Why Achieving The Perfect Smile Is Easier Than Ever!
Many people are not confident with the way their teeth look and this means they try to hide their smile behind their hands, or perfect a smile which doesn’t reveal their teeth. This is a shame because your smile is the main way that we communicate to others that we are happy, feel at ease and that we are approachable. Research has shown that even the very action of smiling releases feel good hormones.
Thankfully these days you have many options regarding improving the look of your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is open to all and there is no age limit on when corrective and cosmetic dentistry can take place. Howard Silver, DDS is a family dental practice offering dental care, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.
This article aims to highlight ways of perfecting your smile!
Look after your teeth
Ensure you keep up with routine checkups and brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste. Often using an electric toothbrush gives a better result. Cut back on sugary foods and drinks, to avoid dental decay.
Communicate with your dentist and express any dissatisfaction you may have with how your teeth look. Your dentist will be able to discuss options available to you. Sometimes just a simple stain removing procedure may be all you need.
Teeth whitening procedures
Having stained and discoloured teeth is a major reason for people not liking their smile. A build of stains from tea, coffee and red wine can become difficult to remove by brushing alone. Thankfully there are many teeth whitening treatments now available. The object of teeth whitening is to lighten the natural colour of your teeth, to a similar whiteness of the whites of your eyes. This will look more natural rather than dazzling!
Your dentist can advise you on the best method for your individual needs. You can purchase home whitening kits from your dentist, have a whitening treatment at the dentist, or you could opt for laser whitening.
The cost varies depending on which treatment you choose.
If your teeth are crooked or you have gaps from missing teeth, you may wish to research the large number of cosmetic dentistry options available. Crooked teeth can be straightened by orthodontic braces. The number of brace options have changed and some braces are barely visible.
Missing teeth can be replaced by bridges or dental implants, the techniques are much more advanced compared to the past. Some people opt to have porcelain veneers applied to their teeth and you can also opt to have all amalgam fillings changed to white ones.
Rather than just putting up with the teeth that nature supplied you with, you now have many options. Your dentist should be your first point of call, they can refer you to a more specialised cosmetic dentist if required.
Ensure you check out the credentials of any cosmetic dentist you choose, as in all industries, there are unscrupulous cosmetic dentists with little training. Ask how long the dentist has practiced for, ask to see previous work and ensure there are no hidden aspects to the pricing plan.