You may have spent ages finding the perfect party outfit, but an attractive and healthy smile can provide the finishing touch. Even though Christmas is nearly upon us, there are still things you can do to help your smile look its fabulous best.
One of the easiest treatments is to simply have your teeth professionally cleaned. This treatment frequently recommended by your dentists, Dr. Sarah Harland and Dr. Tom Greene.
A scale and polish is a treatment that is great for your dental health, and especially for your gums, but it’s also a very nice way to help rejuvenate your smile. During a scale and polish, your teeth are gently scaled or scraped which is a procedure that removes hardened plaque, a substance called tartar.
Tartar or calculus can build up around your gum line if you fail to thoroughly remove plaque during brushing and flossing. It contains bacteria that will infect and inflame your gums and tartar can appear quite yellowish in colour. Because it’s so hard, tartar can only be removed by a dental professional. Getting rid of tartar will brighten up your smile and by removing the bacteria found in tartar we can help to protect your dental health.
Once your teeth have been scaled, they are carefully polished which can remove some slight surface stains and afterwards your teeth should have a healthy gleam.
Lots of people have fillings in their front teeth which are made from tooth coloured composite resin. This is a great material but over time it can become stained. If you have noticed your front fillings are looking a little dingy, then it could be time to replace them. Renewing these fillings can be a nice way to improve the appearance of your teeth, all while protecting your dental health.
Looking for Something More? What about Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is fast and effective, and a professional treatment is extremely safe. It is also very affordable and makes a great festive treat without breaking the bank. There are two ways you can whiten and the quickest is by booking an in-office whitening treatment. In as little as an hour, your teeth will look considerably brighter and it’s a good choice if you have a special event or celebration that is imminent.
Otherwise, we can supply you with a custom-designed whitening kit that includes trays made to fit exactly over your teeth and a supply of whitening gel to use in the comfort of your own home. With this treatment, we will show you how to fill and insert the trays, and you simply need to leave them in place for a few hours each day or even overnight.
Although it takes a couple of weeks to complete treatment, you will begin to notice a real difference within just a few days. It’s a good option if you would like a little more control over your whitening treatment and of course, you can always reuse the trays when you need to top up your smile. If you wish, you can even use a combination of the two treatments.
These treatments are safe, affordable and effective. Although we want you to have a beautiful smile for the holidays, above all we want it to be healthy.
* Source: Statistic Brain statisticbrain.com