If you want teeth that look better, feel better, and work better, you don’t have to undergo major dental work. Sometimes, the smallest tweaks and changes are all you need for a smile makeover that renews your self-confidence and improves your appearance.
Here are four of the easiest and fastest ways to spruce up your smile:
1. White Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings do more than just repair cavities. White fillings are used to fix chipped, cracked, deteriorating, gapped, and discolored teeth. Fillings can also be used preemptively to help prevent decay from developing.
Patients who have old silver fillings often ask for white fillings. This choice is aesthetically smart, but it is also functionally better for the tooth that has the filling. Over time, amalgam silver fillings can discolor a tooth, expand, and lead to more dental damage. Plus, they are made with trace amounts of mercury, which is toxic to the body.
Whether you receive a porcelain or composite filling, both are durable, strong, and natural-looking so there will be no evidence that you’ve had any dental work done on the teeth in question.
2. Teeth Whitening
Many people spend a fortune on over-the-counter whitening products that promise success, but just because you can purchase dozens of these items at your local pharmacy, that doesn’t mean they’ll be effective. Most of them, in fact, have no impact. The results are spotty and short-lived if they make a dent at all.
Professional teeth whitening remains one of the fastest and most impactful ways to revamp your smile. ZOOM Whitening takes an hour in your Suwanee dentist’s office. The professional-grade bleaching products are carefully applied and cured so you walk out of the dentist with teeth that are multiple shades whiter.
3. Inlays and Onlays
An inlay covers the biting surface of the tooth, acting very much like a white filling. An onlay, sometimes referred to as a partial crown, covers the top of the tooth but also stretches over one or more of the tooth’s cusps. Inlays and onlays can be used in lieu of a porcelain crown to correct a problem tooth or beautify an unsightly tooth.
4. Dental Cleaning and Checkup
Don’t underestimate the power of a good teeth cleaning. Even if you brush and floss your teeth religiously at home, it’s important to see your dentist and hygienist twice a year for thorough cleanings. Your toothbrush simply can’t reach every nook and cranny of your teeth, and it can’t scrape off the built-up plaque. Your teeth will look and feel shinier and brighter after this easy appointment.
The Sweetest Month of the Year
October is National Dental Hygiene Month – an appropriate celebration in a month filled with candy and sugar. Now is a great time to take inventory of your teeth and think about the attention and love they need to look, feel, and work better.
Be sweet to your teeth. Schedule your appointment with the family dentistry office of Dr. Mitul Patel in Suwanee, serving Johns Creek and the neighboring communities.