollywood smile?

I am looking at some celebrity photos and their teeth look the perfect size and very white. Did some of them have to get lumineers to get a smile like that or could teeth whitening do it? I want the same kind of Hollywood smile. – Ariel

Ariel – Lumineers, a brand of porcelain veneers, can make your teeth their whitest and look larger, but they may not be the best option for you. In fact, you may not need porcelain veneers at all to make your teeth look larger and whiter.

If you are thinking about getting a smile makeover, see a cosmetic dentist. If your gumline is low on your teeth, it can make them look smaller. Gum contouring can be done to reduce the size of your gumline and make your teeth look larger.

Teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist can get your teeth brilliantly white.

We can’t recommend any treatment for you without an examination, but visit an experienced cosmetic dentist to find out your options for enhancing your smile.

This post is sponsored by New Orleans cosmetic dentist Dr. Duane Delaune. Many patients think he is the best dentist in New Orleans.

Do all dentists know about TMJ?

I think I have TMJ. I told my dentist I think I have it and he pushed around on my cheeks and asked me if it hurt. I told him it was sore and he said you probably do have it but that was all he did. Can’t TMJ be treated? Do all dentists know about it? – Jasmine

Jasmine – All dentists know about TMJ, but not all dentists treat it. To be properly treated, the TMJ disorder requires TMJ-specific continuing education on the part of the dentist.

A dentist who has post-graduate training in TMJ will take imaging studies of your teeth and jaws, and perform tests on your jaw muscles. If you have a mild case, treatment can be simple. It’s best to have an examination from a dentist experienced with treating TMJ.

This post is sponsored by New Orleans cosmetic dentist Dr. Duane Delaune. Find out why many consider Dr. Delaune to be the best dentist in New Orleans.