Everyone wants to have a perfect smile, and it is drilled into British children that they have to look after their teeth. Not surprisingly, Covid had a negative effect on dental visits, and many avoided seeing their dentist during the pandemic.
Even now the dental industry hasn’t fully recovered or returned to pre-pandemic levels. However, the UK dental industry is still worth a healthy £6 billion in 2023.
Some of the more common reasons for visiting a dentist are to get teeth cleaned, and whitened. Keeping teeth dazzlingly white can be difficult, and certain lifestyle habits will have an effect. This is why millions of people opt for cosmetic treatments at dental clinics today.
How can you get a perfect straight dazzling smile?
Not everyone grows up to have a perfectly straight set of teeth, and accidents can also occur. Teeth can be damaged accidentally or discoloured from smoking, drinking coffee, or red wine.
When someone needs a smile makeover, dental treatments are available for fixing many problems. This brief article will list a few of the ways that you can get a pearly white smile that will look great in any photo.
Your teeth are coated in enamel which is the strongest part of the human body, but it can be damaged, and it cannot grow back.
Enamel erosion happens from eating sugary foods, and fruit juice, and from health disorders such as acid reflux. Various foods can also lead to discolouration, and veneers are a way of covering up any damage to your teeth.
Veneers should be considered as a cosmetic treatment as they won’t strengthen your teeth, but they will give you a brighter, more attractive smile.
This cosmetic dental treatment involves resin being applied to teeth and then hardened with a special light. Veneers are generally considered to be more natural looking than bonding, but they will both help to improve your teeth’s appearance.
If you want to take good Instagram photos, especially selfies and profile pics, then bonding can ensure your smile dazzles online.
If one of your teeth is removed, or gets badly damaged you might want to replace it with an implant.
While teeth don’t necessarily have to be replaced, a gap isn’t conducive to having a fabulous smile. Implants can replace one or several teeth, and they are made to look natural so that they are completely unnoticeable.
One of the very most common dental treatments is teeth whitening. You can buy whitening toothpaste, and off-the-shelf kits for home treatments, but dental clinics can provide much better results normally.
Teeth can be whitened through the use of a bleaching gel which is applied at home under advice from a dentist, or you can use laser whitening for much faster results.
Bridge restoration and crowns
Bridges are another way to replace missing teeth instead of implants. This procedure might be cheaper than implants too.
When having treatment to improve the strength of your teeth you might also get crowns. These are used to cover the ends of damaged or broken teeth, and they will also protect any tooth they are placed on.
Bridges and crowns are a good way to fix and replace damaged or missing teeth and restore a smile. Now, it’s a little late for festive photos, but if you want to get the best family portraits then winning smiles all around go a long way. Dental restoration is not just cosmetic but will strengthen your teeth as well.
Braces for straightening teeth
Years back it was something of an embarrassment for children to go to school in braces. Now, in some regions braces are worn for fashion. All over Southeast Asia, females are getting cosmetic braces placed on their teeth to stay in fashion.
However, there is a serious reason that dental clinics offer braces to their patients. If your teeth are crowded or crooked then braces can help. Madonna has retained her gappy smile but if it’s not for you, ask your dentist about the possibility of braces.
What may surprise you is there is no age limit for having braces applied, so don’t dismiss the possibility of them because you think you’re too old. But, fashion braces won’t help your teeth at all, even if they look good on social media.
The best way you can keep your smile looking great is to look after your teeth. Of course, accidents happen, and in those instances, you will need dental assistance. But, as part of your daily routine ensure you brush and floss your teeth to help protect the enamel and avoid cavities.
If you visit your dentist regularly you can avoid many common problems with teeth. And if you have any concerns you can discuss the possibility of braces or whitening with your dentist.