Let's face it. The appearance of your smile is important. You use it when you meet new people and when you welcome your loved ones. You use it when you're happy, nervous, and even when you're in a sticky situation. If you're feeling self-conscious about your smile, it could be impacting many of your relationships and your overall self-esteem.
Often patients turn to Dr. Mark Troilo and Dr. Jessica Niederee of Rose Hill Dental for help in improving the way their smile looks. However, they often find that form follows function and when the health of their mouth improves, so does it's appearance.
Here, Drs. Troilo and Niederee discuss several ways in which cosmetic dental care can improve the health of your mouth.
Misalignment: If your teeth are misaligned you may be worried about how your teeth look when you smile. While this is a valid concern, misaligned teeth can also create places for bacteria to grow between teeth where it's hard to brush and floss. Straightening the teeth will not only improve the way your smile looks, it could lead to less risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Weak teeth: You may notice that a tooth is cracked or chipped and want to have it fixed in order to restore your smile. Yet, it's also important to fix the tooth so that it doesn't become further damaged and risk losing the tooth completely. This can often be addressed with a dental crown or cosmetic bonding that will provide much needed support to the tooth.
Cavities: In the past, cavities were often filled with silver or metal fillings. Now cavities can be filled with a composite material that is tooth colored and blends right into the tooth. No one will ever know where your cavities used to be.
Whitening: Perhaps the most commonly requested cosmetic treatment is teeth whitening. This procedure can give patients a great boost of confidence with a smile that sparkles once again. Once the teeth have been whitened, patients can help keep them white and keep their mouths healthy by continuing to keep up with good habits at home such as brushing and flossing and maintaining regular dental checkups with their dentist.
For more information about cosmetic dental care, call Rose Hill Dental today at 316-768-4050.