A book designed to help patients understand the various facets of dental care – particularly cosmetic dentistry – has become an Amazon UK best seller.

A Reason To Smile: Fixing Broken Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry – with contributions by Drs Shital Patel, Randall Deaton, Stephen DeLoach Jacob DeVinney Randy M Feldman Scott Frank, Allen Ghorashi, Alan R Grodin, Bryan P Kalish, Brian C McDowell, Yasser E Sadek, and Steve Tatevossian – was published in June.

A reason to smile

A Reason to Smile is a candid look at the cosmetic dental industry and offers insights from experts in the field.

The book advises patients on what to look for in a dentist, as well as how to prevent issues and disease by learning to spot problems and becoming proactive about their healthcare.

The comprehensive guide to cosmetic dentistry discusses some of the most common cosmetic procedures offered in today’s dental surgeries, such as teeth whitening, orthodontics, implants, veneers, dentures, and bridges.

Other topics covered include sedation, periodontal health, and paediatric dentistry.

Each chapter gives an overall view of a different topic related to cosmetic dentistry. Furthermore, the authors delve deeper to give the reader the facts about these topics and the applications for their own needs to help them make informed choices about cosmetic procedures.

Benefitting patients

‘It is a great honour to receive positive critical acclaim for this book,’ commented Dr Alan R Grodin, one of the book’s co-authors.

‘But it is even better to learn that patients are benefitting from this information.

‘My purpose in writing was to help patients everywhere understand their dental care options and make good choices.’