How confident do you feel about your smile? There are all sorts of factors that contribute to what most would call a ‘beautiful’ smile. We all have our own preferences and beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. However, there are specific traits that many people think contribute towards a gorgeous smile. The good news is that if you don’t already feel proud to show off your pearly whites, cosmetic dentistry in Spring Lake may be able to help. Continue reading to learn about some beautiful smile qualities.
It is normal for teeth to become stained and discolored over time. After all, you use them every single day! This can happen for a variety of different reasons, including tobacco use, consuming pigmented beverages, and just aging. However, it is still something that many people become self-conscious of because it can take away from a youthful appearance. Discoloration can be addressed with professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers depending on the severity.
For most people, healthy gums appear to be firm and pink. If you notice that your gums are looking red, swollen, or bloody after you brush or floss, this could be a sign that you have periodontal disease. This is defined as an infection of the soft tissue that holds your teeth into place. Periodontal disease can be prevented with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits.
There are all sorts of different possible bite issues. They include overbites, crossbites, underbites, and open bites. These are all problems that are not usually seen as cosmetically appealing, and they can make it more difficult for you to eat comfortably. The good news is that this can be corrected through orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign!
When teeth are spaced apart how they should be, they barely touch each other. When they are too close, they can become overcrowded. When they are too far apart, gaps become present. Both of these problems can be corrected with Invisalign. If you only have small gaps between your teeth, they may be repairable with the help of porcelain veneers or direct bonding.
Gums to Teeth Proportion
To have strong teeth, you need healthy, supporting gum tissue. However, some people feel like their smile appears to be too “gummy.” While this isn’t normally an oral health problem, it can take away from one’s confidence. If undersized teeth are the reason behind this, porcelain veneers could be the solution. Other treatments may be available as well. Talk to your dentist so you can come up with a solution that works for you!
If you aren’t happy with your smile, you don’t need to settle for it. Talk to your cosmetic dentist. This way, you can show off your pearly whites with pride!
About the Author
Dr. Edward J. Dooley is an experienced dentist who has been working in the field for well over three decades. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine before serving in the Navy as a Dental Officer. Currently, he is a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, International Association for Orthodontics, and Academy of General Dentistry. For more information on cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment at his office in Spring Lake, visit his website or call (732) 974-2288.