What is beauty? As the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Even though I am a dentist in the Tampa area of Florida, a tooth expert one might say, my idea of beauty may not be the same as the readers. To technically describe a beautiful female smile removes the emotions attached to beauty, but this is what I do every day in my dentist office in Palm Harbor.
My description of a beautiful, natural female smile applies to this picture. The central incisors (two front teeth) should be large and round. Very importantly, they should be centered with the midline of the nose (Tom Cruise’s is WAY off) and the lips can slightly cover the tooth or slight amount of gums can show. If gums do show, the space between the centrals needs pink healthy tissue with no dark holes. On tho the lateral incisors (the teeth next to the two front teeth. The lateral incisors should be rounded, 1/2 – 1 mm shorter than the centrals and 2/3 the width of the central incisors. The tip of the cuspids (canines, eye teeth) should be pointy and the same length as the central incisors. The bicuspids and even the first and possibly second molars can and do show in some very full female smiles. Farrah Faucet’s smile was so full that she showed 14 teeth! Imagine that even as a kid I was looking at smiles!
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A