Do you know that when you smile, your body releases endorphins which relax you and make you less stressed? The longer you smile, the more relaxed you become. While some people quickly flash their pearly whites, others do not. If you are in the group that chooses not to flash, here are a few dental treatments that can make you more likely to.
When you have beautiful white teeth, you are much more likely to show them when you smile. Unfortunately, the foods you eat and drink can stain your teeth over the years. Some common culprits include the following:
- Red wine
- Fruit juices
- Tomato-based products
Over time these products can take a toll on the whiteness of your enamel. While numerous teeth whitening products are on the market, none will do as good a job as your dentist.
Over-the-counter products only address surface stains; sometimes, they do not even do that. If you have numerous years of staining, you may see little or no improvement from using these products.
Most products only whiten your six front teeth. Whitening these six can make the rest of your mouth look even dirtier.
Professional teeth whitening done in your general dentistry office is safe and effective. It can provide almost instant results. You can see results in an hour versus waiting a week or longer to see if the whitening will work.
Your dentist will treat all of your teeth, not just your front ones. When you flash your bright smile, all your teeth will be able to represent.
Dental implants can restore your smile if you hesitate to smile due to a missing tooth. Your dentist can build dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth.
Because the implants are permanent, you don't have to worry about taking them out or losing them. With all of the different cosmetic options available to your dentist, no one will be able to tell the difference between your implants and your natural teeth.
If you have a cracked, chipped, discolored, or misshapen tooth, your dentist can repair it with a dental veneer. Veneers are thin shells that fit over a tooth. There are three different types of veneers. These are:
Each has its pros and cons and comes at different price points. Discuss with your dentist which is best for you.