Do you have cavities? Are you worried that your cavities will ruin your smile? Well, if you don’t treat cavities it will definitely worsen over time. Not only do cavities rob you off a beautiful smile they also compromise your dental health. Cavities result when food particles are not removed from your teeth. Food left in your teeth will trigger bacteria to multiply. These bacteria will release acids that will eventually erode your enamel. In most cases, they create pits and holes in your enamel, it also gives your teeth a chalky appearance. For severe forms of tooth decay, you will start to notice black or brown discoloration on your teeth. This can be unsightly. How do you fix this problem? Well, if cavities and tooth decay are evident the best thing you can do is to seek the services of a cosmetic dentist. You cannot reverse cavities by yourself.
What about severe tooth discoloration? Do you know that your weekend wine nights, your morning cup of coffee and your post-meal hot tea are responsible for the stains on your teeth? Yes, these seemingly harmless drinks that happen to be your favorite drinks are the reasons why your teeth are severely yellow. You can give up these drinks but you can’t change the color of your teeth. You need the help of a cosmetic dentist to brighten up your smile.
How about chips and cracks? Despite the toughness of your enamel, your teeth are still prone to cracks, chips and fractures. Obviously, only your cosmetic dentist can restore the strength, integrity and beauty of your teeth. How do they fix these imperfections? Below, we’ll reveal the secrets to achieving a flawless smile.
Dental Crowns – a dental crown is a cap designed in the shape of a tooth. It is placed over a defective tooth to restore its strength and appearance. Your cosmetic dentist will cement it into place so that it fully conceals the visible portion of your tooth.
Filling – fillings may also be given to treat cavities. The decayed portion of your affected tooth will be removed and your dentist will fill it with amalgam, plastic or composite resin. Fillings are used to repair broken or cracked teeth or worn down teeth from tooth grinding or nail-biting.
Veneers – for severe tooth discoloration, your cosmetic dentist may recommend the application of porcelain veneers. Veneers are extremely thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of your teeth to improve its shade. It’s better than teeth whitening because these shells are stain-resistant, which means even if you drink dark-colored beverages it will not stain your teeth. Despite how thin they are, veneers are smartly designed using ultramodern technology so that even if they look flimsy they are very durable and can last for years. The beauty of veneers is aside from brightening your smile you can also choose the size and shape you want. Veneers not only improve the color but they also conceal cracks and chips in your teeth. In fact, they also correct minor teeth misalignment.
The ultimate secret to a flawless smile is to brush and floss your teeth every day. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. When you brush, do it using the proper technique. The same goes for flossing. When you do it right you are effectively removing stains and food particles from your mouth sparing you from cavities, tooth decays and stains.
Aside from your oral care routine, you should also make it a point to see your dentist regularly. Once every 6 months is enough so that your dentist can monitor your teeth and gums. There you have it, the ultimate secrets to an attractive and healthy smile.