Are you not completely satisfied with your teeth? There is a lot of options available to you if you’re not. Advancements in dentistry over the past few years have created a range of new treatments to tackle almost every issue you could think of.
If any of these issues are bothering you, read through our guide of treatments to find an option that suits you.
Your teeth’s brightness can dull over time due to various reasons, the most common being red wine, coffee, tea, and smoking, but there are also factors like age, genetics, and poor oral hygiene.
There are a lot of treatments online to keep your smile as bright as the sun, including home remedies like baking soda and apple cider vinegar. There are also products on the shelf that contain whitening products like activated charcoal. These products may be cheap, but they range from ineffective to outright poisonous. The most effective way of getting your teeth whiter is by visiting the dentist, and it might not cost what you think.
An appointment with your hygienist will have your teeth looking whiter through a routine teeth cleaning. The sticky layer of bacteria over your teeth, plaque, can lead to tooth decay and gum disease but is also dulling the whiteness of your smile. A cleaning will get rid of plaque and any surface stains that may be yellowing your teeth. You’d be surprised what a difference the simple act can make.
If you are still not satisfied, you can look into getting your teeth professionally whitened. Your dentist will guard your mouth before painting your teeth with a bleach solution. They will then shine a light into your mouth, activating the solution and allowing it to develop over 15 minutes. And that’s you, ready to outshine the spotlight.
You can contact Pure Dentistry to ask for a consultation on their treatments.
If you are concerned that your teeth are crowded, crooked, or protruding, there are great advancements in orthodontics that have made straightening your teeth easy and, miraculously, available to adults. So, if you think you missed the opportunity when you were in school, there is still time.
Traditional braces are made up of metal brackets, each glued to every one of your teeth and held in place with wire. But there are ways to avoid the metal-filled smile. For one thing, braces can now be placed on the inside of your teeth so that they pull rather than push your teeth into place, and they are unseen by anyone who isn’t getting too close.
But there is an advancement that has skyrocketed in popularity lately—that of the clear aligner. Clear aligners are an invisible retainer that lines your teeth. They forego the metal entirely and are instead made of transparent plastic that no one will see. Crucially, they are removable so that wedding you’re looking forward to won’t have photos of you outshining the bride for all the wrong reasons. You can take them out to eat, sleep, or drink if you wish. Wear it all day for a shorter number of months, or stick to wearing it at night for a longer period to get the effect you want.
The most convenient option, a dentist, can send you a kit to take a mould of your teeth, then send it back for them to create a personalized retainer to send you.
Tooth loss treatments
Losing a tooth can be a debilitating experience that can affect your self-confidence and mental health. Tooth loss can affect your eating, speech, and smile. Whether it’s due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury, losing a tooth puts you in one of the million others in the US.
Missing teeth in children are treated differently than missing teeth in adults. A missing baby tooth may require space maintainers by a paediatric dentist.
In the past, dentures and bridges were used to fill the gap left by a lost tooth, but they habit shifting around in the mouth if they aren’t fitted properly, affecting how you eat and causing slurring and mumbling speech. Dentures are also a temporary replacement, with even the most high-quality dentures needing to be replaced every 7-10 years.
Today’s solution is a dental implant. You can have a small titanium rod implanted in the space left by your lost tooth for the jawbone to heal and grow around. This will give you a solid foundation for a crown to be attached to. It is a permanent solution that will require one payment.
Your dentist will make sure your new tooth matches your organic set, so it won’t stand out, and it will make eating and speaking a lot easier. There are additional perks to implants, like no maintenance beyond the brushing, flossing, mouthwash, and regular visits that your regular teeth need to thrive and the fact that it is easier to clean than a bridge, which leaves no space for floss or a brush to get into.