Tips For Planning Your Dental Makeover

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A dental makeover can be just the thing that you need to revitalize your appearance and to give you a better sense of confidence. When you are planning your dental makeover, it is important to approach this with a strategy and mindset that will help you to see this dental work through.

Start By Addressing Dental Health Problems

Prior to beginning the cosmetic treatments, you should have any current dental health problems addressed. This should include both cavities and other types of tooth damage along with issues with the gums. Failing to get these problems treated may greatly limit your options for cosmetic procedures. A thorough dental examination can help to identify these problems so that you will know what dental problems need to be corrected.

Consider Whether Your Teeth Need To Be Straightened

Having straight teeth is one of the most important characteristics for determining the quality of your smile. Adults that are looking to undergo a dental makeover may overlook getting their teeth straightened due to assuming that only children and teenagers will benefit from these treatments. However, it is entirely possible to effectively straighten an adult's teeth. Considering the importance of straight teeth, it is important for individuals to start their smile makeover with these straightening procedures as it will likely take the longest to complete but may provide the most noticeable results.

Undergo A Laser Whitening Procedure

Deep staining is another embarrassing dental problem that you might experience. When staining is particularly severe or penetrates deep into the teeth, laser whitening may be the best option for removing the stains so that the color of the teeth can be restored. Laser whitening is often done in a series of stages, and the number of treatments that will be needed is likely to be determined by the severity of the staining.

Accept That Your Procedures May Need To Be Done In Phases

The process of dramatically changing the appearance of your smile is something that may take some time to complete. For example, having your teeth straightened can take months to complete. Also, some individuals may find paying for all of the treatments that they want challenging. By coming into this process with the understanding that it may take some time to complete, it will be easier to avoid becoming frustrated or discouraged. During your initial consultation about your smile makeover, your cosmetic dentist will be able to clearly outline the timetable for the best case scenario for this process, which may also help you to feel more comfortable with what to expect.


28 September 2018

Getting Your Toddler to the Dentist Once and For All

Toddlers should see a dentist for the first time by the age of twelve months or by the time their first tooth comes in. But if you are a parent with toddlers anything like mine, the prospect of going to the dentist (let alone anywhere!) can be pretty intimidating. My kids were a handful growing up. They had tantrums any time we would have to sit in a waiting room, and they refused to get in the dentist's chair during their first few visits. So, I had to employ a professional to help me make the transition to finally getting them in that dental chair without all the screaming and crying. I know I'm not the only parent in this situation, so I decided to share the information I've learned with others who can use a little help. You can find all my advice right here on these pages!