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How to Give Your Smile A Boost

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How to Give Your Smile A Boost

A beautiful and stunning smile is more important than you might think. It is one of the first things that people notice about you, and you will make the best impression if your teeth are in good shape. As the cosmetic dentistry continues to become more effective and accessible, more and more lives are impacted positively every day.

Please read on as our team at Vita Dental Spring has prepared for you ways in which you can improve the appearance and health of your teeth.

Crowns and Veneers

When you damage or chip your teeth, your cosmetic dentist at Vita Dental Spring may recommend getting dental crowns or veneers. These coverings help to support weakened teeth and conceal the damage. While crowns cover the whole teeth, veneers only cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Both are highly regarded for their natural looking appearance. These procedures will provide you with a whiter smile especially if your teeth do not respond to whitening treatments.

Teeth Whitening

You may have come across teeth whitening trays and toothpaste at your local drug store and wondered how they work. In-office whitening at Vita Dental Spring is much more effective, and you can be sure that the procedure will be performed professionally. Some whitening toothpaste contain ingredients like hydrogen peroxide that explicitly help to remove stains from your teeth.

Invisalign

If you want to reposition your teeth safely, comfortably, and discreetly, you may want Invisalign. Your dentist sets you up with several aligners, which are clear trays that you can remove and clean at any time. Has your smile been taking away your confidence?  Visit Vita Dental Spring and let our cosmetic dentists give it a boost. Our reliable professionals can also help you with teeth cleanings, denture care, and even oral cancer screenings.

Gum Lift

Poorly shaped gums can undermine the natural beauty of your teeth. A gum lift can solve this problem by making your teeth appear longer in length and more even. Consequently, each tooth becomes more visible, exposing the natural contours of each one and creating an aesthetic appearance for your smile.

Floss Daily

Flossing helps to remove plaque and tartar buildup from under the surface of the gumlines where a toothbrush is unable to reach. Flossing every day prevents tooth decay and gingivitis that can cause periodontal disease. You could also try an oral irrigator if you just can’t stand flossing. This is a device that sprays water or mouthwash to remove plaque and food in between your teeth; thereby promoting a healthy-looking smile.

Dental Checkup

Having regular routine cleanings every six months removes stain and tartar from your teeth. For instance, tooth decay left untreated, easily transforms from a small cavity into a large tooth abscess. Where just a tiny filling may have been all that was needed, it now requires more invasive dental restorations. Professional cleanings help maintain the stability and structure of the tooth.

Avoid Smoking

Regular smokers often have a yellowish tint to their teeth that can sometimes be polished off. In other cases, though, it can soak into the enamel of your teeth. Smoking will also cause gums to recede, making your teeth look bigger and creating pockets between them; making it very difficult to reverse gum disease.

Limit Coffee and Red Wine

Drinks like red wine, tea, and coffee are commonly known for staining teeth. Just like smoking, these drinks build up a superficial stain that can be polished off during your dental appointment. However, they can also cause internal staining of your tooth enamel.

If you can’t avoid them altogether, try to limit your intake by drinking through a straw or rinsing your mouth frequently with water so that the dark liquid does not sit on your teeth.

Teeth Whitening Products

There are a variety of whitening products available such as toothpaste, gel pens, rinses, custom trays, and laser whitening. Whitening toothpaste and mouth rinses are good for tea and coffee drinkers. Gel pens are used for touching up small areas while laser and custom trays give professional strength whitening and guarantee the most dramatic results.

Use Quality Toothbrush

Quality electric toothbrushes are better than the standard manual toothbrushes because they remove more plaque and achieve healthier gums. The toothbrush bodies are stronger and can be changed out routinely as they age.

You could also buy a soft-bristled manual brush. Dentists advise against medium and hard brushes because; stiffer bristles or aggressive brushing can cause gums to recede and can wear out the tooth enamel.

Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day

Many people still need to be reminded to brush their teeth at least twice a day. Frequent brushing helps teeth to stay whiter, brighter, and healthier. The brushing technique is also important to ensure adequate cleaning that will keep your gums healthy and remove the most plaque.

So, whether you’re looking for personal or professional enhancement, use the above tips to keep your teeth in excellent condition and to preserve your incredible smile; and visit our specialists at Vita Dental Spring today!

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