Tuesday was the official first day of spring, and in contrast to the winter storms threatening the Northeast right now, it actually feels like spring this week in sunny Tulsa! It’s the time of year for flowers, new beginnings, and of course, spring cleaning. But while it may be a great time to deep clean the fridge or wash the outsides of your windows, there’s another spring cleaning project that you may want to consider tackling this season: your teeth.
Just like you feel proud to usher friends and family into a gleaming, organized home after the frenzy of spring cleaning, you’ll feel proud to show off straight, white, beautiful teeth when you greet the year with a fresh new smile. Here are a few ways you can “spring clean” your smile so you can head into the season with a grin you’ll love showing off.
Although you may not hire someone to do the cleaning around your house, there are some types of cleaning in your mouth that you just can’t do at home. A professional checkup allows us to take care of the things that you can’t, such as tartar. It also lets us check for tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems that may threaten the health and beauty of your smile.
Fix The Small Flaws Dragging Down Your Smile
Most people don’t have a mouth full of perfect teeth, nor do they have a mouth full of terrible teeth. Instead, you probably have one or two glaring cosmetic issues that are dragging down your smile overall. One very crooked tooth can make the whole set look askew, and one stained surface can ruin an otherwise white mouth.
For those small errors, a small fix could truly transform your smile. It usually only takes one appointment for an experienced cosmetic dentist to use dental bonding to correct a chipped or cracked tooth, a misshapen tooth, or a distracting gap between two healthy teeth. Dental bonding is an extremely flexible procedure that can address a number of cosmetic problems — it’s simply a tooth-colored composite that your dentist can sculpt or shape as necessary to conceal, reconstruct, or reshape parts of your existing teeth.
Alternatively, porcelain veneers may be a great fit for quickly correcting a few single-tooth problems. Veneers are a paper-thin, but extremely durable, facade for your teeth that can correct problems from discoloration to shape, and everything in between. Best of all, veneers are a tried and true solution that can last for fifteen years or more when properly cared for. (That’s why so many Hollywood celebrities choose them for their smile makeovers.)
Stop Putting Off Those Improvements
Have you been meaning to straighten those crooked teeth for years? Have you been thinking a lot about getting a quick tooth bleaching to whiten up your smile? Spring is just the season to take the plunge and finally tackle those improvements you’ve been considering.
Advances in orthodontics over the last decade or so have made it easier than ever to straighten crooked teeth without suffering through three years or more of ugly metal braces. Instead, Invisalign is a subtle, speedy way to straighten teeth. And if you want a brighter smile, you can try our in-office Zoom Whitening , which will deliver results in just an hour. Or, you can take it to the next level with our at-home, professional strength whitening treatments that are far more effective than the kits you can get at your local drugstore.