Many of us pledge to have a better body in the New Year. We join a gym or begin a diet. We hope you’ll make a better smile part of your self-improvement plan. As your dentist, we’d love to help with that! The great news is, improving your oral health is good for your overall health too.
In the meantime, see some of the ways you can improve your smile this year:
- See Us Regularly for Cleanings and Exams – One of the most important things you can to do to improve your smile is also one of the easiest. See us every six months for an exam and cleaning. It’s easier to prevent dental problems before they start. That is why these services are so essential. Regular cleanings help keep your teeth free of cavities and gum disease. Exams allow us to identify small issues that we can treat before they become big problems.
- Straighten a Crooked Smile – Chances are, you feel self-conscious about crooked teeth. That’s reason enough to straighten them. However, it will also improve your oral health. A crooked smile causes problems with bite alignment. It can also make it difficult to get your teeth clean. Unlike most general dentists, you can get Invisalign or metal braces at our office. While both straighten teeth, Invisalign is especially popular among adults. The nearly invisible aligners make treatment more comfortable and convenient than braces. Invisalign works in less time than braces, too.
- Replace Missing Teeth – Like orthodontic treatment, replacing missing teeth improves both your oral health and your self-esteem. We offer many options for replacing teeth. We typically recommend dental implants, because they offer a feel and function most similar to natural teeth. We even offer an implant treatment for receiving implants and a full arch of new teeth in one appointment. If implants simply aren’t for you, you can get a bridge or dentures instead.
- Stop Smoking – If you smoke, you know it’s bad for you. It’s linked to many serious diseases, including lung cancer. It affects your smile too, making you more vulnerable to problems like dry mouth and gum disease. Smokers heal more slowly, so you’ll need more time to recover from medical or dental procedures. Make 2024 the year you stop this harmful habit.
- Repair Dental Damage ASAP – It’s important to be as proactive as possible when fixing dental damage. If you wait, you risk needing a more extensive – and costly – repair. For example, if bacteria gets inside a cracked or broken tooth and infects the pulp, you’ll need either a root canal or an extraction.
Call Friendly Smiles Center today at 856-359-4000. Let us help you get a better smile!