A Helpful Cosmetic Dentistry Guide

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This article will be helpful when it comes to keeping your teeth looking great. It will give you information on some of the things that can lead to cosmetic issues with your teeth and offer you information on some of the things that can be done to correct cosmetic issues with your teeth, should they arise. In this way, it will serve as a simple guide you can keep in mind if you are concerned about the look of your smile.

Smoking can really damage your teeth – While most people already know that the nicotine from tobacco products can cause pretty severe staining to your teeth, they don't realize it can do other damage as well. It can increase your risk of mouth cancer. It can also dry your mouth out, and when your mouth is dry it will leave you more susceptible to cavities, gingivitis, bad breath, and other oral-related problems. For all of these reasons, it is important for you to stop using nicotine products as soon as possible.

Food coloring will stain your teeth – Most people know foods and drinks like red wine, coffee, and tomato sauce will cause teeth staining. However, food coloring can also be a major teeth staining culprit. If you think back to a time when you ate a birthday cake that had blue frosting and remember the color of blue that it left your tongue, then you will have a better understanding of just how damaging it can be to your teeth. It's not only blue that stains, but all colors of food coloring can do it. This is why it's always best to try to eat foods that are offered in their natural color or in a white color.

Teeth can be easier than you think to chip – Just as with glass, sometimes all it takes to chip a tooth is applying the wrong amount of pressure on the wrong part. This is why you should try to stay away from hard foods and doing things like chewing on ice or hard suckers. Also, use your front teeth to bite into soft foods and your molars to chew them. Anything that isn't soft should first be cut into chewable pieces so you don't run the risk of getting a chip in your tooth.

Professional whitening is best – When you do have some staining on your teeth that you would like to get rid of, it's best to choose to have your teeth whitened professionally at your dentist's office instead of at home with an over-the-counter product. This way, you know the right products for your teeth are being used in the right way.

Porcelain veneers or bonding can fix chips – If you do chip a tooth, your cosmetic dentist may be able to use bonding right in their office to fix the tooth. For larger chips, they may opt for porcelain veneers which will go over the tooth while looking completely natural.


2 March 2018

Loving Your Smile

Do you remember the last time you looked at your smile and really loved what you saw? A few years ago I started spending more time analyzing my appearance, and I noticed that my teeth were seriously lacking. I knew that I had to do something to improve the situation, so I began focusing on loving my smile by getting some work done. I started talking with a dentist about how he could help, and it was really incredible to see the simple difference that he was able to make. Within a few years, my smile looked and felt completely different, and I was really pleased with the results. Check out this blog for great information on making your smile more beautiful.