Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Smile

No matter who you are, you would like to look your best.

It’s the reason people try to eat healthier and try to exercise. It’s why people get new hairstyles from time to time, and it’s why we replace clothes that are worn out. Wanting to look nice doesn’t mean you’re vain. It just means you’re a person.

It’s also the reason millions of people use cosmetic dentistry every year to make improvements to their smiles. Not all of them come to our office, but we have helped countless people in and around Florence, SC feel better about the appearance of their teeth.

Today, we are focusing on three of the simplest and fastest ways you can make changes to your smile at Advanced Dental Center.

If you are interested in a smile makeover, call us today (843) 588-1919 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. Our goal is always to help you Keep Your Smile for Life!

Create New Bonds

All of us have accidents and unexpected events happen to us. For better or worse, it’s part of life. It’s also normal for wear and tear to occur.

Any of those things can affect your teeth as well. It’s pretty normal for patients to visit us who want to fix small chips and cracks in their teeth. Many patients have come to us looking for ways to close gaps they wish they didn’t have between their teeth.

For many patients, tooth bonding offers a quick and affordable solution to the problems they want to fix. These can be done in a single visit to our office so you can go home with a smile you can confidently share in the next “selfie” that you post on social media.

Bonding is done by applying a resin to your chipped or cracked tooth or to fill the space you would like to close in your smile. This resin can be sculpted after it’s applied to create a natural shape in your smile. Once it has been molded, it can it hardened by exposing it to a curing light.

The resin also can be shaded to match the color of your natural teeth. It’s also polished so it blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth. This way other people won’t be able to tell where the real tooth begins and the bonding begins.

Dental bonding can last for years with proper care. Some people will replace the bonding as it wears down as a long-term solution. Other patients will use this as a short-term fix. Either way, it can help you create the smile you want to see when you look in the mirror.

Get Your Teeth Whitened the Professional Way

If you watch television, then you’ve seen the commercials. If you read magazines, then you’ve probably seen ads for them.

And if you’ve even bought toothpaste (which we’re assuming you have done more of than you can count), you’ve seen them in stores.

Teeth whitening products are everywhere and easy to find. You can try whitening toothpaste. You can try whitening gels. You also can try whitening strips.

Each of them can do a little to remove a little bit of the stains from your teeth. Yet nothing you can find on a grocery or retail store shelf is going to work as well as professional teeth whitening.

This is one of the most requested services at our dentist office. Part of the reason for that is that everyone’s teeth get stained over time. Every time you sip some sweet tea or coffee you’re adding to the stains on your teeth. The same is true when you drink sports drinks, soft drinks, or adult beverages.

Almost any food you eat is going to affect the color of your smile as well. Colorful sauces, breads, desserts, and even healthy foods like fruits and berries add to the discoloration of your teeth.

Just understand that it’s normal for your teeth to be whiter when you are 20 years old than they are when you are 40.

Professional whitening is the more efficient and effective way to remove those deep stains from your smile. These whitening products have higher concentrations of bleaching agents than you will find in the over-the-counter stuff. When used correctly, professional whitening is a safe way to restore the brightness of your smile.

At our office, we offer Phillips Zoom whitening because we’ve seen how well it works. If you are looking for immediate results, try our in-office whitening treatment. If you prefer to do things on your own schedule, we also offer a take-home version.

Either way, you can lift away years of yellowing in a short amount of time.

Find Out What Veneers Could Do For You

Dental veneers can cover a number of flaws at the same time. It’s what makes them such a popular option in cosmetic dental care.

Veneers can be used to fix all of the problems we have mentioned above. They also can fix bigger issues like broken, worn-down, crowded, and crooked teeth.

Getting veneers is typically a two-step process. Depending on the type of veneers, you may need to remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. (For some veneers, this isn’t necessary.)

Your veneers will be custom-made to fit over the front of your teeth and to create the appearance of a perfect smile. With veneers, your smile can be straight, evenly spaced, and pearly white.

Veneers are more durable than bonding, so they can last significantly longer with proper care. Veneers are also more stain resistant than natural teeth, so they can help you maintain your ivory smile for many years to come.

Ready to Make a Change?

Bonding, whitening, and veneers are just a few of the many ways we can help you improve your smile. To learn if these cosmetic options or any of our other services will work for you, schedule an appointment at Advanced Dental Center soon.

During your consultation, we can examine your smile, discuss the changes you want to make, and explain which options could help you achieve your goals. Call (843) 588-1919 today or contact us online to get started.

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