Show your smile a little love this February
Regardless of whether you have a significant other or are happily single, this month is the perfect time to show your smile a little tender loving care. With the proper care, your teeth will be with you for life and with careful maintenance, you can ensure your teeth always look their very best.
Have Your Smile Professionally Checked
If it has been a while since your smile had its regular health check-up, then book an appointment to see Dr. James Cadigan who can thoroughly assess the condition of your teeth and gums to ensure all is well.
Regular dental check-ups are important for everybody. Often the first signs of disease may cause few, if any symptoms, but when detected early on are easier and quicker to treat. Early treatment helps to preserve your teeth, prolonging their natural life.
Treat Your Teeth to a Professional Cleaning
Whenever you see the dentist, it’s a nice idea to book a hygiene appointment, but you can also book a professional teeth cleaning as a stand-alone treatment. A hygiene treatment is a great way to look after your smile because having your teeth professionally cleaned protects the health of your teeth and your gums.
By ensuring your teeth are super clean, your risk of common dental problems including tooth decay and gum disease is reduced. You’ve probably noticed that your teeth look a little brighter after being properly cleaned, and this is because your hygienist will professionally polish them. After a hygiene treatment, you can whisper sweet nothings in a loved one’s ear with the confidence of knowing your breath will be fresh.
Repairing and Restoring Your Smile
Most people have at least one or two fillings and from time to time these will need replacing. Ensuring your fillings are replaced as they begin to age is a great way to protect your teeth.
The whole purpose of a filling is to restore strength and structure to a tooth while preventing bacteria from entering the tooth. An ageing filling may begin to crumble and leak and is likely to be discoloured. Replacing it with a nice new tooth coloured filling will protect the tooth and replacing fillings in front teeth can help to improve the appearance of your smile.
If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, then this can often be repaired with tooth coloured filling material. Dr. Cadigan takes great care when placing any filling in a front tooth to make sure it blends in nicely with your natural teeth.
Beautifying Your Smile
It’s generally quite easy to improve the appearance of your teeth using some straightforward and affordable techniques and treatments. Treatments that might interest you include teeth whitening and veneers, while crowns can protect any damaged teeth.
Teeth whitening is extremely popular, and you can choose to have your teeth whitened in a single treatment, or to whiten at home with a custom-made whitening kit. A professional teeth whitening treatment is very safe because Dr. Cadigan will first examine your teeth to make sure treatment is appropriate.
Dental veneers can be used to hide teeth that are discoloured, and which will not respond to teeth whitening or to cover up teeth that are too small or not quite the best shape. When a tooth is badly broken down then it’s often best protected with a dental crown that will completely cover it. Modern crowns are made from sophisticated materials and are often metal-free for the best aesthetic effect.
Modern dentistry can create stunning results, but every truly beautiful smile begins with a healthy mouth. If it is about time you showed your teeth some love, please contact Chatham Dental Centre to discover how we can help you.