Every year on the 4th of July, we celebrate the founding of the United States of America. No matter our differences about political issues, we can all take pride in the many freedoms that we enjoy in our country.
As you are getting ready to take in this year’s fireworks, why not take some inspiration from them, too? Just as a grand fireworks display can light up the night, so too can your smile light up a room.
If you want another reason to celebrate this summer, start by contacting Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi, our dentist in Reading, MA. During your consultation, she can help you find a service or services that can help your smile sparkle all year.
How Your Smile Can Shine
Cosmetic dentistry has changed a lot over the course of human history. Different cultures have considered different kinds of smiles to be ideal. For example, the ancient Mayans bored holes into the front of their teeth so they could place jewels in them.
Today, we consider the “Hollywood” smile to be ideal. This kind of smile is common on the silver screen and photographs in celebrity magazines. No two smiles look exactly alike, but in general, the Hollywood smile includes white teeth that are evenly spaced and straight.
It’s also worth noting that few people are blessed to have such a smile naturally. Cosmetic dentistry helps millions of people improve their smiles every year. You could be one of them.
If you are looking to change your smile, here’s some of the things you can do:
✴ Fix Chipped Teeth
You can get a chip in your teeth at almost any moment. All it takes is one thing to cause part of your tooth to break away.
Taking your eye off the ball at the wrong time in a company softball game, walking into something, or biting down on something that was just a little too hard all can cause chipped teeth. This can hurt your smile, and for some people, it can become a source of embarrassment.
You can change this, however, with dental bonding. Using composite resin, we can rebuild your tooth to its original shape and size.
✴ Close Gaps Between Teeth
Diastema is the technical term for a space between teeth. Many people have this kind of gap between the teeth at the front of their mouths, although these gaps can occur between any teeth.
The right solution for this can vary depending on the size and location of the gap. A small gap can be fixed with dental bonding or dental veneers. Veneers are attached to the front of your teeth, which makes them useful for other reasons as well.
For multiple gaps or wide gaps, orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign® may be a better option.
✴ Whiten Your Smile
As people get older, they eat more meals and sip more drinks. Even bite and every sip adds to the stains on our teeth. These stains develop gradually, but over time they do become more and more noticeable.
Professional teeth whitening is a great way to remove those deep stains and bring back your white smile.
Dental veneers can be equally effective for a different reason. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth (sort of like fake fingernails) and can make your teeth as bright as you would like them to be.
✴ Straighten Your Smile
Crooked and crowded teeth can make some patients feel self-conscious about their smiles, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can get your teeth in line with some of our services.
For minor misalignment issues, dental veneers may be the fastest way to give yourself the appearance of straight, evenly spaced teeth.
For bigger alignment issues, including overbites and underbites, Invisalign is often a great option. Unlike braces, Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently reposition your teeth in a discreet way.
A Quick Word About Snap-On Smile
If you have sensitive teeth or you aren’t sure you want to go through with a permanent treatment, Snap-On Smile may be for you.
Snap-On Smile is a removable cover that is worn over your teeth to give you the appearance of the perfect smile. Some patients use this to test drive a different smile. Other patients use it as a comfortable long-term solution.
We are a preferred provider for Snap-On Smile, and we would be happy to answer any questions you have about this service.
Get In Touch With Us To Improve Your Smile
If you want to change your smile with cosmetic dentistry, call First Dental Associates at 781-435-7290 or request an appointment online.