Wear a Smile To Last a Lifetime
Whether you are preparing for a prom, wedding, or other special occasions, nothing is more memorable than when you wear a smile.
A healthy smile starts with regular dental checkups to keep your teeth and gums in tip top condition and to catch any concerns early – even for your general health. After all, if your mouth hurts, you can’t eat and enjoy the variety of nutritious foods which help insure good health.
However, to perk up your pearly whites, there are cosmetic procedures which can make your smile picture perfect.
Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide), break stains into smaller pieces, so the color is less concentrated and teeth brighter.
Teeth whitening may not work on all teeth, which is why it is important to talk to your dentist first. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance or protect teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Veneers are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years.
Ask Your Dentist
When you look your best, you often feel best too. Ask your dentist what procedures would be suitable for you so you can wear a smile with confidence.