When we think about cosmetic dentistry we commonly just picture pretty smiles. Pretty smiles are great, but there is much more to the story. There are other, less obvious ways a smile makeover can be a good thing. Here are some to consider:
When teeth are chipped, misaligned or have spaces between them there will be places that are hard to keep clean where bacteria will form communities. These groups of bacteria can cause a lot of damage. They will attack your teeth and gums, causing cavities or gum disease. Maybe even both. If you don't brush and floss daily or get professional cleanings and exams at recommended intervals the damage can be worse and create expensive problems that are harder to fix.
It's important to note that these bacterial infections can be dangerous for your overall health as well. An overgrowth of bacteria in your mouth can get into your blood stream when you swallow or through the thin tissue of your mouth. They are also a source of chronic inflammation which has been linked to several diseases you really don't want to have.
Misaligned or missing teeth can also be hard on your jaw, eventually causing arthritis or other issues that can be challenging to resolve.
It may come as a surprise, but cosmetic dentistry can protect your teeth and keep your mouth healthy, too.
Personal Confidence and Success
When we look beyond the teeth and imagine how good it feels to have a smile we are proud to share, it becomes obvious that smile makeovers can actually change lives. We've seen it happen.
Smiling increases endorphins and improves mood so doing it more often is good for our mental and emotional health. There are even studies that show weightlifters are stronger when they smile and smiling can positively impact your immune system and health.
It can also make you feel confident and when you feel confident you have a better chance of doing well at things like dating and job interviews, things that can change your life.
Feeling and looking your best is also important for those special occasions like your wedding, publicity photos, or getting an award. You will be happiest when you know your smile is representing you well in person and in photographs.
It may be surprising, but it is true that cosmetic dentistry can make a difference in your health and success. It's not just about teeth. We encourage you to consider ALL of the benefits of a smile makeover when deciding whether to have one done. Keep in mind that we will make the process easy and give you the information you need to make the best decision for you.
If you decide it's time for a new smile, we have the experience, technology and dedication to excellence that will help you get the best results.
We promise to take great care of you. Give us a call.
KN Dentistry - Orange, CA - (714) 633-2562