Last week while the world was riveted on the loss of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, I was fascinated by the contrast in their smiles. Farrah Fawcett flashing her famous smile and Michael Jackson most often showing no teeth at all. What made Farrah’s smile so extraordinary? It was broad – she showed all of her teeth back to the first molars and her bottom teeth too. The New York Times obituary said of one famous photo of her: “She looked delicious but also a little carnivorous, her gleaming white teeth frozen in a friendly but slightly ferile smile.“
Farrah’s photo was taken in the early 1970’s, well before veneers or cosmetic dentistry. Back then we didn’t have the dental materials or technology to create such a beautiful smile. It had to be natural. Today it takes great skill to approximate such a gorgeous smile. Come in to our Long Island dental office for a consult and we’ll discuss what we can do for you to give you that Farrah Fawcett smile!