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4 Reasons to Visit a Cosmetic Dentist

April 15, 2014

Do you really need an excuse for a smile makeover? Here are 4 benefits to consider.

4 reasonsCosmetic dentists offer a variety of services including whitening, veneers, and orthodontics designed to help patients enjoy more beautiful smiles. No matter which of the following 4 reasons to visit a cosmetic dentist applies to you, California Dental Group is happy to help.

Improve Self-Esteem

Studies have linked straight, white, healthy teeth with improved self-image and self-esteem. A visit to the cosmetic dentist for a smile makeover can help you feel better about your appearance, which should help boost your confidence at work and improve your social life as well.

Fight Ageism at Work

Many members of the baby boomer generation are concerned about looking old, especially at work. They fear that older workers are the least likely to be hired and the most likely to get fired or downsized when times are tough. Studies have actually proven that young job applicants are more likely to win a position than older ones. One tell-tale sign of old age is yellow teeth. By investing in teeth whitening from your cosmetic dentist, and by taking other steps to present a more youthful image and energy, you can make sure people see the real you and not just your age.

Make Crooked Teeth Easier to Clean

Crooked teeth can harbor lots of bacteria in the places where teeth overlap or crowd up against one another. These little pockets are hard to clear out when you brush, but if your teeth were nice and straight you wouldn’t have this problem. By visiting a cosmetic dentist, you can get a smile makeover that will straighten your teeth for a prettier and healthier smile. You can typically choose between traditional braces or Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment.

Improve the Quality of a Restoration

If you chip or break a tooth, a regular dentist can repair the damage using composite material. This will relieve pain and restore the basic functionality of the tooth, but depending on the skill of your regular dentist, it may not look that pretty. A cosmetic dentist can improve the look of your restoration in two main ways. First of all, they can simply use their superior cosmetic skills to reshape the composite into a more natural and appealing shape. Alternatively, they might suggest covering the damaged tooth and neighboring teeth with porcelain veneers to improve not only the restored tooth but your smile as a whole.

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