Reboot your smile for the New Year with Toothy tips from BH dentist David Frey
- Posted on: Jun 24 2016
Source: examiner.com by Patti Pietschmann
Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist to the stars, Dr. David Frey, shared some toothy tips with Examiner.com on how to make your smile glow with whiter, healthier teeth with fees from ‘0’ to $1,000 and up. Dr. Frey is popular for many cosmetic procedures by a patient favorite is his ‘Smile Makeover’ which gets many of his clients to call him the Picasso of dentistry. Let us begin with the free tips such as “Get bright, movie star white smile by limiting dark colored food/drinks like red wine, coffee, and caramel colored fizzy sodas (which can also wear down enamel).
Now for about five bucks he says you should pick up some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. ‘The former is mildly abrasive and neutralizes acid that produces bacteria while removing stains, the latter removes stains at the molecular level from inside the porous structure of the tooth,” he says. Believe it or not Dr. Frey says that strawberries can aid in teeth whitening. “Strawberries, contain malic acid, which behaves as an astringent to remove color molecules from the natural tooth structure.,” he explained. “combine backing soda and crushed strawberries; brush the mixture on the teeth with a toothbrush and leave for 5 minutes. Then rinse with water and brush the teeth with toothpaste for two minutes”
Improvements under $50
- Coconut Oil (aka Oil Pulling) $10.00 – $23.99 – Dr. Frey subscribes to this swishing technique as a natural preventative: Coconut Oil is a powerful destroyer of microbes that can lead to tooth decay, as well as, gum disease.
- Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips with Advance Seal – provides quick results & mild sensitivity are his drugstore pick when you can’t make it into the dental chair
Improvement under $499
- Zoom laser whitening – Dr. Frey utilizes this technique for patients that want a quick result. While the four, 15-minute cycles can be varied for those with more sensitive teeth, the complete treatment produces several shades whiter with moderate pain post the procedure.
Improvements under $1,500
- Veneers – Dr. Frey is famous for repairing and correcting crooked teeth, tooth color, and a long list of other minor flaws that can be completed in a few days. Porcelain veneers can provide perfect looking, straight teeth that take 10 years off the patient’s face for a more youthful appearance veneers can range from $1,000.00 to $2,500 per tooth depending on the patient’s needs. However, a dramatic restoration can be completed with as few as two or four veneers on the upper teeth.
Any of the above suggestions might be worth following especially if you’re planning to shoot a lot of smiling selfies during the holidays or pose for family photos. Or if you just want to start the New Year out on the right ‘tooth.’
A graduate of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, cosmetic dentist Dr. David Frey authored two books, including Revitalize Your Smile and was awarded a patent for Zone performance-enhancing mouth guard for high impact sports. Dr. Frey D.D.S. is located in Beverly Hills at 462 N. Linden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry