If you’re getting ready for the holidays and want to spruce up your smile, there are a handful of procedures that can be done in one visit to your West Bloomfield Township dentist. You may not have time for an intense smile makeover using porcelain veneers, but there are ways to tweak what you’ve got and get ready for a festive season.
1. Whiten Up with Teeth Whitening
Have you invested in oodles of over-the-counter teeth-whitening products in search of that bright, white smile makeover? Chances are, those efforts have fallen short of the desired results. While whitening products found at your local pharmacy or grocery store have merit and can slough off some surface stains, they are missing the critical professional-grade bleaching ingredients that only dentists offer, the kind of powerful components that get down into the enamel and break up stain molecules.
With an in-office professional ZOOM! teeth-whitening treatment, your smile will be multiple shades whiter after just about an hour. And the best part about teeth whitening is that your teeth don’t have to be perfect to start. Whiter teeth create the illusion of perfection. Don’t have time to sit in the dentist’s chair? Ask for customized take-home whitening trays so you can brighten up when it’s convenient for you.
2. Brighten Up with a Teeth Cleaning
Has it been a while since your last teeth cleaning? (Hopefully no more than six months!) Your dental hygienist’s tools and techniques get into the crevices and nooks and crannies that your own toothbrush and dental floss just can’t reach. A careful and thorough brushing and polishing of the teeth will leave them sparkling like a holiday ornament.
And while a cleaning makes your teeth look and feel better, it’s also an opportunity for your West Bloomfield dentist to review your overall oral health to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy and strong. Seeing your dentist regularly ensures that any burgeoning oral health problems are addressed before they turn into dental emergencies that require serious intervention to repair.
3. Cover Up with a Porcelain Crown
Have you been living with an unsightly tooth or two? Are they marring your entire smile because their characteristics stand out so drastically from the rest of your teeth? Porcelain crowns are an easy and permanent fix for a tooth that is stained and discolored and cannot be treated by teeth whitening products. Crowns cover up any imperfection, whether your tooth is chipped, cracked, broken, disintegrating, short, or just misshapen.
Customized to match the rest of your teeth, a crown is carefully designed so it blends into your smile and makes it seamless. You’ve already been living with a tooth or teeth that stand out more than they should. A crown eliminates that reality and makes you less self-conscious about your smile and more confident instead.
Get Your Holiday Smile Makeover in West Bloomfield Township
Does your smile need some sparkle, some twinkle lights, some holiday cheer? Contact Dr. Firas Nashef at New Orchard Dentistry in West Bloomfield Township and schedule an appointment to discuss your smile upgrade.