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The Sands 10 and 10: More Ways to Get a Celebrity Smile

woman being photographed by paparazziWhat does it take to have a celebrity smile? Dr. Sands has worked with many celebrities, including Britney Spears, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and many more. All of these stars have teeth that are beautifully white, straight, and symmetrical. In a previous post, we discussed the various treatments these celebrities have done to achieve their perfect pearly whites. Today we will discuss the one treatment that will meet virtually any concern you may have. It’s called the Sand’s 10 and 10.

The Sand’s 10 and 10 uses porcelain veneers to improve the 10 top and 10 bottom front teeth that show when you smile. This specialized treatment will whiten, straighten, fill gaps, correct asymmetry, and fix cracks and chips in the teeth. While some dental treatments will only meet one need, the Sand’s 10 and 10 will meet them all.

Some people opt for a treatment like teeth whitening, only to discover that even though their smile is white, it still doesn’t look as perfect as a celebrity’s. Patients are often surprised after braces or Invisalign® as well. They complete their one to two years of straightening treatment and realize their final result is not as great as they expected it would be. Perhaps their teeth are too short or their gums show significantly when they smile. There may be another aesthetic detail that may be missing. By replacing the front 20 teeth with porcelain veneers, all the aesthetic concerns will be met.

As an aesthetic dentist for many celebrities, Dr. Sands knows how to create the perfect smile. He can improve the shape of the teeth, the gum line, color and brightness of the teeth, alignment of the teeth, and any other imperfections with this treatment. During a consultation at his Beverly Hills practice, he can assess your smile and suggest the treatment that will provide the “perfect 10” look.

If you are interested in the Sand’s 10 and 10 or another cosmetic dental procedure, please contact Dr. Kevin B. Sands by calling (310) 273-0111 today. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.

Facts About Missing Teeth

Close up of a man's lower face and shoulders, smiling with a missing lower incisor on a white background Tooth loss can occur as a result of decay, gum disease, cancer, injury, or wear. Missing teeth can detract from the aesthetics of the face, cause bone loss in the jaw, and affect speech and chewing abilities. You may be surprised by the following facts about missing teeth and the importance of replacing them.


According to the American College of Prosthodontists, over 35 million people in the United States do not have any teeth, and 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth.

How to Correct Them

Missing teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge, dentures, or dental implants, depending on how much of the tooth is missing or how many teeth are missing.

Implants Get to the Root of the Problem

When an entire tooth is missing, the jawbone that once supported the tooth and its roots will begin to deteriorate from disuse. Dental implants replace the root of a missing tooth to prevent atrophy of the jawbone. For more information on this, check out my blog about how dental implants prevent bone loss.

If you would like to correct missing teeth or are interested in any other cosmetic dentistry procedure, Kevin B. Sands, DDS is here to help. He offers a wide range of dental treatments to help each and every one of his patients achieve the smile they desire. We encourage you to contact our practice by calling (310) 273-0111 or by filling out our online contact form today.

A Clean Mouth for Overall Health

A smiling woman pointing to her perfect teeth on a white backgroundIt is generally known that keeping our mouths clean is important for our oral health, but many do not know that oral health is directly related to overall health. Many health issues originate in the mouth and then spread or contribute to problems in other areas of the body. So, while you’re practicing good habits and avoiding the bad to keep your mouth healthy, you are actually keeping the rest of your body healthy as well.

Prevent Health Problems From Disease

Good oral hygiene will help prevent diseases of the mouth, which will eliminate the risk of these diseases causing other health problems. One study conducted at the University of Texas found that poor oral health was a risk factor for oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV has been shown to cause between 40 to 80 percent of oropharyngeal cancers. Gum disease is known to increase your risk for many ailments; 40 percent of the bacteria found in the arteries of stroke patients originated in the mouth, and bacteria from the mouth can combine with platelets in the blood and lead to blood clots, heart disease, and heart attack. Individuals with gum disease also have an increased risk of high blood sugar and chronic lung disease. Maintaining a good oral care regimen will keep your mouth clean and help prevent bacteria in the mouth from causing issues in the rest of your body. Surprisingly, taking care of your mouth may also help you achieve your weight-loss goal.

Healthy Weight

The desire for a healthy mouth can help you attain and sustain a healthy weight by motivating you to make good food choices for the sake of your teeth and by preventing mindless snacking. People often try to avoid sugary foods, such as soda and candy, when they are trying to lose weight, but this can be difficult. Preventing the sugar from damaging your teeth can give you additional encouragement to stay away from these harmful foods and choose hearty, fresh foods instead. Check out my previous blog for more information on how sugar harms the teeth. Small lifestyle changes like brushing your teeth more frequently can also help you lose weight. If you brush your teeth after every meal, the minty taste of the toothpaste left in your mouth doesn’t mix well with most foods, which will prevent you from going back for another helping. That fresh, clean feeling in your mouth after brushing (don’t forget the importance of flossing!) can also help stop you from polluting your mouth with an unnecessary snack.

If you have any oral health concerns, Dr. Kevin B. Sands is available at his Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry office. To schedule your consultation, call (310) 273-0111 or fill out our online contact form today.

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