THE DENTIST IS IN: CHECK UP, CLEANING ZOOM TEETH WHITENING AT FASHION SMILE DENTAL CLINIC
A visit to Fashion Smile is not your usual visit to the dentist. Found in Makati’s business district, this dental clinic will make those scary dentist visits a thing of the past.
I walked into Fashion Smile’s lobby and I immediately felt relaxed. The lobby is not what you’d usually expect to find when visiting a clinic. The comfortable seating, ambient lighting, and soothing aromatherapy fragrances make time in the waiting room worthwhile. Authentic Persian tea was served in a beautiful tea set, all this was enough to make me forget this was a medical appointment.
CARLOS HAS MORE REASON TO SMILE
MANILA, Philippines – A healthy smile is not only beautiful, it is also important to maintain a healthy self-esteem. Studies have proven that dental health plays a significant role in the confidence of a person. People who are negatively conscious about their smile do not feel good about interacting with others.
Ask Carlos Agassi, who experienced the cruelty of show business, when it comes to physical appearance.
“People can be judgmental and unforgiving when it comes to actors and actresses not looking good on the screen or in ads. And in this case, a nice smile, preferably with perfect teeth, can be your savior,” says the Persian-Filipino actor.
A MOTHER’S PRIDE
Having a daughter who follows your footsteps is every mother’s pride. “I am very happy that being in the medical profession is her passion and I am proud of her,” says Dr. Wilma Lagpacan Nikbin of her only daughter, Dr. Shahideh, an entrepreneur and orthodontist.
Dr. Wilma, an obstetrician and gynecologist, married Dr. Fazel Nikbin, a dental surgeon of Persian descent and they have three children.
“Shideh is my eldest, only daughter and my favorite,” admits Dr. Wilma. “She is the adventurer and goal-getter. Dr. Sheiss is the religious one and the family guy, and chef Shoaib is the easy-go-lucky one.”
Wilma was 25 when she gave birth to Shideh. “I was ready, physically and mentally. I prepared a good place with a good atmosphere and all of the things that a newborn needs,” says the 59-year-old Filipino doctor.
Growing up, the three siblings had to adjust to two different cultures: Filipino and Persian. Dr. Wilma says they got the best features of both nationalities.
HEALTHY SMILE, HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM
“A smile can make or break first impressions. So of course we want our smile to be the best,” says Agassi.Many people are unhappy and embarrassed with their smile. A strong correlation has been established between having bad teeth and low self-esteem. Yellow, crooked or missing teeth can affect one’s professional life dramatically, as it can reduce confidence.
On the other hand, a good smile can have a dramatic effect on job interviews, meeting a new partner, making new friends and having a polished and confident professional look.
VENEERS FOR A FASHIONABLE SMILE
GIVE your best smile by showing off perfect teeth. But teeth aren’t perfect: they usually show signs of wear and tear like stains and discoloration, some have cracks or chips, some are misaligned, uneven or irregularly-shaped, and some teeth have gaps in between
Fashion Smile has the perfect solution for perfect teeth: dental veneers. A dental veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage.
Dental veneers are used to correct a variety of teeth problems like stains, cracks of chips. They’re thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored material. They are designed to cover the front of your teeth. The veneers are then bonded to the front of the teeth to change their color, size or appearance. They can be made from composite resin or porcelain.
TAUMBAHAY WITH DR. SHIDEH NIKBIN
TIME FOR PERFECT SMILES
Braces are more than just aesthetic accessories for your teeth. They actually serve health purposes because straighter teeth actually have health benefits. Braces close the gap between teeth; correct an overbite, an underbite and a crossbite; allow for easier cleaning; lessen stress on the jaw; and create an even wear pattern to keep teeth strong for years.
And, of course, braces straighten teeth for a smile that exudes confidence and beauty.
“When your teeth are crooked, your bite is not exactly the way it should be for optimal chewing. Your teeth will end up hitting and rubbing against each other in ways that they were not designed to. Over time, this abnormal stress can have a devastating effect on the teeth and jaws. This stress can cause your teeth to wear down, chip or even to fracture. It can also dramatically advance the wear and tear your jaw would normally undergo, causing pain in the joint and difficulty chewing,” explains Dr. Shahideh L. Nikbin, orthodontist and co-founder of Fashion Smile Dental Spa.
A CONFIDENT SMILE
Milka Romero is only 20, but she has already established three restaurants in the metro — ROKU Sushi + Ramen in TriNoma and Katipunan and Sushi Nori in SM Aura.
Milka’s fit bod is courtesy of her intense football training. Her confident smile is courtesy of Fashion Smile Dental Spa, where she gets her Philips Zoom Whitening procedure, the most advanced laser teeth whitening system
“Looking back at my years here in the Philippines, I realized that a simple smile can bring happiness to other people’s lives,” says Julz.
And Fashion Smile Dental Spa maintains her smile, the only one she trusts. The founders of Fashion Smile, dental doctors Farzaneh Shamsi and Shahideh Nikbin, are half-Persian and half-Filipino like Julz.
Both doctors believe that self-assured smile is powerful and can open doors, break ice and create connections.
Julz believes this, too. “I don’t know how many smiles I have given which I hope have inspired others,” she says.
An advice Julz gives to those who admire her is to never give up on their dreams.
“No matter how many obstacles we go through in life we must learn to have hope and always be strong. Being in the entertainment industry has always been a goal of mine, just having a chance to show my talent and to inspire others,” Julz says.
SMILE TO STRESS-FREE ORAL HEALTH SERVICE OF DR. SHIDEH L. NIKBIN AND DR. FARZANEH SHAMSI
Fashionable, trendy, relaxing and peaceful are different words that when you experience all together the feeling is almost indescribable. At Fashion Smile Dental Wealth & Spa and Aramesh Wellness and Spa located at the heart of Makati, patients enjoy one-of-kind services that make them trendy, stress-free, and serene. How? First, it is by “who” is the passionate dynamic-duo behind these establishments – Dr Shahideh L. Nikbin (DMD, DDS, MSD Orthodontist) and Dr. Farzaneh J. Shamsi ( DMD Surgeon and Cosmetic Dentist).
Though taking care of oral health is must for all, but people still find it tedious and nerve-wrecking. Arguably it is because of the automatic expectations that when they visit dental clinics and dentists the experience would only be between boring and scary.
GWEN PANG PEARLY WHITES PRIDE
BESIDES her unblemished track record in volunteerism and humanitarian service, Philippine Red Cross Secretary General Gwen Pang also takes pride in her pearly whites that give her confidence and a smile that’s warm and accommodating.
“I always smile at people, whether I know them or not. A smile says a lot of things about a person. And I take time and effort to maintain my teeth healthy and white,” says Pang.
ZOOM YOUR WAY TO WHITER TEETH
WHITENING toothpastes may not work as well as they are advertised. It only works after a teeth-whitening procedure to maintain white teeth.
“But if you really want to whiten your teeth, using only whitening toothpaste might work but the change is very minimal after using it for a long period of time,” said Dr. Farzaneh Jimenez Shamsi, a Filipino-Persian dentist.
Teeth become discolored because of many reasons. Certain food and drinks like coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain teeth. Smoking or chewing tobacco can also have the same effect. Of course, poor dental hygiene such as inadequate brushing and flossing to remove plaque and stain-producing substances can cause tooth discoloration.
BRIGHT SMILES ON THE BRIGHTEST TIME OF THE YEAR
Fashion Smile Dental-Spa uses state-of-the-art procedures to enhance the beauty of its clients’ smiles.
Celebrities like the members of Los Viajeros like Fashion Smile’s ambience that relaxes them and makes them feel at ease during treatments.
“We have never experienced such friendly and caring attitude. The service is 5-star quality and the dentists’ approach is very reassuring,” they say.
NOT YOUR USUAL DENTIST
FASHION Smile is not your usual dental clinic. And its resident dentist, co-founder and co-owner Dr. Shideh L. Nikbin, is not your usual dental practitioner either.
The 31-year old Filipino-Persian orthodontist has the mission of bringing happiness and confidence to her patients.
“Dentistry became my passion after seeing the happiness in every patient; how much a laughter and smile without covering their mouth can boost someone’s confidence and lives. That was the moment I knew I wanted to be an orthodontist and a dentist,” shares Dr. Nikbin
SMILE IS FASHIONABLE
THEY say one’s clothes reflect one’s fashion sense. But, for these two Filipino-Persian dentists who chose to practice in the Philippines, a smile is the best thing to wear that does not go out of fashion
This is the idea behind Fashion Smile dental Clinic in Makati City. Co-founded and owned by Dr. Farzaneh J. Shamsi and Dr. Shahideh L. Nikbin, Fashion Smile offers general dentistry (oral prophylaxis, pit and fissure sealant, restorations, and endodontics),orthodontics (retainers, braces, TMJ appliances), cosmetic dentistry (veneers, dental crowns, bridges, dentures, inlay/onlay, teeth whitening, implant, bone grafting), and surgery (extraction, odontectomy or wisdom tooth removal, currettage).