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Easy Smile Makeovers for the New Year!

Happy New Year! I love the New Year because it gives us all a chance to start fresh, to begin again on those long-forgotten goals. Is fixing or improving your smile a nagging goal year after year for you? Or is it simply something that you say “someday” year after year.  With in-office conscious sedation and interest free financing, a smile makeover is painless for you and your pocket book!!

  1. Bleach your teeth – This can easily be done with over-the-counter white strips. A more aggressive option is professional tray bleaching or chairside bleaching at a dental office. Tray bleaching is the most cost effective and easy.  Many whitening systems only require you to wear the trays for 30 minutes!!!
  2. Tooth Colored Bonding – If you have a misshapen or rotated tooth or if the shapes of your teeth create a smile you don’t like, then a trained dentist can painlessly change your smile by adding a bonded composite material to your teeth. Bonding, combined with a prior bleaching treatment, is one of your best options for teeth that look wonderful.
  3. Crowns or Implants. Use these options to fix any individual unsightly or missing teeth. All Porcelain (metal free) Crowns cover a tooth and tend to strengthen it, while remaining extremely esthetic.  If you need a single tooth replacement, an implant is often a terrific way to replace it, assuming you have enough bone remaining in the space to hold an implant.
  4. Keep Your Teeth Clean. Use an electric toothbrush; my favorite is the Sonicare brand electric tooth brush (any rechargeable model is good) Then start flossing! Healthy gums are definitely part of a beautiful smile.
  5. Straighten your teeth with braces. Both conventional orthodontics and Invisalign clear braces (invisible trays) are great options these days. Invisalign uses a series of clear invisible plastic trays to gradually move the teeth into a better position.
  6. Porcelain laminates – This is truly one-stop shopping. You can achieve white, perfectly aligned and shaped teeth – sometimes in one day!  This treatment option works by resurfacing your front teeth with a thin veneer of bonded porcelain. Porcelain laminates are best for improving smiles in which teeth are worn, poorly positioned or discolored
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