There are many ways in which someone could improve their smile, but that largely depends on the condition and appearance of your teeth to begin with. It might be that multiple treatments will be required, like if you wanted to straighten and whiten your teeth, but often, people are concerned about their oral hygiene and mouth health as opposed to how their teeth actually look. No matter the size of your budget, there will be an option available that will suit you. So what can you do to improve your smile?
Have your teeth whitened
Cosmetic dental treatments are one of the best ways to restore a smile, and that includes teeth whitening services. Although there are products you can buy in the supermarkets that can be used at home, the teeth whitening services provided by a qualified dentist are second-to-none and completely unrivalled by over-the-counter whitening solutions.
If you are looking to whiten your teeth, then look to a dedicated dental surgery for help. Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic will be able to meticulously whiten your teeth with immaculate results every single time.
Visit a hygienist
A hygienist will give your teeth a professional deep clean; the kind that can’t be achieved at home even with the most top-of-the-range toothbrushes. A trained hygienist will be able to remove plaque build up, for example, which is something that you won’t be able to do yourself. Regular visits will help to avoid periodontal disease (gum disease) as well. All in all, visiting a hygienist is something you should do if you’re looking to restore your smile to one that’s natural and healthy.
Undergo veneer treatment
Veneers are an excellent choice for those who are looking to completely restore and improve their smile. Veneers are shell-like covers that are tooth-coloured and designed to seamlessly cover the fronts and the sides of natural teeth. A small amount of enamel will be removed from the tooth in order to accommodate the veneer itself.
It could take more than one visit before the treatment concludes, but the results are highly-impressive. Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic is able to carry out cosmetic dental treatments, including the fitting of veneers.
If you are considering veneers and would like to talk to someone about the treatment itself, get in touch with the professionals at Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic – we are always happy to discuss your options and provide bespoke help and advice.
Have braces fitted
Orthodontic treatment is often the best option if some of your teeth are crooked or out of place, especially at the front of the mouth. If the only thing putting you off having braces is the idea of having to wear metal brackets, then you need not worry, because there are plenty of other options on the market today to suit every lifestyle.
Invisalign braces are a hugely popular choice because, as the name would suggest, the braces themselves are practically invisible. They are also removable, making them a convenient choice for many patients looking to straighten their teeth with impeccable results.
Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic is happy to offer sterling orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign. If you are wanting to straighten crooked or crowded teeth, then look to the fully-trained dentists at Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic.
Use dental implants to replace missing teeth
When you have teeth that are missing, it can be difficult to imagine having a great-looking smile again. But with the help of dental implants, your teeth can be restored. Typically, dental implants are made of titanium and are designed to blend in perfectly with your existing teeth, even down to the colour.
An implant will be anchored securely into either the upper or lower jaw, depending on where the missing tooth is. This allows the implant to function as a natural tooth, meaning you can eat, smile and talk with complete confidence.
Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic is pleased to provide dental implant treatments to our patients throughout Loughborough and the surrounding areas. In addition to dental implant treatments, Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic are also able to fit dental crowns and bridges, as well as dentures. No matter what, you will always be able to count on their highly-qualified, experienced dentists to restore your smile.
Ensure excellent oral hygiene
Along with visiting a hygienist and your dentist regularly, part of maintaining excellent oral hygiene should happen at home. Brushing your teeth twice a day, at the start and end of the day, and after every meal is the minimum you should be doing to ensure the integrity of your teeth and ensure healthy gums.
Flossing is something else you should do to help get even the smallest bits of debris out from in between your teeth. If left for long periods of time, those tiny pieces of food could cause cavities to form, which will cause more serious problems further down the line. Making sure you do everything you can to ensure excellent oral hygiene at home plays a huge role in maintaining a healthy smile.
Pay your dentist a visit regularly
Visiting your dentist on a regular basis will not only help to improve your smile, but it will also maintain your smile. Going to the dentist for a simple check up twice a year is a small price to pay for excellent oral hygiene and health. You will have teeth and gums that look great, but you will also have peace of mind that they are healthy. It is not just about their appearance. It is important that your teeth are intact so as to avoid cavities, infections and other issues.
Give up smoking
Smoking causes the teeth to become stained, but if you visit a hygienist regularly, you will be able to keep the discolouration at bay. However, the best way to avoid this is to give up smoking altogether. Not only will this help to prevent staining, but it will ensure overall gum health and restore your respiratory health.
Limit the amount of red wine, tea & coffee you drink
Tea, coffee and red wine in particular are renowned for causing stains on teeth, so much so, dentists regularly advise their patients to either limit the volume you drink or avoid them altogether, if possible. However, if your teeth do become stained as a result of the food and drink you consume, your hygienist will be able to polish it off, restoring the tooth to its natural, often whiter, colour.
Despite this, it is possible for the staining to affect your tooth enamel, which will result in a more permanent problem. Drinking beverages through a straw would be the best way to avoid tooth staining, especially if you are looking to protect veneers, for example. Drinking water, either in between consuming tea and coffee or immediately after, will further help to reduce the likelihood of staining.
Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic is proud to provide patients throughout Loughborough and across the East Midlands with exceptional dental treatments, whether it be cosmetic or specialist, such as orthodontic, endodontic and periodontal treatments. For more information about how the committed dentists at Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic can help you today, contact a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team – we are always happy to hear from you.