There are any number of reasons for people to want to improve the way their smile appears to others. Business men and women for instance, are meeting and greeting customers and associates everyday, all day. They want to come across as positive and confident to make as good an impression as possible.
A first impression sticks. Stained or misshapen teeth can take away from the impact that a dazzling smile can make, whether in a professional situation or on a personal level. Your dentist can advise you on the ways to prevent staining and can offer a multitude of cosmetic dental procedures to correct or conceal many kinds of imperfections.
There are some foods and drinks that are infamously known stain causers. Unfortunately many of them are among our favorites – soft drinks, coffee, tea, and red wine, to name a few, but if we want to keep our pearly whites looking their best we may have to make some sacrifices. Moderation and preventive methods are key. If you like to enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner for instance, feel free but rinse with plain water afterwards and if you like to have a soda now and then use a straw so that the sugary drink doesn’t come so directly in contact with your teeth.
Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once is a basic recommendation for the prevention of cavities and gum disease. Good oral health habits also work to keep your teeth bright and your breath fresh. Your dentist may approve a toothpaste with whitening agents as an extra measure. An in-office professional tooth whitening procedure can be the best way to ensure a good outcome. Talk to your dentist about all the possibilities available.
If your teeth are chipped or marred in any way dental bonding can restore them. Older fillings can be replaced with a composite resin that is colored to match the shade of your natural teeth and porcelain veneers can be placed over teeth that have shifted or have gaps between them. These are just some examples of what cosmetic dentistry has to offer.
Rely on Southlands Dental in Aurora to offer you the latest in dental technology. Call 720-886-0606 today.