Spring is a time of rejuvenation. Flowers are blooming, houses are being cleaned, and people are spending more time outside after the long, cold winter months.
Spring is also a time for summer planning, weekend getaways, and events. With so much on the horizon, is your smile ready?
As the weather warms up, consider a smile makeover to go with the fresh, new spring season. Smile makeovers transform your teeth into a brilliant and bright smile that you can’t wait to show off!
Learn how Rasmussen Dental can improve your smile, boost your confidence, and help you maintain your smile after treatment.
What is a Smile Makeover?
Not only is cosmetic dentistry known to have benefits for oral health, it can also greatly boost your self-confidence.
Think about your dream smile. Does it include straighter teeth, whiter teeth, or correcting chips, cracks, gaps, or broken teeth? How do you feel about your smile? Are you confident? Do you smile freely or do you try to hide your teeth when smiling?
Smile makeovers are customizable cosmetic dental treatments with the goal of making your dream smile a reality.
Common cosmetic dental treatments include:
Professional teeth whitening treatments are much more effective than at-home kits. These treatments usually consist of an in-office procedure coupled with take-home trays for touch-up whitening.
Cosmetic veneers are hard, thin coverings bonded to teeth that fix misshapen teeth, gaps, and discoloration. Veneers cover the entire tooth and are made in a dental lab before being placed during your appointment. Veneers do not stain over time and are generally a more permanent solution lasting 10-25 years or more.
Another way to repair chipped, cracked, broken, or discolored teeth is with cosmetic bonding. It is a less permanent solution than veneers, usually lasting 3-10 years, but it is more cost-effective and quicker to have done. Bonding is performed by a dentist, generally in a single appointment.
Do you have old metal fillings that you want replaced? Tooth-colored fillings are bonded to the teeth to strengthen them while also reducing decay. Best of all, they blend in with the surface of your teeth.
Custom, natural-looking dental implants are placed under the gum to replace lost teeth. If properly maintained, dental implants can last a lifetime.
These clear aligners straighten teeth and are a great alternative to traditional braces for those looking to correct less severe alignment issues. Consult with Dr. Rasmussen about whether you’re a good candidate for cosmetic braces.
A makeover of your smile could include one or all of the options above. Your recommended treatment plan will vary based on your hopes for your smile.
How to Maintain Your Smile
Your smile makeover can include a wide variety of cosmetic dental options to achieve your desired results. Once you have your dream smile, it’s important to maintain it.
There are several ways to maintain your beautiful smile including:
Avoid food & beverages that stain
Coffee, tea, and wine are common beverages that cause staining. Foods to avoid include pigmented berries, colorful vegetables, and citrus. By avoiding these stain-causing foods and drinks, you can ensure your pearly whites stay nice and bright.
Drinking water is not only essential for your overall health, but it’s extremely beneficial for your teeth. If you must eat or drink stain-causing foods and beverages, alternate with water to help wash away discoloration before it sets into the tooth enamel.
Chew sugarless gum
Sugarless gum helps generate saliva and helps to cleanse your teeth.
Proper dental hygiene
Practice good dental hygiene by brushing at least twice per day and flossing regularly to help keep your teeth clean, white, and cavity-free.
If you want to achieve a brighter smile for a big event such as a wedding or a vacation, complete your whitening treatment 2-3 weeks prior for optimal results.
Cosmetic Dentistry at Rasmussen Dental
No matter what you envision for your teeth, we can help you achieve your dream smile with a smile makeover.
At Rasmussen Dental, we’ve seen how a new smile can transform the lives of our patients. Schedule a consultation to discuss your options for transforming your smile this spring season.