In dentistry, the beauty is the result of a balance between game teeth, lips, face and person. According to Dr. Dalloca serve real artistic skills to create “smiles” and individual harmonics that take into account the patient’s singularity.

“Beauty is what being seen like” St. Thomas Aquinas

A pleasant face, a smile helps to live well with oneself and with others, influencing the quality of our lives. It is therefore only fair and reasonable that people today are attentive to the beauty of the smile and ask the dentist valid results on the aesthetic level as on that of the function.

Dr. Luca Dalloca is a cosmetic expert who is familiar with the many shades of beauty, having written several books on the subject. He graduated first in dentistry at Tufts University in Boston and then in Italy at the University of Pavia, is president of the European of Cosmetic Dentistry and Health Design consultant, one of the greatest Italian cosmetic dentistry centers and representative network worldwide Oral Design.

Dr. Dalloca, she studied in the United States and Italy: there is no difference between American and European aesthetic?

I would say so, but slowly things are changing and incredibly is taking place an exchange of aesthetic canons between the United States and Europe. Until about twenty years ago, the US was the most popular classic
smile all the same and very symmetrical, the typical “Hollywood smile”, while here in the natural Europe was by far the favorite. Now going on the contrary, that in recent times overseas is increasingly fashionable Italian products, ranging from clothing to kitchen, and individualism is playing an increasingly important role, while paradoxically in Europe with the globalization of the media and with the arrival of satellite television and shows like “extreme make over”, the aesthetic canon is more and more stereotyping resulting in depersonalization.

What is the demand that more Italian patients do in terms of aesthetics?

The demand and increasingly that of a perfect smile and very white: these two, however, adjectives are the antithesis of real nice, and it’s up to us, who are the experts, to educate our patients to understand that actually nice is what seems true and it integrates smoothly into the face. The smile, at the perceptual level, is responsible for 60-70% of the entire facial appearance and is therefore even more important than any other aesthetic discipline.

What are the next goals to reach for those concerned with aesthetics?

The sectors that are still growing, in spite of any crisis, are those that deal with health and aesthetics, so I think a key asset for the future of our profession is in no longer distinguish between dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. All the dentistry has to be aesthetic; no aesthetic function and biology can not exist and do not work. We do not forget that sometimes we can get good results in the mouth (or mouth), but then the overall effect is far from natural and attractive. The solution to create a really good aesthetic result is much deeper and must be sought in the perceptive ability, that each of us possesses, to evaluate the compositions in a balancing act.


10 Rules for a smile star: Anyone can have a sunny and charming smile with a few small details!

1 A Beautiful Smile Give Security. The 60/70% facial appearance depends precisely on how to smile. A beautiful smile can rejuvenate and to change the face of a person much more than cosmetic surgery. It is not only beauty but also to gain confidence.

2 Harmony. It rhymes with symmetry. For an attractive smile is important naturalness, or harmony between teeth and gums, and between smile and facial features. This does not mean perfection. Rather! The best smiles are those that are defective. Too much perfection is fake and terrifying.

3 Cleaning. It is the key to a smile a star. Proper oral hygiene is the most effective tool for healthy teeth and beautiful over time. Only the mechanical action of the floss, toothbrush and toothpaste allows the removal of plaque, responsible for the diseases of the teeth. The best toothpaste is fluoride, and it just very little!

4 Mouthwash, Brushing and flossing. For an effective hygiene, it is important to know where nestles the plate or between the tooth and the tooth (30%), close to the gingiva (20%) and in the furrows of the posterior teeth (50%). After wire and toothbrush, mouthwash with fluoride used especially in the evening, is a valuable ally to strengthen the enamel acid attack.

5 Checks Periodicals and Professional Cleaning. For perfect hygiene is recommended professional cleaning every six months. If, however, we are lazy in the evening and the wire is not a friend, it is best to consult your dentist every three months because the plaque that we can not be removed within 48 hours becomes tartar, which can only be removed with professional instruments (scaler) .

6 Smoking, Coffee, Tea and Candy. Just as all sugary drinks, smoking, coffee, tea and sweets are the number one enemies of smile as they maintain long-mouth acidity and thus is more likely to decay the teeth attacks. Also, no toothpaste, as “bleaching,” is able to remove the stains that these substances cause; specific grinding pastes are needed on rotating instruments or spotting precision.

7 Chewingum Pros and Cons. It can be a valuable ally against plaque if no sugar, enriched with fluoride and used immediately after lunch for a limited time (max. 03.05 minutes). This can help you bring your mouth to a pH adjusted in just a few minutes instead of the 20 that occur normally.

8 whitening. The color of teeth is a bit like the color of skin, each has its own. Bleaching is recommended only in the case of dark teeth made from root canals, prolonged intake of food and colored beverages or nicotine. There are different types of whitening: the dentist, guarantee an effective whitening with the least possibility of side effects; home, as effective as the one in the studio, is performed under supervision of a dentist and provides for nighttime use for 5-6 days in custom masks and silicone gel; pharmacy, have low costs, but funionano have a life much more limited in time and can cause problems of hyper-awareness of the tooth or the gum.

9 Pains? It may be the fault of teeth. Cervical and strain the neck muscles may be the fault of the teeth. The occlusion not perfect between the teeth and bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause contractures to areas adjacent to the mouth, such as the neck and head. A warning: the classic click clack ear or even jaw lock. The early interception allows to solve the problem through a bite that allows you to create a “safety barrier” between the teeth.

10 Care Of Lips. The lips are the frame smile. There is nothing worse than a beautiful smile surrounded by chapped lips or with small or large defects. It’s a bit ‘like a Van Gogh painting with a plastic frame. The “smile” award goes to Angelina Jolie, an imperfect smile, but very natural, solar and goddess lips. More beautiful than this you can not!