Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How a Dentist Maintains and Enhances Your Smile

Dental procedures and services are very important both for the appearance of your teeth and smile, but also for the comfort of your mouth. If dental care is neglected, you may find yourself suffering from pain and discomfort in your teeth and gums when you try to eat, drink, and talk. In order to improve the comfort and confidence you have in your teeth, you can go to a dental office and take advantage of the services and procedures a dentist has to offer you. Here are the different procedures and services that many dentists offer their clients that can help you maintain and enhance your teeth.

Maintenance Procedures

Maintaining your teeth and gums is very important in preventing discomfort and painful problems in your mouth. Maintenance procedures include regular dental cleanings and examinations. Dentists recommend that you have cleanings and exams done at least once every year. Dental cleanings are important because it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to remove all of the plaque and build up on your teeth simply by brushing and flossing at home. Dental tools and professional knowledge make dental cleanings much more effective at completely cleaning your teeth. Additionally, exams are essential in identifying the beginnings of dental disease or decay so that these problems can be repaired early on before they have had a chance to escalate into more serious, extensive, and painful problems. These exams can save you from very expensive dental repair procedures necessary to maintaining your dental health and comfort.

Cosmetic Procedures

Additionally, dentists help you enhance the appearance of your teeth and your smile with cosmetic procedures. Teeth straightening and teeth whitening are two common cosmetic dental procedures that many people elect to have. If you have crooked teeth, you may be considering teeth straightening. Dentists can help you determine the severity of your crooked teeth and decide if you need to have traditional braces or clear braces to correct the problem. Additionally, teeth yellowing can negatively affect the appearance of teeth, so if you are interested in reversing the yellowing of teeth, you can go to the dentist who can perform teeth whitening procedures for you.

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