Yellow teeth can be a sign of aging along with crooked teeth can make you look older than you are. So this year’s New Year’s resolution is simple: regain your youth!
If you have deep stains or want to achieve a brighter smile quickly, having your teeth whitened by your dental care provider is the best way to go. Professional-grade whitening products can whiten your smile by 10 to 12 shades in a very short amount of time. Setting up an appointment is the best way to find out which method is best for you.
If you have intrinsic staining or a sufficient amount of dental restorations, teeth whitening may not work. Talk to your dental provider about alternatives like porcelain veneers or cosmetic crowns. Whatever the case may be, achieving and maintaining a brighter, whiter smile in 2015 is the perfect way to start the new year off feeling rejuvenated and looking your best.
Invisalign (Invisible Braces)- If you have always wanted straight teeth but didn't want the hassle of braces, at our office we do clear braces so no one will know your wearing them. And as you take them off to eat you don't have the awkwardness of picking food out of your teeth you just take them out and then replace them when finished. Call and schedule a free consultation with us!
Also this year......
Be an Intentional Scheduler – A common problem we see is patients who have busy schedules. When you wait to schedule your appointment until you need an appointment, it is difficult to fit the cleaning on your calendar (if you remember to do it at all). The best way to get your routine cleanings is to schedule your appointments at least six months in advance. This ensures that your appointment is already on your calendar no matter what else comes along!
Skip the Sugary Beverages – One of our greatest oral health faults is the way we choose to hydrate throughout the day at work or around the house. We should be reaching for refreshing water throughout the day, but we tend to keep sugary soda, coffee, or sports drinks instead. The consequences are much more decay and bad breath!
Avoid Starchy Snacks – Not only do we hydrate poorly, but we also struggle with our snack choices. We tend to lean towards things like crackers, chips, and pretzels, but the result is a lot of sticky debris left on your teeth. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a much better choice because the texture of the snack will actually scrub your teeth and boost your vitamin intake!
With a few simple changes to your habits and routines, you can greatly improve the health of your smile. Take some time this new year to figure out where you can make improvements. We would love to help you with this process! Contact Us today to get started, and let us know what questions you have. We can’t wait for 2015 to be the healthiest year of your smile!