Whether you've always been adamant about taking proper care of your teeth or whether you haven't visited a dental clinic in years out of a fear of the dentist (which is a real phobia that many people have), cosmetic dental work may be exactly what you need to restore the health and aesthetic of your teeth. Here are a couple reasons why you have every right to improve your smile at your local cosmetic dental clinic:
First off, professional tooth bleaching can make your teeth up to 10 shades whiter -- but most importantly, when you turn to a professional for this procedure (rather than using strips out of a box at home), the materials used in a clinic will instantly whiten teeth without using harsh chemicals that could harm your teeth or gums. Another alternative to improve your smile is to have veneers set in place, which will give you an ultra-white color without worrying about any possible damage to your natural teeth.
Considering that teeth whitening treatments are currently the most common cosmetic dental procedure in the U.S., you don't have to feel embarrassed or guilty for wanting a healthy smile and a whiter smile. In fact, about 74% of adults today believe that an unattractive smile can have a significant negative effect on a person's professional success -- and it's not hard to see the connection between feeling confident in your appearance and feeling competent at work.
Second, contrary to the name itself, cosmetic dentistry is about a lot more than just the exterior appearance of your teeth. Procedures like dental implants, whitening, braces and tooth reshaping are often considered restorative dental care, meaning that the procedures restore your natural teeth as much as possible and can help improve the overall health of your mouth as well.
It's worth mentioning that oral health doesn't affect just your mouth. Your overall health can decline when you do not take care of your teeth and gums; plaque buildup, for example, can increase your likelihood of developing heart disease.
Quite simply, you owe it to your body to improve your smile!