2018 is finally here, and with it comes a long list of promises you’ve probably made to yourself. Whether that includes hitting the gym or finally asking for that promotion, the purpose of these resolutions can usually be distilled into something as simple as having more confidence.
If you’re hoping to enhance self-esteem in 2018, then you’re in luck. While exercise and eating healthy is important, not just for your body but for your teeth as well, the changes these produce are gradual. For a quick self-esteem boost, cosmetic dentistry can help. Many Americans are disappointed with their teeth, but that doesn’t have to hold you back.
Here are just a few ways cosmetic dentistry can help make 2018 the best year yet.
Improve Your Social Life, and Smile Brighter
Many who experience embarrassment over the color of their teeth smile and talk less. And because studies show that the act of smiling can actually make you feel happier, keeping your mouth shut due to embarrassment can have you missing out.
If you’re hoping to feel more confident and happy, there’s an easy solution: teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is one of the most common dental procedures, and can be done either at home or in the office. It works by using a chemical agent to break down staining molecules caused by foods such as chocolate, coffee, or wine. By combining an in-office solution with a take home kit you can ensure the results last longer.
Move Past Trauma
One of the most common fears in America is losing teeth. With current dental technology, however, losing teeth no longer has to be such a big deal. Procedures such as dental implants allow you to replace missing teeth with natural-looking implants that, when properly cared for, can last a lifetime.
Dental implants function in the same way as natural teeth. After an artificial root composed of titanium is inserted into the jaw, it then fuses with the surrounding tissue in a process known as osseointegration. When this process is complete, a high-tech porcelain crown is attached the to root which is both durable and natural-looking, mimicking the gleam of enamel.
Prevent Future Damage
Rest easier this year knowing that you’re taking charge of your oral health by regularly scheduling appointments. The American Dental Association suggests you have at least two cleanings per year, which allow you and your dentist to spot problems before they become more painful, costly, and difficult to treat. Regular appointments can also prevent further tooth loss or gum disease.
If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Valdosta, GA, please call (229) 242-5511 or email for an appointment with Dr. Nelson Clements.