Many of us want to have a better smile, especially when we will be attending a wedding, a homecoming dance, the prom, or some other formal event. We want to be confident and show off our smiles. At Alencar Family Dentistry, we can help you get a flawless and beautiful smile in time for your social event.
Here are a few tips on how to improve your smile:
- Regularly Have Checkups With Your Dentist
Having routine cleanings once every six months helps to promote good oral health and a beautiful smile. In addition to removing stains and plaque from your teeth, your dentist would also screen for other health conditions like blood pressure and oral cancer.
Stains from smoking and drinking beverages like coffee and tea can darken a person's smile. But teeth whitening can reinstate or brighten a person's teeth. Dentists bleach the teeth to whiten them, and the process usually involves using peroxide on the teeth. In-office whitening treatment could be completed in a few visits while at-home procedures take from a few weeks to a month.
Veneers are specially-prepared plastic or porcelain shells that cover the front of teeth. They can repair chipped teeth or bring a bright, natural appearance to worn and discolored teeth.
Superior quality electric toothbrushes are clinically proven to remove more plaque and keep your gums healthy. If not an electric toothbrush, be sure to purchase a soft-bristled manual brush.
Aside from relieving your thirst and hydrating your body, water helps flush out the debris from the mouth, keeps the teeth clean, and discourages tooth decay. A healthy level of fluoride content in your water promotes tooth health and stops decay.
Dental ailments don’t just go away. Tooth decay, if left untreated, can quickly transform a small cavity into a large tooth abscess. Treating your tooth decay early means you will need minor and less invasive dental restorations. They help to maintain the structure and stability of the tooth and keep treatment costs low.
- Practice Good Oral Habits
While it could take time before you notice changes from whitening or improved oral hygiene. These changes don't happen instantly, but they are worth the time and effort, both for the sake of your smile and your overall health.
Dr. Jayme Alencar Oliveira at Alencar Family Dentistry will help you get your beautiful smile back. Call us today at (757) 546-0301 to schedule your dental consultation.