It might be hard to believe, but it is nearly the end of the year, and of course, that means it is very nearly the party season. Lots of people will spend time and money ensuring they look their best, by purchasing a new outfit, or by following a new eating or fitness regime, but have you considered your smile?
If your teeth are looking dingy or discoloured, there are lots of things you can do to help rejuvenate their appearance. Now is the perfect opportunity to take action, so by the time you attend your first party, you’ll have the sparkling smile you desire. The easiest place to start is by seeing your dentist in Bowmanville, and especially if you haven’t had a check-up for a while. It is essential to ensure your teeth are healthy before you have any type of cosmetic dentistry, and it will help the results to last longer too! Once you know your teeth are free from any disease, you can think about which treatments could help you. Sometimes, all that is needed is a simple hygiene appointment which you can have at the same time as your check-up.
Having Your Teeth Cleaned Professionally
Most people benefit from regular professional cleanings, and this might be all that is needed to give your smile a little sparkle. During your cleaning, all hardened plaque, a substance called calculus is removed from your teeth. A build-up of calculus can make your teeth look stained and yellow and especially around the gum line. Removing it helps to brighten your smile, and it is great for your gums! At the end of your treatment, your teeth are lightly polished, leaving you with teeth that are super clean and shiny.
Not quite what you are looking for? What about a professional teeth whitening treatment in Newcastle?
A professional teeth whitening treatment is the safest and most effective way to brighten your smile. West Bowmanville Family Dental offers in-office treatments and custom take-home kits. Our in-office whitening treatments only take an hour or so and can provide dramatic results, lightening the shade of your teeth considerably. Alternatively, a custom take-home kit will brighten your teeth over two weeks or so, using high-quality, professional-grade whitening products prescribed by our dentist. You will be supplied with custom-made whitening trays made using impressions of your teeth, so they fit precisely and comfortably in your mouth. All you need do is wear the trays as directed, and you will see the colour of your teeth improve in just a few days.
A teeth whitening treatment is highly effective, but what if you are unhappy with the shape or overall appearance of one or more of your teeth?
Making More Extensive Changes to Your Smile
Teeth that are chipped or cracked, or which are worn down can often be corrected with dental bonding, a cost-effective and non-invasive procedure using tooth coloured composite resins to reshape and repair teeth. The composite resin is applied directly to your teeth and is hardened, shaped and polished to a natural-looking lustre, often during just a single appointment.
Another option is to have porcelain veneers in Clarington, which are thin porcelain shells custom-made to fit over the front surface of teeth and these are bonded onto the tooth surface. Veneers can create an amazing effect and will last longer than dental bonding. Porcelain will not stain or discolour, so with the proper care and maintenance, your veneers will look great for years to come.
If you would like a gleaming and more beautiful smile this season, make an appointment to see your dentist in Courtice to discover how they can help you.