Tips to Improve Your Smile
Having perfect pearly-white teeth is what everybody desires. After all, aren’t we all mesmerized by our favorite celebrity’s perfectly bright smile? How do we achieve that dazzling, brilliant smile which will make heads turn? Oral health is about more than cavities and gum disease.
Research has shown that there is a correlation between the health of a person’s mouth and their overall health. We, at Fisher & Orfaly Dental, believe that oral health affects your overall health. There are various ways of achieving a healthy smile.
There are several ways that you can whiten your teeth, from over-the-counter products to professional strength products. In-store options include whitening toothpaste, whitening mouthwashes, and whitening strips. Regardless of which product you choose, use products that have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
One reliable method your dentist can provide is whitening trays. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth in order to fabricate custom-fitting trays. You will be given the trays along with a professional strength gel for teeth whitening. Before starting any whitening treatment, you should visit your dentist to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and disease-free.
A crown is an excellent treatment option to reshape and/or change the color of a tooth. A crown slips over a tooth allowing your dentist to make the tooth look the way you want it. Crowns not only provide you with the natural shape of the tooth but also protect a damaged tooth from further deterioration. Generally, people prefer porcelain or ceramic dental crowns because they look and feel like natural human teeth.
Veneers are thin ceramic facings that are cemented to the front teeth. Veneers allow your dentist to change the color and shape of your teeth. Veneers can be used to treat a number of cosmetic concerns including chipped, broken, or smaller than average teeth. Veneers cover the front surface of the tooth.
Your dentist can help improve your smile by applying tooth-colored material to your teeth. This is typically done in one office visit and can dramatically improve the aesthetics of your teeth. Dental bonding is a tooth-colored resin that is applied to the affected area of the tooth and then hardened using a special light. These are among the least expensive treatments to improve your smile.
Orthodontic Clear Aligners
While you may think of braces as something only for children, orthodontics is a great option for adults that want to straighten their teeth. Orthodontic advancements have made it possible to straighten teeth without metal braces. Now dentists have clear aligners as an option. These aligners unlike traditional braces can be removed before eating or brushing teeth. Made out of a special thermoplastic material, the aligners fit snugly onto your teeth.
If you are missing teeth, it can greatly decrease the appearance of your smile. Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth. Surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, they act like a “fake root” which will support a crown that your dentist will make. Implants are a long-term option for restoring your smile.
Brushing And Flossing
Brushing and flossing as directed by your dentist are the most important methods for keeping your mouth healthy. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day to prevent cavities, and improve your oral health. A clean, healthy mouth is much more attractive than a mouth with plaque and red, puffy gums. Good oral hygiene habits will go a long way in improving your smile
Regular Dental Visits
It is important that you have your teeth examined by your dentist and cleaned professionally as instructed by your dentist so that you can keep your mouth healthy and looking great. This can diagnose any dental issue you may have and can be treated well in time.