As you get ready to enter into a new season, and a new calendar year, are you concerned about your smile? Whether you enjoyed great oral health this year, or not, January is a perfect time to resolve to take better care of one’s self, and that should certainly extend to the smile. After all, it is one of your most valuable and irreplaceable assets. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, and looking great, commit to these simple smile tips!
Professional Teeth Whitening Can Help
If your smile is suffering from deep discoloration or staining, why not start the year with professional teeth whitening treatment? This is a great way to reverse years’ worth of stains, helping to dramatically lighten teeth, and also to rejuvenate the smile, in general. Best of all, professional treatment is designed to be both safe and effective, so you can enjoy your brighter smile quickly and comfortably.
Bonding or Veneers Can Hide Permanent Stains
For bigger or more extensive esthetic issues, many dentists provide a number of cosmetic treatments that can hide imperfections and improve symmetry and overall vibrancy. For instance, cosmetic bonding is a fast way to hide inconsistencies in teeth’s shape or size. Veneers are also effective, yet they offer even longer lasting results, thanks to porcelain’s natural stain resistance.
Preventive Care Is Essential
Of course, a beautiful smile begins with healthy teeth and gums! If it has been more than six months since your last dental checkup, you are already overdue for a preventive appointment. Most people need to see the dentist at least every six months in order to adequately prevent cavities, gum disease and similar problems. So be sure you are attending routine checkups and cleanings, to best protect your smile!