Danger!!! Dental Fashions !!!
We always say that the face is our main business card. And a vital part of it is the smile, which, as in the rest of the body, is influenced by aesthetic trends and fashions that are not always beneficial for our oral health. We summarize some of them.
It is usually considered that separate teeth are an imperfection. However, a few years ago it became a trend to undergo orthodontic treatments to separate the front teeth, obtaining a more fresh and youthful appearance when creating a diastema.
Skyce and Dental Piercings
Many stars choose to apply dental ornaments to wear as a complement to their outfits at events or celebrations. As in the case of tattoos, it can be temporary or semi-permanent.
Temporary, known as Skyce, are simply appliques as a dental inlay that adheres to the enamel provisionally ornaments such as brilliant, gold, silver or beads of various materials.
On the other hand, if we decide to go further and opt for a semi-permanent piercing, we must know that it is an invasive technique through which we go through dental enamel and that because they hinder hygiene and promote the accumulation of food debris, it can lead to consequences such as increased danger of accumulation of plaque, bacteria, tartar, infections and tooth decay, as well as tooth breakage, gum inflammation and other oral diseases.
Tateeht: Tattooing your teeth – Tateeht
From English Tattoo & teeth, tattoos on the teeth also created a trend. They can be reversible or permanent, so that either a kind of decal is applied on the dental surface with the possibility of re-showing our tooth with its original white appearance.
If, on the contrary, we want a permanent tattoo, the technique to follow is to place a veneer with the printed tattoo. However, this implies prior carving to adjust the veneer of a tooth that can be healthy, thus losing tooth mass in perfect condition. Always without exception should be done by a dentist.
Oh 80! How many fashions they brought us! Among them, in the hands of hip hop music and rappers, the tendency to decorate the teeth of real dental jewelry works, the more effect “bling-bling” and the more shine it has, the better.
It is about covering the dentures temporarily or permanently of jewelry works made by preferably renowned brands in order to gain social prestige based on noble materials and precious stones (gold, diamonds, etc.). It is a fashion that resurfaced a few years ago by the hand of the Dirty South style.
It is styled in Latin American or Southeast Asian countries, countries with marked social inequalities, where teenagers upload videos to YouTube showing tutorials where they make their own orthodontics with the intention of denoting a high social and economic status.
They are placed simply dragged by a fashion, an aesthetic trend, without specific therapeutic needs. Quite the contrary, the consequences that result from its use are wide, since they alter the adjacent tissues due to the pressure they exert on the teeth.
It owes its name to that only seen when smiling. It is a piercing located in the frenulum of the upper gum. It is a place where it is easy for complications and infections to arise since it can be easily lifted and, as with other tongue or lip perforations, they are centers of accumulation of bacteria that can seriously affect your health oral, which means that extreme caution and care and hygiene are necessary.
It means Do Double Teeth ’. It comes from Japan, where there is a tendency that leads us to believe that women with imperfect, childish and somewhat vampire smile are more attractive to the opposite sex. To do this, they file, lengthen and discolor their teeth so that they have a somewhat crooked and slightly sharp and prominent appearance, providing a touch of innocence and naivety that has become popular among young Japanese.
However, undergoing this type of treatment can have dire consequences such as dental fractures, periodontal disease, phonetic problems, joint and / or muscle pain, wear and bruxism, among others.
Blackened teeth – Tooth blackening
Again from Japan comes the popular tradition of blackening the teeth with a solution of iron filings, vinegar, sake and tea; In addition to the aesthetic purpose, this staining was considered as a preventive against tooth deterioration by acting as a sealant. It was practiced especially by married women and aristocratic or samurai men.
Especially rooted from the 10th to the 19th century, it was losing strength until it disappeared in the Meiji period with the opening to the western world.
Dental White Rexia
Finally, at the other end, there is the love for the extreme white of the teeth, which reaches the obsession. It is a trend that copies celebrities through the media and that, in some way, is taken as a symbol of success, prestige and prosperity.
It refers to the tendency to abuse teeth whitening treatments and sometimes even without any medical control. This exaggerated use of bleaching methods that can be accessed in shopping centers or even through the internet and that promise fast and miraculous results, can lead to extremely damaging effects on the oral health of the patient, such as enamel and pulp damage, hypersensitivity or chemical abrasions of gums.
So you already know. Our advice is that you make responsible use of trends and fashions and never, never harm your oral health. To make sure it is, do not hesitate and make an appointment online or through the phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our website www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia.
And remember that we do not close during the month of August and we will continue attending you at our clinic in Alfredo Torán y Olmos, 7 (corner Avda. Francia, 27).
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