Putting health front and center is often a popular New Year’s resolution. We consider changing our habits and want to exercise more and watch what we eat when January comes around. While many men and women look to slimming down or bulking up to improve appearance, one place many of us could make easy changes is when looking at our smiles. Because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, why not consider getting the smile of your dreams a priority this year?
Easy Ways to Improve Your Smile
Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to floss more. This is a perfectly easy way to help improve your dental health, which benefits your smile in the long run. Brushing and flossing after every meal are important first steps in getting – and maintaining – a beautiful set of teeth. Eating fewer sugary snacks and foods keeps sugar-loving bacteria and plaque at bay, as does drinking more water and less soda. You can also lessen staining by drinking less coffee, wine, and other beverages with dark pigments. Most important is keeping your recommended visits to Dr. Whitmore and his team to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
Dr. Whitmore will create an individual plan for you when you want a smile that takes more than simply brushing and flossing to make. If you choose 2017 as your year to make your smile a focal point, there are many comprehensive dental restorative procedures available.
- Teeth Whitening – Whitening is a good, cost-effective solution to stains and discoloration on the enamel, and can brighten your smile by several shades when done professionally
- Porcelain Veneers – When porcelain shells are bonded to your teeth, minor imperfections, like chips, gaps, and discoloration can be covered to improve the aesthetics of your smile
- Dental Implants – If you want to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best way to go. A titanium post replaces the root and a porcelain crown is place a top the implant, which in effect becomes your new permanent tooth
- Invisalign – Invisalign’s clear aligner therapy may be what you want in 2017 if you are looking to treat malocclusion, but don’t want traditional wire braces
There are many more cosmetic procedures, or blends of two or more, that may be what you need to kick off 2017 with a new focus on your oral health and smile. From quick fixes to long-term solutions, Dr. Whitmore and his team are available to discuss what will work best for you in a one-on-one consultation.
If you would like to find out more about ways to improve your smile and dental health, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.