3 Surprising Ways A Smile Makeover Can Help You

3 Surprising Ways A Smile Makeover Can Help You

Your smile greets the world, so you want to put your best self forward every time you flash your pearly whites. But if your teeth are dull, crooked, or chipped, your smile may not tell the story you want the world to hear.

Here at our practice, Kerry M. Bloom, DDS, we offer smile makeovers that transform your teeth. From whitening to straightening, we offer a number of different procedures to our Houston area patients that help them light up the room with a smile that sparkles.

The makeover

Before we get into the advantages of a smile makeover, let’s review what we’re talking about when we say we’re going to transform your smile. Every person is different, with different dental issues, so one person’s makeover may differ from another’s. That said, the main goal behind a smile makeover is to straighten, whiten, cover, and replace your teeth.

We do this using a number of different tools, including teeth whitening, Invisalign®, veneers, implants, composite bonding, and inlays and onlays. When it comes time to choose the right treatments for your smile, you’ll sit down with us to review your issues and your goals, and we’ll come up with the perfect plan.

If you’re considering doing something about your smile, there are 3 surprising ways a makeover can help you.

1. Pearly whites

White teeth are a sign of youth, good health, and vitality. A simple whitening procedure can shave years off your appearance, doing away with dull, yellowing teeth that are a sure sign of aging. As the years go by, your protective enamel, which is responsible for the white color of your teeth, begins to naturally wear down, revealing more of the yellowish-brown dentin inside. In addition to this, years of staining can take their toll, leaving your teeth discolored. All of this adds up to teeth that look like they’ve gone the distance.

With our in-office whitening, we can improve the color of your teeth by 8-10 shades, making your smile dazzle. We can also accomplish this same effect with composite bonding, veneers, and inlays and onlays. The advantages of these procedures is that they also hide small imperfections, such as chips and irregularly-shaped teeth.

While whiter teeth do wonders for bringing youth back to your face, studies show that they also help you financially and socially. One study, in particular, found that 58% of participants were more likely to be hired after their teeth were whitened and 54% garnered more interest when it came to dating.

2. Straighten up

While white teeth are important, so are straight teeth. A study conducted by Invisalign found that 29% of people in the United States looked to a person’s teeth first when meeting someone. Going even further, 47% of respondents thought people with straight teeth were healthy, 21% viewed them as happy, and 38% assumed people with straight teeth were smart.

While we understand that straight teeth have nothing to do with intelligence, the smart choice is to understand that the impressions crooked teeth make aren’t terribly positive, which is why we offer Invisalign. Using clear aligners, we can straighten out your teeth, giving you a smile that exudes happiness, health, and confidence.

3. To your health

While we’ve so far concentrated on the cosmetic reasons a smile makeover can benefit you, all too often the health aspects are underestimated. A smile makeover includes replacing missing teeth and crowning those that have extensive decay. A missing tooth (or teeth) is far more than a cosmetic concern because it can compromise your surrounding teeth. Without the tooth, your jawbone loses bone and your existing teeth can shift out of place. Gaps in your teeth also invite more decay as bacteria have better access to your gums.

By filling in the gap and halting decay in your teeth, we can preserve your dental health, and your smile, for years to come.

To get started on your smile makeover, please give our Houston office a call or request a consultation using our easy online booking tool on this website.

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