Summer is sunny, bright, crisp, clean – and you want your smile to reflect the same. But it feels dingy, stained, and flawed. You may not have a lot of time or be willing to invest in a big-budget smile makeover right now, but you don’t have to in order to get better-looking teeth for summer. Here are a few of the fastest ways to brighten your smile in time for vacation, relaxing, and those lazy, hazy days.
Professional Teeth Whitening
You may be tempted to visit the oral hygiene aisle at the drugstore for a quick fix for your smile, but you are better off investing in a longer-lasting sure thing: professional teeth whitening from your Arlington cosmetic dentist.
ZOOM! whitening is an affordable, fast treatment that only takes about an hour to complete in the dentist’s office. Plus, you go home with customized whitening trays so you can do touch-ups months down the road. You certainly won’t need to spruce up your smile anytime soon. Professional whitening can last for years with basic brushing and flossing and visits to your dentist.
When you have a problem tooth or two that’s marring your entire smile, you can correct it easily and quickly with dental bonding. This procedure only takes about 30 minutes per tooth and is non-invasive. You read that right – when you have a small cosmetic issue, dental bonding doesn’t require numbing agents or a drill.
Whether your tooth is oddly shaped, short, chipped, stained, or gapped, the process is the same: quick prep, application of the tooth-colored resin, bonding of the resin to your tooth, sculpting the tooth into the correct shape, polishing, and done. After a quick bite test to confirm that your bonded tooth is the right size and shape and is comfortable when you speak and bite down, your smile makeover is complete. Correcting that one problem tooth can transform your entire smile.
Has it been a while since you’ve seen your dentist and had your teeth professionally cleaned? You will notice a tremendous difference in the gleam and shine of your teeth when your dental hygienist gets his or her hands on them. A dental cleaning every six months is important not just so your dentist can get a good look at your oral health regularly and so the plaque and tartar can be scraped away, but also to help your teeth shine.
When all the gunk is removed from your teeth and each one is perfectly polished, it isn’t so easy for food particles and bacteria to cling to them, so they’ll stay shiny and bright for a little while. Keep up with the good brushing and flossing and you can make that professional polishing last even longer.
Brighten Your Smile in Arlington, TX
Ready to brighten your smile just in time for summer? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Alana Macalik, Arlington, TX, dentist to find out what’s right for your teeth and whether you qualify for a speedy smile makeover.