Do You Like Your Smile?

What kind of first impression do you think you make? Is your smile holding you back? Having dental problems can hold you back at work and decrease your quality of life. Every person has doubts about their smile regardless if they have dental problems or not, it’s only natural. But if you have teeth that are stained, broken, chipped, or missing, these problems are real and they can shake your self-confidence and your self-esteem.

Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. It is an integral part of the first impression you give to others. Everyone knows that you never get another chance to make a first impression. Teeth that are stained from smoking or drinking lots of coffee or tea make you appear older than you are. Chipped or broken teeth or missing teeth look as if you don’t live a healthy lifestyle. Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean, and therefore, are more prone to cavities and other signs of decay.

Attractive people make more money at work and are generally more popular than their less attractive counterparts. You can change the way you look and subsequently change the quality of your life. Additionally, you’re apt to make more money in the work environment. Indeed, if you choose to invest in your smile, the rewards go well beyond simply having a healthy set of teeth and gum. Good dental health is important to your overall health. If your gum is sore and your teeth are sensitive because of chips or breaks, or if you have missing teeth, you may be inclined to not eat properly and your health may suffer because you do not receive proper nutrition. A dentist can fix these problems.

Bleaching is one of the most common dental procedures and dental equipment that involve using chemicals to whiten teeth. While some people use bleach to remove stains, others simply do it to get a better shade of white. A number of factors including coffee, tea, certain medications and smoking can cause teeth discoloration. It can also be hereditary, and in many cases is simply due to the aging process. While bleaching is often carried out at the dentist’s office, there are home treatments that can be carried out under the supervision of the dentist. The length of time it takes to complete the procedure will depend on the desired results.

Bonding is a procedure that requires using material like ultrasonic scaler that is tooth colored to fill gaps, or to change the color of the teeth. While this is a procedure that requires a single visit to the dentist, the results last for several years. Bonding is a common procedure, but the fact that it is more susceptible to chipping or staining makes it less desirable to a number of people. Bonding can also be used to fill small cavities, or close spaces between teeth. Crown or caps are used over teeth to restore their normal appearance or shape. While they have a very long life, crowns are time consuming and costly, and as such they are not as common as other cosmetic dental procedures.

Veneers are used as a cheaper alternative to crowns. During this procedure, porcelain or plastic materials are placed or cemented over the teeth, to change the color or shape. The dentist takes an impression of the tooth in order to have a custom-made veneer that fits onto the tooth. Veneers will require more than one visit to the dentist. They have a better life expectancy than bonding, and their color stability is more enhanced too.