Your Smile Is A Gift That You Should Share
- January 24, 2016
There is a Chinese proverb that reads, “Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.”
It’s a great sentiment, and one that we hope you can put to use in your life. At Gentle Dental Care, seeing our patients’ smiles makes us happy.
Unfortunately, some people never seem to smile because they are ashamed of their teeth.
If you are one of these people, you may find that people are constantly asking you if something is wrong. You may start to dread the idea of meeting new people simple because they might see your teeth.
If you need some help to feel comfortable with your smile again, we encourage you to learn about cosmetic dentistry at our dentist office in Plainville. Whether you think your teeth are too yellow, too crooked, or too whatever, we can help.
When you don’t smile, you are aren’t yourself, and you are depriving the people around you of a gift that you can give them at any time.
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” — Mother Teresa
Be Your Best Self
When do you feel the most confident? Is it when you are happy and joyful, or when you are sad?
We hope you have reasons to be happy, and we hope you share that happiness with the people you love and care about. If you are embarrassed by your teeth, then you may find yourself fighting to hide your smiles instead.
People may start to perceive you as grumpy, and you may start to feel that way if you never let yourself smile.
If you feel like we are describing you, take a close look at your teeth. What would you like to change?
▶︎ Are your teeth yellow or discolored?
How you can fix it: Teeth whitening or veneers.
Professional teeth whitening is much more effective than any product you can buy in the toothpaste aisle. Professional whitening products are more potent than commercial products. You can receive a treatment in our office for the fastest possible results, or you can get one of our take-home kits to use at your convenience.
Veneers have the same effect on your teeth as fake fingernails, only veneers last much, much longer. Veneers are a kind of shell that covers your teeth and can completely change their appearance.
▶︎ Are your teeth crooked or crowded? Do you have gaps between your teeth?
How you can fix it: Veneers or clear braces
Once again, veneers are useful as a way to change the appearance of your teeth. Veneers can be designed to give you a whiter and a straighter smile at the same time.
“Clear braces” is a bit of a misnomer. In truth, this short-term orthodontic treatment uses clear plastic aligners to push your teeth into a straight position. For people who need mild orthodontic care, this can change your smile permanently.
▶︎ Are some of your teeth too long?
How to fix it: Tooth recontouring
Sometimes teeth don’t come in evenly. If you are literally a little long in the tooth, then tooth recontouring can help. We can reshape your tooth, removing just enough that it fits in better with the rest of your smile.
▶︎ Do you have a chipped tooth?
How to fix it: Bonding, dental crowns, and veneers
With tooth bonding, we can add a tooth-colored compound to your tooth. This compound can be shaped and colored to look like one of your natural teeth.
If you have a more serious break or crack, then a dental crown may be a better option. In that case, we can reshape your tooth into an abutment by removing the damaged portions. Then we can place a natural-looking dental crown onto the abutment to restore you smile.
Once again, veneers can help make your teeth look their best.
▶︎ Do you have a gummy smile?
How to fix it: Gum reshaping
This is similar to tooth recontouring, only we are removing some of your gum tissue instead. By doing this, your lips will fall naturally in a way that shows more of your pearly whites.
Call For A Consultation
If you are interested in our cosmetic dentistry, come by our dentist office in Plainville for a consultation. We can discuss what you would like to change about your teeth and how we can make that happen.
Contact Gentle Dental Care by calling 860-479-2397 our filling out our appointment form online.