How to Improve Your Smile

Teeth Whitening

There are several ways that you can whiten your teeth, from over-the-counter products to professional strength products.  In-store options include:  1. Whitening toothpastes, 2. Whitening mouthwashes, and 3. Whitening strips.  Regardless of which product you choose, all use products that have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. One reliable method you dentist can provide for you is whitening trays.  Your dentist would take impressions of your teeth in order to fabricate custom fitting trays.  You will be given the trays along with professional strength whitening gel.  Before starting any whitening treatment, you should visit your dentist to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and disease free.

Crowns

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.

Veneers

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.

Bonding

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 esthetics of your teeth.

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.

Implants

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 twice and floss at least one 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.