Having a dazzling smile is high on the list of most attractive features. A perfect smile lights up your face, exudes confidence and is perceived as a sign of good health and wellbeing. A smile is your gateway to connecting with others so it’s critical to take good care of yours. For many, this is an excellent reason to maintain good oral care, visit a dentist regularly and to seek out cosmetic dentistry.
If you’ve been wondering how to get the perfect smile, here are some tips and strategies that will guide you along:
Straight Teeth. It’s no secret that straight teeth are visually appealing, but they are also important to ensure your teeth age well, have less breakdown and that they sit well within your mouth. The teeth should be lined up straight so that the teeth within a jaw are U shaped to allow for both jaws to work together in harmony. There are many routes to straightening your teeth and it’s never too late to start treatment that will work for you. Most of our adult orthodontic patients choose Invisalign for teeth straightening because it is discreet, convenient and affordable.
Whitening Procedures. Stained or yellowed teeth can definitely reduce your confidence and make your smile appear dull. While there are many reasons for teeth to become yellowed and stained, regular dental cleanings will help improve the look of your teeth. You can also try at-home whitening products, but to get the best results, we recommend the Zoom Teeth Whitening System. Zoom boasts whitening of up to 8 shades lighter in a single one hour visit and can be performed by your regular dentist. Before you reach for that whitening or charcoal toothpaste, you should know that they are extremely abrasive and can remove tooth enamel. We recommend a non-abrasive toothpaste such as Regular Sensodyne or CTX 4 gel.
Fix Issues with Cosmetic Dentistry. Some dental issues need intervention to be improved. Darkened teeth that do not respond to whitening may need to be bleached or have a veneer applied. Chipped teeth can be improved with dental bonding. If there is more than ⅓ to ½ of the tooth missing, improving the strength of the tooth can be accomplished with a veneer or dental crown. Implants can replace missing teeth and prevent the adjacent teeth from tipping or moving into the space of a missing tooth. Long term, a missing tooth can alter the entire bite of your jaw so we highly recommend keeping all of your natural teeth or using a dental implant to maintain the alignment within your mouth. For any issue that you may have with your teeth or gums, there is a cosmetic procedure that can correct it to restore a perfect smile.
Good Oral Care. The foundation of a perfect smile is healthy teeth and gums. I’m sure it goes without saying, but regular brushing and flossing is the most important step to having a beautiful smile that you feel good about sharing with the world. Products such as xylitol or hydroxyapatite crystals can also repair or prevent further cavities in the mouth. Our dental team will work to ensure that they inform you of any dental issues before they become problematic. This includes discussions around your diet, acidity of the foods you eat and drink,and the dental products that are scientifically proven to protect your teeth and more. In addition, we can work with you to come up with a lifetime plan to ensure your mouth does not prematurely age. Maintaining consistent dentist visits is also critical to ensuring your smile is healthy and any potential issues are found quickly so you can take preventative steps.
Don’t Forget About Your Lips. It can be easy to overlook such a simple step to a gorgeous smile, but your lips frame your smile and make a big difference in its appearance. Dry, chapped lips make it harder to smile and can give a dull look. Lips that are supple, smooth and fresh looking provide a beautiful perimeter for your smile to shine in. The lower lip should be ⅔ the fullness of the upper lip. The teeth should frame the distance from the upper to lower lip. When you are speaking, you should see some natural upper teeth. Chipped or worn teeth can be lengthened to restore their youthful appearance.
The most attractive component of your smile is the confidence behind it. Your smile allows your inner beauty to radiate outwards. In order for your smile to reflect these positive images, you need to feel comfortable in it. Keeping your mouth healthy, fixing any concerns and taking good care of your lips are all steps you can take to ensure you feel good about smiling which is the most important step to a perfect smile.
The care team at Ambiance Dental is committed to helping patients look and feel their best. We will work with you to maintain optimal health for your teeth and gums for years to come. Our dentists also have extensive expertise in Smile Design. We want your smile to shine!
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