Most people have something about their smile they’d like to change. Whether it’s whiter teeth, closing gaps and spaces, or fixing chipped or crooked teeth, there are many options available to change and improve your smile.
At Scott Young, DDS, our general dentists Dr. Scott Young, Dr. Kathleen Akers, and our dental team offer a range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry services at our office in The Woodlands, Texas.
5 reasons to choose a smile makeover
There are many reasons to invest in a smile makeover. Maybe you’ve noticed that your teeth are not as white as you’d like them to be on account of years of drinking coffee, tea, or enjoying red wine and other foods that stain and discolor teeth over time.
Smile makeovers typically include several procedures, especially if you have noticeable cosmetic damage like chipped, cracked, fractured, or missing teeth. But even if your teeth and gums are perfectly healthy, you may decide to change or improve something about your smile for personal reasons. Investing in a smile makeover is a personal decision, and you don’t need an excuse to get started!
Here are five benefits of a smile makeover and cosmetic dentistry:
1. Boost your confidence
If you feel insecure or self-conscious about your teeth, you’re not alone. According to recent studies, nearly half of American adults admit to disliking (or outright hating) something about their smile. Beyond mere vanity, feeling bad about your teeth can keep you from fully participating in everything from social interactions with friends and family to holding you back at work.
From improving dental stains to replacing missing teeth, a smile makeover can dramatically improve your self-esteem and give you the freedom and confidence to fully participate in your social and professional life.
2. Look younger
Like the rest of your body, your face changes as you age. Missing teeth can cause the skin around your mouth and your cheeks to sag, making you look older. Dental implants not only replace missing teeth, but they also help to preserve healthy bone tissue in your gums.
If you’re fortunate enough to have healthy teeth and gums but still need a little bit of a boost, professional teeth whitening can dramatically improve your smile in as little as one visit to our office.
Gum recession and tooth enamel loss are also normal parts of the aging process, especially if you have underlying oral health issues like gum disease. A smile makeover can fix cosmetic issues that you may not have realized are adding years to your appearance!
3. Invest in your oral health
Cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers are about more than making your teeth look better; they also address any issues that can negatively affect your oral and general health, such as cavities and gum disease. There’s some overlap between cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and optimal oral health is essential to a beautiful smile.
4. Improve your diet
Damaged or missing teeth can make it difficult to eat and ultimately affect your nutrition. And if your diet could use some improvement, fixing your teeth with a smile makeover can be a great incentive to get serious about your oral and general health.
For example, once you invest in a teeth whitening treatment or get a new crown or veneers, you’ll have more incentive to skip or cut back on the food, drinks, and lifestyle habits like smoking that can stain your teeth and damage your health.
5. Invest in yourself
The truth is that you don’t need a specific reason to invest in a smile makeover! You can change the color, size, and shape of your teeth for whatever reason you choose. A smile makeover has a longer and more impactful return on your investment than a single trip to the spa and other forms of self-care!
The start of a new year is always a great time to get motivated and make changes that will help you to look and feel your best! For more information about the benefits of a smile makeover and the restorative and cosmetic dentistry services available at Scott Young, DDS, contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in The Woodlands, Texas.