Many of us are looking forward to spring and many people are beginning to make preparations to look and feel their best. That means cleaning out the junk that has accumulated over the past year, hitting the gym, making appointments at the salon, and more – but what about your smile?
Dental Health for the Spring Season
Visiting the dentist is one of the most neglected parts of your overall health, but it shouldn’t be that way! Visiting the dentist can make you feel good and healthy. Dentists want to help your smile look it’s very best, from regular cleaning and polishing, to checking for tooth decay.
Of course, there are other ways to care for your smile. Spring cleaning may mean that it’s time to visit the dentist for cosmetic dental procedures to help your smile be the best it can be, not just for spring and summer trips, but for the months that follow too.
An Attractive Smile – Not Just for Looks
There are a number of ways that possessing an attractive smile can actually help your overall health. This is because people who have attractive smiles feel better, more intelligent, and more successful. Appearances can do a lot to boost self-esteem for adults and teens alike, and the healthier and better looking your teeth are, the more likely you are to smile in the first place.
Cosmetic Procedures to Enhance Your Smile
There are a number of different procedures that can help your smile shine. One such procedure is simple teeth whitening. This can be done with simple office procedures at the dentist. When you go in for a whitening procedure, your dentist will apply a protective rubber shield or gel to your teeth, and then apply the whitening agent. Your dentist may also incorporate at-home whitening to help your teeth look their very best.
Dental veneers can also improve the look of your teeth, especially when you want to treat discoloration or make your teeth look less worn down or chipped. These are tiny, thin shells that are customized to fit your mouth. They are made of tooth-colored materials and are sometimes called dental porcelain laminates. They are attached to the front of each tooth to change the color, shape, length, or size of the tooth, fixing breaks or misalignments, as well as discoloration. Veneers can be made of porcelain or resin composite materials.
Finally, dental implants are often used to replace missing teeth. Did you know that almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one tooth due to periodontal disease, accidents, or many other reasons? Implants help you look and feel your best by replacing any gaps in your smile. They appear so similar to your natural teeth that no one will be able to tell the difference!
For more information about dental health, or to schedule your appointment, contact us at George Dental today!