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The Difference Between Aesthetic Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry

Really these terms Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry should be synonymous, but often they are not really the same. In my opinion for dentistry to be truly aesthetic it must appear natural and in harmony with a patients other teeth and face. All too often patient’s smiles are made over in a cosmetic but not natural way. The restored smiles call attention to the restorations and say look at me! Look how bright my teeth are, look how uniform my teeth are. This is what some patients’ want- uniform and bright white smile. It may not look completely natural, but that isn’t the point.

Just as when a woman has bright highlights placed in her hair it calls attention to her beautiful hair, cosmetic dentistry can call attention to a patient’s beautiful smile and highlight the smile. This is a great idea, but if the restored smile is perceived as naturally belonging to the patient then it is even more attractive. Tooth shapes must be natural both in shape and color. There must be a blending of a patient’s natural teeth with restored teeth. If a patient is not restoring their bicuspids then often bleaching must be part of the treatment plan for a truly aesthetically restored smile. Also even though straight and perfectly aligned teeth are in general desired aesthetically restored smiles shouldn’t have a perfect alignment, but instead must have edges and tooth alignments with some pleasing variation. Too much symmetry can look static and fake, so truly aesthetic smiles must have some variation in shapes and alignments. The teeth themselves should not be completely monochromatic and should have some translucency close to the edges.

Some ceramicists are loath to introduce variations in alignment and edge positions because they are afraid the case will be found to be unsatisfactory by the patient or the dentist and this is why much cosmetic dentistry has almost a ‘cookie cutter” appearance. All the teeth are the same somewhat opaque bright white color and all the alignments are straight, without variation. These smiles are not examples of ‘aesthetic’ dentistry.

To achieve a truly aesthetic result, often a cosmetic dentist must not be afraid to try out a look – a mock up or dress rehearsal so to speak and make sure the patient likes it. This dress rehearsal should incorporate some pleasing variations in edge position and teeth alignments and once approved by the patient the technician creating the porcelain laminates or crowns must be willing to copy the mock up models when creating a new smile for the patient. Sometimes this can be time consuming, but good work take time and the aesthetic smile that results is usually worth it!

Encourage Your Daughter to Feel Beautiful and Comfortable in Her Own Skin

In the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networking sites, image seems to be everything. If girls from a few generations back had problems feeling confident about themselves once they see reed-thin models or Hollywood celebrities walking down the red carpet, there is even more pressure for young girls these days to look a certain way. Aside from peer pressure, the constant exposure to self-portraits of pouting girls on social networking sites make them feel as if they should look and act that way, too.

As a parent, the issue that you would be dealing with related to this is making your daughter feel beautiful and comfortable in her own skin. Here, we will take a look at the ways that you can encourage your daughter to feel beautiful and happy with exactly how she looks.

Helping Young Girls Feel Good about Themselves

During your daughter’s preschool or kindergarten years, it is but natural for her not to feel too conscious about how she looks due to her young age. It’s also during this age that everyone seems to treat her like a princess, so she definitely feels like one, too. But once your child reaches that crucial stage of being in between childhood and a teenager, that is when she begins to have issues with her face and body.

If she’s a bit heavyset or has a different complexion than others, she may not feel as beautiful as she should. If she sees a Hollywood celebrity wearing skin tight clothes and looking attractive in it, she might feel lacking if she does not have the same body type. These are perceptions that you would have the chance to change as a parent, simply by helping your daughter feel good about exactly how she is built and how she looks. Here are a few more tips on how you can achieve this feat:

• Practice what you preach!
There is probably no woman in the world who does not have something that she does not like about her body – especially once she starts comparing herself with others. But if you have an impressionable young daughter, do not let her see you frowning over the figures on your bathroom weighing scale. Do not make comments about how conscious you are of your own looks, because she might follow suit and have her own insecurities with her body or her looks.

• Encourage your daughter to have fun with clothes and yes, makeup.
Girls naturally veer towards fashion and makeup – and it’s perfectly fine to encourage them to have fun with it. However, you should still stress that natural beauty is the way to go and cosmetics are a simple way to highlight one’s own features.

• Highlight the importance of beauty from within.
This may sound like a cliché but if you would like your daughter to feel comfortable in her own skin, you should highlight the importance of beauty from within. Tell her about how each and every woman is made differently – but it does not mean that she should be insecure if she does not look the same as others. Always tell your daughter how beautiful she is from the inside, and that will translate to how she looks outside.

All these may sound easier said than done. But as long as you are real in your intention to make your daughter feel beautiful and comfortable in your own skin, you should be able to make her feel good about herself, exactly as she is.

Perfection – Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery – Cancun

As one of the world’s famous tourist destination in the world, Cancun, Mexico with its diverse scenic beauty and rich culture has also grown a worldwide reputation in providing some of the finest, outstanding and effective medical spa and plastic surgical procedures in the world. More people are now going to Mexico to pursue their cosmetic surgery treatment because of one solid reason, Mexico is whole lot cheaper compared to USA. Medical tourism and cosmetic surgery at Cancun is now getting famous and earning a lot in the field of cosmetic as it offers world class cosmetic procedures, experienced and well trained medical staff and surgeons.

Different centers like Perfection of Cancun, Mexico offers the best of tummy tucks, breast implants, nose surgery and more. Exceeding the expectations of the patients and giving them the outstanding and unique quality services is the main goal of Perfection. Perfection provides qualified patient coordinators and image consultants from US, Canada and Mexico with more than twenty years experience in plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments. They are trained to explain to their patients about the treatment that best suits their needs. Medical Spa of Perfection has ten therapists specialized in operating lasers, radio frequency and ultrasound therapy.

Furthermore, Perfection focuses on the treatment of photo rejuvenation, erbium laser that eliminate dark spots, stretch marks, scars and acne scars, tattoo removal, treatment of localized fat, spider veins and permanent hair removal. Their clinic at Cancun, Mexico has also room photography and photographers qualified for the surgeon to assess so customers can check through photos about the change Perfection Medical Spa and Cosmetic surgery achieved after the intervention. One of the single most important factors in the success of either surgical or non surgical treatments is determined by surgeons. Medical team and cosmetic surgeons in Mexico is friendly, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable and always makes you feel welcome. Other treatments offered by Perfection were Botox, Fraxel, Laser Depilation, Lumicell: Lymphatic Massage, Accent: Cellulite, Flaccid Skin, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Face Lift and lot more.

So, whatever type of cosmetic surgery you are interested to perform, probably you will be likely to find cheaper prices in Mexico. You can also plan your vacations around your surgeries. It is quite good idea as you not only can relax and enjoy other recreational activities in this popular tourist country but also for faster recovery. As the term medical tourism evolved, it is beneficial to doctors as well as to the government and it is definitely more appealing.