With multiple options available to improve your smile, here are a few that can improve your overall look. While some can be done outside of the dental office, some need to be completed by a professional in order to get the best result.
Whitening is an easy improvement that can be completed in the office or in the comfort of your home.
2. Removing decay
Decay is not something you want to leave on your teeth. It can create bigger problems for your smile and it can decrease the overall appearance.
Missing teeth can create a number of problems for you. Not only do your other teeth begin to shift into their place, this process begins to affect your face taking years from your life. Dr. Strutz says, "missing teeth also can create a negative appearance, decreasing self-esteem. Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges, or with removable appliances.
4. Build up worn teeth
As time goes on your teeth may become worn down, especially if you grind your teeth at night. Building up your teeth using a tooth colored material can restore them to a more beautiful look and its much more cost effective than some other options.
5. Get your gums healthy
Gum health is not only for your teeth but for your body as well. Periodontal disease has been linked to a decrease in overall health as well as problems inside your mouth. Unhealthy gums are red and inflamed, healthy ones – pink. Also remember your gums are the ‘picture frames’ for your teeth. If those frames are not looking their best it might be time for some gum re-contouring.
6. Protect your smile with a night guard
Once you have spent the time and money restoring your smile, you’ll want to take care of your work. If you grind your teeth, wear a night guard to protect them.
Dr. Judy Strutz and her team are here to help restore you smile.