Dental Tips Blog

Oct
12

Choosing a Better Smile

What’s holding you back from your full potential? Is it something that you’re still working toward like a degree, or is it something you’re self-conscious about – like the way your teeth look when you’re talking to other people? The way our smile looks can be a significant factor when it comes to relationships and self-esteem. Thankfully, you can do something about it.

Deciding to improve the appearance of your smile is a big step. It’s a great way to change the first impression that you make on other people and to simply feel better about yourself. So what’s the next step? 

Talk to your dentist about the health of your smile, and whether or not any diseases like periodontal disease or tooth decay need to be corrected. Treating diseases always comes first. If your mouth is generally fairly healthy, then you can discuss what aspects you would like to change about your smile. Things like chipped teeth, stained enamel, worn down edges, or even crooked and missing teeth. 

Your dentist can review several different options with you when it comes to improving how your smile looks at the same time making it healthier. Most people choose a treatment that’s based around their budget and extent of treatment needed. For some people this is teeth whitening, while for others it is custom dental veneers. There’s an option for everyone. 

Depending on the type of cosmetic dental treatment that you select, some procedures can be completed in just one visit. Treatments like laser whitening, composite bonding and tooth colored fillings are a couple of examples. Porcelain crowns, veneers, and dental implants take extra visits but provide enormous results!

Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists

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