It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make your dental care a priority, but everyone has different goals for their oral health. Whether you want to improve your oral health, spruce up the appearance of your teeth, or fix what’s breaking down, we recommend the following ways to boost your dental care in the new year.
1. Keep your dental appointments
It is critical that you see your dentist every six months for a dental exam, teeth cleaning, and oral cancer screening. This visit is also an opportunity for your West Bloomfield dentist to check your overall oral health and identify any small problems so they can be addressed before they become big problems.
2. Maintain good oral hygiene at home
For everything to go well at your regular dental visits twice a year, it’s important to brush and floss every day at home. This basic oral health care will help prevent decay and infections.
3. Brighten up
One of the most popular and effective cosmetic dentistry treatments is professional teeth whitening. Whether you opt for ZOOM! one-hour in-office whitening or customized trays you use in your own home, the powerful bleaching products will blast through stains and make your smile multiple shades whiter.
4. Fix what’s broken
If you have a chipped or cracked tooth but it isn’t causing you any problems, you may not bother addressing it. Unfortunately, little dental problems will become big dental problems, so getting a crown to cap a damaged tooth can fix the issue at hand and prevent other complications from developing.
5. Redo your fillings
There was a time when silver amalgam fillings were the only tooth repair option for decay or damage. Now, composite, tooth-colored fillings fix the problem and beautify your tooth at the same time. You can even have your existing silver fillings replaced with healthier white fillings.
6. Replace what’s missing
Missing teeth are a major oral health problem. When you don’t have all your teeth, the gaps in your smile are not only unsightly, they can cause other teeth to float out of alignment to fill in the spaces. Over time, your face shape will also begin to change, becoming compressed and making you look older than you are. Dental implants replace both tooth root and crown for a complete, natural-looking solution.
7. Consider a major upgrade
If you’re ready to get the smile makeover of your dreams, consider the ultimate cosmetic dentistry treatment – porcelain veneers. Customized in shape, size, color, and length, veneers are super-thin, super-strong, and give you a natural-looking, celeb-worthy smile that stuns.
8. Address every problem immediately
Dental problems are no fun, but dental emergencies are far worse. When you have a toothache, broken dental work, or have suffered a blow to the mouth, it’s a major inconvenience – but see your West Bloomfield dentist right away so you can hopefully get a small repair rather than needing major dental work.
Ready to prioritize your dental care in the new year? Contact New Orchard Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nashef and his team.