Not everyone is lucky enough to have what are perceived to be ‘perfect teeth’ but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have the teeth you want despite your teeth being less than ideal at the moment. In fact, it is likely that all those people you see freely smiling with their picture-perfect pearly whites have actually had some form of cosmetic dentistry. If you are eager to know how to make the best of the teeth you have or even to improve them dramatically, take a look at these three steps to amazing teeth.
Whiten Discoloured Teeth
Ageing, smoking, and eating and drinking habits can lead to yellowing or stained teeth. There are simple steps you can take to whiten your teeth to give them a younger, cleaner appearance. Teeth- whitening toothpastes, although cheaper than professional treatments from a qualified dental professional, rarely work. For longer lasting results, you should consider a reputable tooth whitening treatment such as Zoom. As the name suggests, the treatment can be administered quickly, and you should see impressive results in next to no time. Zoom involves a gel being placed over your teeth and a lamp placed above your mouth to activate the gel. Even after just a few hours, patients can see a noticeable difference in the whiteness of their teeth.
Clear Braces for Straight Teeth
For many people all it takes is a few crooked teeth to make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. Crooked teeth can occur for many reasons, but if you have only become aware of the severity during adulthood, you should visit your dentist and ask to be referred for the appropriate treatment. Children can take advantage of NHS braces to straighten their teeth, but it is rare for a person to be offered orthodontics such as this via the NHS. Fortunately, adults who require braces can simply book an appointment with a qualified orthodontist who can apply invisible braces, such as the popular Invisalign braces, that work extremely quickly to straighten your teeth. These types of braces are fantastic for adults that require a quick, discreet way to straighten their teeth.
Daily Oral Care
Your oral health is just as important as the health of the rest of your body and as such you should make looking after your teeth part of your daily routine. Brushing your teeth after every meal can rid your mouth of decay-causing food and drink, and flossing and rinsing will get all the debris that brushing may miss. Not only can brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, but it will also make you aware of any problems sooner rather than later. Having amazing teeth is not just about the aesthetics and caring for your teeth properly can help you avoid problems with eating, drinking (tooth sensitivity) and even with speech. Should you notice anything unusual or painful during your oral care routine, make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.