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Is Your Smile in Shape for the Wedding Season?

The wedding season is about to begin in earnest, and nowadays those wedding photos are posted everywhere for people to enjoy. If you have an invite or two, you have almost certainly given some thought about what you will wear, but have you thought about your smile?

Weddings are an occasion when everyone wants to smile, laugh and talk, and the last thing you want, or need is to feel unsure about your smile. Trying to smile with your mouth closed or hiding behind your hand could mar your enjoyment of the day. If you do feel a bit self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, now is the time to take action. Often, the solution for improving it might be quicker and more cost-effective than you realize.

If it has been a while since you last saw a dentist in Newcastle, the best way to investigate the cosmetic dentistry opportunities available is with a checkup and clean.

Why Start with a Checkup and Hygiene Appointment?
Regular dental checkups are essential for monitoring your dental health. Your dentist can keep a close eye on the condition of your teeth and gums, meaning that if any small problems arise, they can be treated promptly and cost-effectively. Also, if your teeth are generally in great shape and you are happy with the colour, a simple hygiene appointment might be all that’s needed to refresh their appearance.

Having your teeth cleaned professionally removes all plaque and tartar buildup. Tartar can often look yellow and stained, and especially around the gum line where it tends to build up. Removing tartar and gently polishing your teeth may be enough to put a sparkle in your smile. If needed, you can then discuss further treatments with your dentist. One treatment that is top of many people’s lists is teeth whitening in Courtice.

A Teeth Whitening Treatment Could Make Your Pearly Whites Gleam
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments available because it can produce excellent results in as little as an hour. Here at West Bowmanville Family Dental, we use Philips Zoom whitening which is one of the safest and most effective systems available. With an in-office treatment, your teeth will look visibly whiter in just an hour, so it’s perfect if you have a special event quite soon. Otherwise, we can also supply custom home whitening kits, and these are far more effective than anything you can buy over-the-counter.

Instead of ill-fitting trays or inconvenient strips, you will be provided with custom-made whitening trays fitting precisely and comfortably over your teeth. When used properly, these trays prevent any whitening gel from leaking out. Our dentist can provide you with the correct strength of whitening gel so you can whiten safely and comfortably using the trays for just a short while each day or you can leave them in overnight. The beauty of this system is that you can always reuse the trays for top-up treatments, provided your teeth remain in the same position and are the same shape and size.

What about Other Treatments That Could Help?
There are lots of other exciting cosmetic dental treatments that could help you is teeth whitening isn’t quite what you’re looking for. For example, we can provide the most beautiful porcelain veneers and crowns in Clarington, sometimes on the same day using advanced CADCAM technology. Other possible procedures include invisible adult braces using Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners to reposition crooked teeth. This treatment may take a little longer to complete, but you’ll be enjoying the results for many wedding seasons to come.


Apr 19, 2019 by
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