Cosmetic Dentistry: Paving the Way Towards a More Confident Smile
Night has finally arrived and your amazing blind date is coming to an end. He walks you to the door and you start to fidget with your keys in hopes that he’ll lean in for that goodnight kiss. He leans in, begins to open his mouth and your excitement quickly begins to diminish as you are faced with a bright yellow display of dirty, unhealthy teeth. Although I’ve created a fictional scenario, there are a number of people who have confidence issues because of bad teeth. It may be because they haven’t taken care of their teeth with the proper techniques, thus leading to all sorts of dental issues including, gingivitis, gum disease, cavities and losing teeth altogether. Thankfully, advances in cosmetic dentistry have begun to help people to regain not only confidence with their smiles, but within their lives as well.
There are a number of procedures that can be done to help improve a broken smile. Teeth whitening is possibly the most popular cosmetic procedure performed on teeth. Dentists use specially formulated bleach that is safe for the mouth to brighten teeth and remove previous stains. The good thing about teeth whitening is that it can be done completely at the dentist’s office, or if you aren’t really a fan of going to the Dentist, you can perform the whitening within the comfort of your own home. Another procedure that is beginning to grow in popularity is veneers. These are thin custom-made shells that are designed to fit snug and comfortably over the front side of your teeth. Veneers are used to treat spaces in between teeth, teeth that may be chipped or cracked, and they also treat permanently stained teeth.
So don’t fret if your teeth aren’t in perfect condition because there is help. I believe that a healthy smile can help to build a person’s confidence to overwhelmingly high levels. A beautiful smile can make anyone feel good about themselves, and thanks to cosmetic dentistry people now have options to lead them to the smile they have always dreamed of.
For more information on comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Robert Williamson today!