The smile professionals at Barsky DDS would like to share our list of the top 10 best ways to create a happy, healthy and positive smile. The simple act of smiling increases mood elevating endorphins, known to boost confidence and happiness. So, why not smile more? Try some of these tips from Dr. Barsky for a great smile you can be confident about!
1. Enjoy a Smile Makeover.
If you are unhappy with your smile but are not sure where to start, why not schedule a consultation for a Smile Makeover? The purpose of a Smile Makeover is to restore the function of your smile and enhance your smile to be more vibrant than ever. Depending on your specific needs, your Smile Makeover might include a series of treatments from dental fillings, to whitening, to dental implants. Most people do not realize that there are many options to correct for minor to major dental flaws and dysfunction.
2. Correct for worn, discolored or dull enamel.
Aging, diet and smoking can leave your tooth enamel thin, dull and discolored. A dull enamel detracts from a beautiful smile. An excellent option for restoring a bright and beautiful smile is with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain bonded to the visible surface of the teeth, meant to correct for surface flaws and create a beautiful smile.
3. Whiten your teeth for a brighter smile.
Teeth whitening is an excellent option to instantly brighten your smile and help to make you appear younger, refreshed and confident. The teeth whitening process erases teeth staining and is a simple solution that offers a great impact.
4. Correct for minor flaws.
Dental bonding is an excellent option for individuals who have minor to moderate cosmetic flaws, particularly in the front teeth. Bonding can correct for small chips, rough areas or discolorations that detract from a beautiful smile. A simple, resin-based compound is artfully placed over the tooth to correct for the flaw and preserve the tooth’s natural structure.
5. Straighten misalignment.
One of the biggest detractors from a beautiful and confident smile is crooked or gapped teeth. With Invisalign alternative braces, you can improve your alignment, function and appearance through a comfortable series of removable braces. Invisalign offers excellent dental outcomes with less discomfort than traditional orthodontics.
6. Replace diseased and dysfunctional teeth without losing your smile.
When it comes time to replace all or most of your teeth, dentures are a perfect solution to maintaining your appearance and ability to enjoy eating your favorite foods. There are many types available, from removable to permanent dentures. Dentures have come a long way and are now much more comfortable and functional than traditional ones of the past.
7. Remove old metal fillings.
Older metal fillings (amalgam fillings) are unsightly, greatly detracting from your smile. In addition, these fillings can begin to leak and cause a dark tint in the tooth enamel. Fortunately, it is possible to remove these fillings and replace them with composite fillings. The new composite fillings match the color of the tooth enamel, making your filling virtually undetectable when smiling.
8. Replace missing teeth.
One of the biggest detractors from a confident smile is missing teeth. If you have lost one or multiple teeth due to trauma or tooth decay, then dental implant surgery would be an appropriate service to restore your smile. Dental implant surgery replaces tooth roots with metal posts and replaces lost teeth with artificial ones. The artificial teeth function like natural teeth and appear natural in the mouth.
9. Participate in regular cleanings.
Regular teeth cleanings are essential to healthy teeth and gums. Teeth cleanings remove unwanted tartar and plaque in difficult to reach places. In addition, the clinician is able to screen for any signs of oral disease. Regular teeth cleanings help to prevent against gum disease, bad breath, and teeth staining.
10. Examine your oral health.
It is imperative to participate in regular dental examinations. For most people, twice yearly dental examinations are appropriate in order to assess for and prevent oral disease including gingivitis, dental decay, oral cancer, and TMJ dysfunction. A dental examination is so much more than simply looking at the teeth. Here, you will identify and correct for disease as well as learn strategies to best protect your oral health.
If you are not confident about your smile, please set up a complimentary consultation at Barsky DDS. We would be thrilled with the opportunity to show you just how bright your smile can be!
Meet Dr. Barsky
About Dr. Barsky
Dr. Barsky is a skilled prosthodontist, offering exceptional dental care and reconstructive dentistry solutions. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontists, a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, member of the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association, and a respected professional in the field of dentistry. He is an expert in creating optimal oral health and beauty.