Can Cosmetic Dentistry Change Your Life?
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. But one of the outcomes is often enjoying a better quality of life.
If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your smile, it may be time to sit down with one of our cosmetic dentists in Grand Rapids, MI.
Here’s how cosmetic dentistry can change your life for the better.
You’ll Smile More Often
As the song goes, “When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” Our cosmetic dentists know that this verse still rings true today.
When you smile, you convey a sense of well-being and confidence. And, indeed, everyone wants to smile with you. In fact, smiling can be contagious.
People respond positively to a healthy white smile. Research also shows that smiling improves health by relieving stress, lowering your blood pressure, and improving your mood. Smiling can also lift your face and help you look younger.
All these benefits can have a profound effect on your overall quality of life. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious of your smile, ask about ourduring your next appointment with us.
You’ll Experience Better Dental Health
It’s no secret. When you restore the appearance of your smile, you also restore your oral health. For example,straightens your teeth to give you a more attractive smile. But it also makes it easier for you to brush and floss so you can effectively remove plaque. By correcting teeth that are crooked and crowded, you’re giving dental plaque fewer places to hide.
Dental plaque is a sticky, invisible film of bacteria that lives inside your mouth. As you eat sugary foods, the bacteria consumes these particles and produces an acid that attacks your gums and erodes tooth enamel. By removing plaque more effectively, you’ll decrease your risk of getting cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
You’ll Be Able to Eat Your Favorite Foods Again
It may be difficult eating your favorite foods when your teeth make it painful to chew. The good news is that a lot of cosmetic procedures also restore the function of your teeth. For example, our dentists may recommend filling in an empty socket with a dental implant or repairing a cracked tooth with a crown. During your appointment, one of our dentists will examine the inside of your mouth and take X-rays to come up with an effective treatment plan.
Once we restore the natural strength and appearance of your teeth, you’ll be able to enjoy an unlimited diet again.
Call Renew Family Dental
There is a world of options for you and your teeth. By taking control and consulting with one of our dentists, you will discover that improving your smile is not as difficult as you may have thought. You’ll be able to restore your smile and your confidence. And that, in turn, will give you back your quality of life.
Drs. VanderLinde and Dodds are cosmetic dentists in Grand Rapids, MI. Our dental practice offers a full range of cosmetic services so you can improve the appearance of your smile. To request an appointment, call Renew Family Dental at (616) 245-3205.
This blog post has been updated.