Duchenne Smile – North Myrtle Beach Encourages Real Smiles

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duchenne smile blog 8/9/17Have you ever heard of a “Duchenne smile?” While conducting a study on facial expressions, it was discovered that there are literally two distinct types of smiles: the real smile (formally known as Duchenne smile) and the fake smile.

A Duchenne smile involves a multitude of facial muscles to participate in order to show your pearly whites including the zygomatic major muscle (corners of your mouth) and the orbicularis oculi muscles (the cheeks and muscles around your eyes). Whereas a fake smile, the opposite of a Duchenne smile, only requires the muscles right around your mouth and sometimes not even all of those if you smile with your mouth closed.

When’s the last time you felt confident enough to show off your Duchenne smile? If you still hide your teeth and give a half-way smile when taking pictures, it may be time to boost your confidence with cosmetic dentistry from a dentist in North Myrtle Beach. Call Dr. Emily Hortman at Palmetto Dental Associates today!

Duchenne Smile

Smiling is linked to a bunch of benefits for just a single, simple reason: happiness. When a person smiles, we can assume that that person is enjoying themselves, having a good laugh, or ultimately living in confidence. There are tons of studies that show that happier people experience many more positive outcomes compared to those that stir in negativity and choose to hide their smiles. So, show off your Duchenne smile!

If you’re ready to improve your smile and show it off, explore these treatments and procedures from your cosmetic dentist in North Myrtle Beach.

Porcelain Veneers

Believe it or not, there is a dental procedure that can cover just about any flaw. Porcelain veneers can cover chips, cracks, gaps, and stains on your teeth. You don’t have to receive numerous dental procedures and treatments to get the Duchenne smile you’ve been longing for.

Metal-Free Restorations

When you laugh, you shouldn’t have to think about if people can see dark metal spots in the back of your smile. Most dentists offer metal-free restorations like dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges, solving dental issues and blending your restoration among your natural, Duchenne smile all at the same time.

Teeth Whitening

Despite how your teeth have become discolored, dentists offer professional grade teeth whitening to lift hard, deep-set stains from your teeth.

Direct Bonding

If you have a few minor flaws that you would like fixed, your dentist can apply a thin layer of composite resin to your teeth. This cosmetic procedure can be used to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, discolored, or make short teeth appear longer.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is a comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry. Everyone’s needs are different, so your dentist should take the time to truly understand your goals and develop a comprehensive plan to help you achieve them. Your dentist can combine restorative and cosmetic services to help you get the Duchenne smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Emily Hortman is committed to delivering well-rounded, advanced dental services to everyone that visits her office. During her studies, she’s continued education in advanced implant dentistry, implant supported prosthetics, cosmetic dentistry, and also accommodating special needs patients. Literally, everyone can be confident that they’ll receive high-quality dental care with an emphasis on getting patients to truly love their real smiles. If you would like to meet with Dr. Hortman, feel free to call Palmetto Dental Associates.