People often think that cosmetic dentistry isn’t necessary or that it’s just meant to boost one’s vanity. But self-care is never a vain endeavor. Think about it — how many people do you know who feel uncomfortable about smiling openly? How many people close their lips while laughing? This is a sign of under-confidence and it can also lead to social anxiety.
Sure, it’s not physically dangerous to have yellowed or crooked teeth. But it can still take a massive toll on a person’s mental well being. That’s why Woodshore Family Dentistry provides a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can enhance your smile and make you feel confident again.
In this article, we discuss the importance of cosmetic dentistry and some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures we provide at Woodshore Family Dentistry.
You might not want to admit it, but we place a lot of value on our appearance. We feel better about ourselves when we look good. And one’s appearance can make a big difference during both social and professional milestones like first dates and job interviews. But if you have stained teeth, crooked teeth, or other such cosmetic issues, you may feel unconfident about your appearance. But cosmetic dentistry treatments can restore your smile — or give you a smile you’ve always wanted — so you can dive headfirst into all social situations with utter confidence.
People like to take care of things that they’re more happy about. Think about your current set of clothes. Which articles of clothing do you take the time to wash regularly and iron out? The pajamas you only wear when no one’s looking? Or the suit that always makes you feel better? The same goes for your teeth. If you have a set of pearly whites you’re proud of, you’re more likely to brush and floss them thoroughly and take good care of them. What is more, it’s also physically easier to take care of perfectly aligned teeth. Brushing crooked or misaligned teeth can be quite difficult because your brush can’t reach all the corners and twisted turns in your teeth. So a good smile can also enhance your oral health drastically.
Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly sought cosmetic dentistry procedures — and for good reason. We all like to maintain the perfect sparkling teeth, but so few of us actually can. As we grow up, our teeth may get discolored for a number of reasons — because of our drinking habits, smoking habits, our diet, medical issues, poor oral hygiene, or simply because of age.
Professional teeth whitening refers to services with which you can get rid of all the surface stains from your enamel so your teeth look brighter. Teeth bleaching is one of the most popular teeth whitening procedures out there. During this procedure, the dentist applies a whitening gel to your teeth. This whitening gel is made of a bleaching and whitening compound of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. It can get rid of all the surface stains on your teeth caused by coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, etc.
Laser teeth whitening is a slightly more advanced version of teeth bleaching. If your surface stains seem resistant to simple bleaching, the dentist may apply laser light to the whitening gel in order to catalyze it. This essentially makes the whitening gel work a lot faster, which makes it more effective.
Zoom In-Office Whitening
The enamel of our teeth are usually translucent and they only appear white because of the way light shines on them. In some cases, however, as your enamel wears away, some of your dentin can also be seen. In this case, simple teeth bleaching often doesn’t work because it can’t get through the enamel layer.
Zoom in-office whitening is the most effective teeth whitening procedure because it doesn’t just whiten the enamel but also the underlying dentin. During this procedure, the dentist applies the zoom whitening gel and then directs the zoom special light over it. The whitening gel is applied in several sessions of 15-minutes each. By the end of the procedure, both your enamel and your dentin are brightened and your teeth appear a lot whiter.
At-home whitening doesn’t mean you use home remedies to treat your own teeth. In fact, most home remedies you find online are either completely useless or they can even be dangerous. If you want to whiten your teeth at your own home and convenience instead of the office, you should consult your dentist.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth in order to create a whitening tray just for your teeth. You’ll have to apply a dentist-provided whitening gel to the tray and then wear it like a mouthguard over your teeth for an hour on a daily basis for two weeks. After the two weeks, your teeth will appear a lot brighter because it will remove the surface stains.
At-home teeth whitening, however, works a lot slower than professional teeth whitening at the dentist’s office. It’s also a lot more ineffective because it can only remove the surface stains.
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The staff was very welcoming and friendly! Dr. Pattni explained my plan thoroughly and made sure I was comfortable during my treatment which I really appreciated. They also perform orthodontic work at affordable prices which is great because now I only have to go to one office for all of my dental needs. Not to mention the decor, ambiance, and state-of-the-art equipment is truly exceptional! Will definitely be coming back!
Dental veneers are thin covers or sheets that are applied over your actual teeth in order to change their appearance. This is usually done if you have a whole range of dental issues — intrinsically discolored teeth, crooked teeth, misalignment, etc. If you had to rectify these issues individually, you would need various different sets of treatments and a lot of time.
However, with dental veneers, you can get a complete smile makeover in a few short sessions. The dentist simply records an impression of your current teeth and shade and then designs the necessary dental veneers. Once that’s done, the dentist will shave a little of your enamel off and attach the dental veneers. This will completely transform your smile and they look just like actual teeth.
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Cosmetic Dentistry is extremely important for your mental health, confidence, and oral health. At Woodshore Family Dentistry, we strive to give you the best and most sparkling smile possible. If you have any other questions about our cosmetic dentistry procedures, then please schedule an appointment today.