Studies show that up to 90% of interpersonal communication is nonverbal, making your smile one of the most important aspects of your self-image and relationships with others. Renowned biologic restorative and cosmetic dentist Dr. Gerry Curatola says, “Your eyes are the window to the soul, but your smile is the window to the spirit.” Smiling is at the root of happiness. It tightens your cheeks, spreads across your face, and even lights up your eyes. A healthy, beautiful smile can keep you looking and feeling young. So, after decades of enhancing the smiles of some of the most famous people in the world, Dr. Curatola offers his top advice and signature treatments for making and keeping a healthy, beautiful smile:
One of the most foundational services is a professional dental cleaning. Dr. Curatola created a proprietary service which he calls the Rejuvenation Mouth Facial. This detoxifying dental cleaning is meant to mirror a spa facial in the sense that it restores health to teeth while thoroughly relaxing you and leaving you feeling radiant. This dental cleaning also differs from the traditional dentistry concept by using natural products that are free of chemicals like alcohol, triclosan and sulfates. Teeth are polished with gentle antioxidant paste and rinsed with a Himalayan salt solution that is naturally replete with 84 trace minerals.
For a quick cosmetic smile pickup, teeth whitening remains one of the most popular dental services. However, at-home teeth-whitening products are often misused, poorly regulated and can damage teeth. Rejuvenation Brighten & Balance Teeth Whitening is a whitening process that isolates soft tissues in the mouth from the teeth during the whitening process, protecting the patient from the negative effects of damaging oxidation caused by most teeth-whitening products. Dr. Curatola also formulated his own restorative antioxidant “gum mask” to apply after the whitening treatment is completed.
For a longer-lasting restorative smile transformation, Dr. Curatola has been an authority on the design, preparation and finish of porcelain veneers since 1983. Using biologic and biomimetic principles in dentistry, he created Rejuveneer Porcelain Veneers in collaboration with his master dental ceramist, Roberto Rossi. Rejuveneers utilize a conservative prep design that can minimize reduction of tooth structure while maximizing smile aesthetics.
Just like an expensive automobile, regular maintenance, especially at home, is the hallmark of keeping a healthy beautiful smile. Dr. Curatola explains that most oral care products were developed by the “soap makers” who also created detergents for skin, hair and clothes as well as your mouth. The obsession with “killing germs” is not only ineffectual, but harmful based on the emerging science of the human microbiome. As Dr. Curatola says, “It’s time for dentists to get out of the pesticide business and start respecting the science and ‘make peace with our microbes.’” To that end, he has been awarded three patents and has multiple patents pending for his work developing Revitin, a nutritional, prebiotic oral care formulation chock-full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that does not require a poison warning and is “safe to swallow.”
Other innovative supportive therapies offered at his Rejuvenation Health centers include Rejuv-Drip proprietary IV vitamin infusion therapies for optimal immunity, beauty, detox and performance. FLOWpresso, developed in New Zealand, is a restorative wellness therapy that works on cyclical compression throughout the whole body utilizing an inflatable bodysuit with infrared to promote lymphatic drainage and detox while restoring the autonomic nervous system. It is beneficial for patients before and after treatment. Infrared/LED red light therapy optimizes cellular function to reduce inflammation, improving circulation and rejuvenating skin with collagen production. Finally, nothing complements a beautiful healthy smile more than a strong, fit body. Emsculpt, a physiotherapy machine developed in Europe utilizing Tesla PEMF science, can strengthen and tone your core musculature resulting in fitter abs, glutes, arms and legs while improving posture and reducing risk of injury.