The spring season is full of special events that are reasons to smile bright: weddings, prom, graduations, receptions, end of the year parties. The social season is upon us! There are numerous ways to make sure your smile is on point and looking its brightest for every photo op.
General and cosmetic dental procedures like cleanings, teeth whitening, veneers and laser whitening can all help improve the appearance of your smile. Coupled with a great daily dental care routine, longer-term health approaches like healthy eating or orthodontics, and an aesthetic regiment, creating a healthy, vibrant smile for event-season is easy!
Check out these tips for enhancing your natural smile and creating lasting memories:
There are several options for whitening your teeth: in-office laser treatments, at-home clear custom gel trays, strips and beyond. Jefferson Dental offers FREE whitening for life for patients who complete their exam, x-rays, cleaning and keep up with recommended dental visits. Select locations also offer laser whitening in-office. Whitening strips and other at-home solutions may be purchased at drug stores and can be effective if used properly.
Daily Dental Care:
Keeping your teeth clean isn’t just as simple as brushing every day. It’s important to brush for the recommended 2 minutes, twice daily each time. Also keep in mind that flossing is one of the most effective ways to clear around and in between teeth, where a tooth brush cannot reach.
Eat Foods for Good Oral Health:
Eating certain foods can actually help improve your oral health, and several naturally scrub the teeth. Crunchy and fibrous foods like carrots, apples, celery and others act as natural scrubbing agents that disrupt plaque accumulated on the teeth. Conversely, eating or drinking foods that can stain the teeth, even temporarily can affect how your smile looks during special moments.
Braces can take as few as a few months to several years to realign teeth, but the before and after results from braces can be very dramatic. Braces don’t just realign the teeth to look differently; properly aligned teeth can alleviate a number of oral health issues ranging from decay to difficulty eating to jaw pain.
Professional dental cleanings help remove plaque, tartar and particles (that can dull your smile) from the teeth and around the gums. Moreover, the hygienist or dentist will apply a polish that not only smooths and brightens the surfaces of the teeth, but protects the tooth enamel.
Dental veneers are placed over natural teeth to improve the color, shape, texture and look of teeth. While veneers are a lengthier process, the results can dramatically change the appearance of a person’s natural smile.
Every special occasion is a reason to smile bigger and with confidence. The right dental solution can help you celebrate your favorite events with your favorite people. We offer convenient evening and Saturday appointments at 60+ locations to fit your busy schedule. Book your spring cleaning today!