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Having a strong and effective oral hygiene routine will hopefully never go out of style. Brushing two times a day for two minutes and flossing every day are trends that should stay trending as long as we have teeth in our mouths.
There are a few trends in oral health and dental “style” that are a bit less common and perhaps ones whose popularity will be fleeting. Time will tell, as with all trends.
1. Tooth Reshaping (Snaggletooth)
For Japanese women of all ages, the “snaggletooth” look is a trend that has been making it’s way into the mouths of previously complete smiles over the last few years. While Kirsten Dunst’s jagged smile was the one she was born with and has learned to love, for some women the reshaped teeth provide the youthful appearance they are seeking. Known as “yaeba” in Japanese, the elongated canine teeth can create the potential for increased sensitivity to hot and cold as well as risk of breaking.
2. Tooth Gap (London Gap)
While many people seek various interventions to make their teeth perfectly aligned and close together, a counter trend has emerged to allow for generous spacing, particularly in between the front teeth, known as the London Gap. Originally made famous by high profile fashion models, the London Gap, is seen by some as a way to stand out or have a unique look. If one doesn’t occur naturally, some women have had the space created or had a slight split made wider.
3. Tooth Jewelry
While we think a healthy, white smile is the best looking “bling” a smile can offer, there are some people who like to go to the next level. By adding dental jewelry, such as designs offered by Twinkles, diamond, gold, or jewel studs are adhered to the tooth’s surface. Dental jewelry is something you purchase for yourself but require a professional to bond the stud to the tooth. It is important to talk with your dentist about any potential risks.
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