Keeping Your Smile in Good Shape Without Breaking the Bank
A good smile can be very important to your happiness in life. A smile makes you look more sociable, which can attract more friends and perhaps even that special someone that you’ll end up sharing your life with. Nobody likes being around a miserable person, and nothing puts you above that gloomy persona faster than a bright, beautiful smile. You’ll be happy to know that there are affordable ways to maintain or regain a good smile, and the following are just a few of them.
Throughout our lives, we eat and drink things that may not be good for our teeth. This is true in terms of the health of the enamel as far as sugary treats that can eat away at it and things such as coffee and other drinks that can discolor them. A mouthful of dingy, discolored teeth can detract from a beautiful smile faster than anything except for missing teeth.
There are at-home options for getting your teeth whiter and brighter such as whitening strips and whitening toothpastes. These can take time to produce results, however, and may not give you the full desired result even in the long term. You may find that going to your dentist for an in-office whitening procedure will give you the best bang for your buck. They can get you several shades whiter than at-home treatments and will accomplish it far quicker.
No matter how white your teeth are, if they are cracked, misshapen or chipped, they are still going to impede the realization of your ideal smile. Some may get veneers to change the appearance of their teeth, but these can be pricey. If you’re on a budget, bonding can be a more affordable option. It’s also a less involved procedure with less tooth enamel loss and no anesthesia required so they can typically be done in a single visit. You may want to accompany this with whitening if the color of your teeth could also use some work.
As with many other situations in life, the saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to dental problems as well. The best way to have a beautiful smile, of course, is not to lose it in the first place to negative dental issues. Preserving a good smile through preventive dentistry practices stands to save you a ton of money over the long term on procedures that you won’t end up needing. While it’s true that you may still like to enjoy the occasional cup of coffee, which may require whitening at some point, your teeth will still fair better overall with regular brushing, flossing and dental cleanings.
Smile Design in Bucks County
Located in Yardley, Pennsylvania, our team of dental professionals at Bucks County Smiles offer a variety of dental services to fit various needs and budgets. These encompass family, preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. Because every patient is unique, the smile makeover capabilities of our award-winning practice are personalized to your needs. Regardless of whether it’s veneers, bonding, whitening or a combination of procedures that are needed to give you the smile you deserve, we can do this and so much more. If you are looking for a new family dentist or just a checkup or to give your smile a new lease on life, please contact us, and we’ll make an appointment for you at your earliest convenience.