Are your teeth Ruining your love life?

How Your Teeth Can Make You More Attractive

You are looking to have a great date and want to make a good impression. You are interested in the person and hope there will be more. You already checked the list and know that you have some great clothes, beautiful skin and hair, but you realize that your teeth could look better. Teeth whitening could really help.

Teeth Whitening

The condition of your teeth will certainly be a large part of making a good first impression. Studies have revealed that your teeth will stand out more than your face, clothes, or hair. Everyone loves a nice smile with white teeth.

As you get older, your teeth become stained with various foods and drinks. Some of the food and drink chemicals can get into the enamel and change the color. As you age, the enamel also becomes more yellow because it tends to get thinner.

Teeth whitening can change the color of your teeth, possibly making it several shades whiter, making a real difference in how your smile looks. When you know your teeth are attractive, your smile is more natural because you are not concerned about hiding them.

Best Teeth Whitening

Although you could buy teeth whitening kits at the store, none of them will be nearly as effective as what you will get with professional teeth whitening. A dentist can also use laser teeth whitening to get your teeth even whiter. Although going to a dentist for the treatment will cost more, you are going to love the results and it will last much longer than what you get from a kit.

The dentist can also give you much whiter teeth in just one appointment, too, but more than one appointment may be needed for best results. Teeth with different color stains require different amount of treatments. Teeth that are yellow are the easiest to whiten. Blue-gray stains – often caused by tetracycline – are the hardest to lighten and can take multiple treatments. Teeth whitening will not work on crowns, veneers, fillings, or artificial teeth.

A dentist is also able to give you a take-home teeth whitening kit. It has the benefit over store-bought kits in that it will have much stronger chemicals than you will get at the store. Store-bought kits and other teeth whitening products are only able to get your teeth one or two shades lighter and it may take a couple of weeks or more to get results.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If your teeth need more care than just being made whiter, a cosmetic dentist has several options that can make a real difference when dating. Cosmetic dentistry provides the tools that a dentist needs to take less than beautiful teeth and make them look great.

For Missing Teeth

The best way to replace a missing tooth is to get a dental implant. This procedure involves surgically placing a titanium screw-type device into your jawbone. When the healing is completed, a crown is placed on top of it that will look just like your natural teeth.

Other procedures to replace missing teeth are bridges or partial dentures. You can be sure that having a smile that reveals a full mouth of healthy white teeth looks much better than a smile with empty spaces.

For Gaps Between Teeth

If you are embarrassed by having a gap between your teeth, a dentist can close that gap with two methods. The first and best choice is to get dental veneers. Veneers are made of thin porcelain and are fitted to the front of your teeth. They are bonded to your teeth and become permanent. A dentist may need to remove some of your enamel to keep the thickness of your tooth about the same. They look natural and can give you a Hollywood smile.

The second way to close a gap between your teeth is to get composite bonding. This is a material used for fillings and it is placed on the front of your teeth and then shaped to fit. It is not as durable as veneers but can be expected to last about five years.

For Chipped or Discolored Teeth

Chipped teeth can be corrected by using either a composite bonding material or with a dental veneer – depending on the location of the tooth. Dental veneers are only used on the front teeth, and this makes them a great option to correct the appearance of a misshapen tooth, uneven teeth, discolored teeth, or a damaged one.

Keeping Your Teeth Looking Great

With the proper oral care, you can keep your teeth longer and looking good if you brush twice daily and floss. Regular dental visits can also enable you to stay ahead of dental problems. Eating nutritious and healthy foods will also help.

If you are dating and looking for love in the Carrollton, TX, and Grapevine, TX areas, you can get help from Dr. Kumar T. Vadivel, DDS, FDS RCS, MS, a Board-certified Periodontist. In addition to teeth whitening, he also offers a number of cosmetic dentistry techniques that can help you get that beautiful smile you need to make a great impression on your date. For more information about his dental services, or to set up an appointment, you can call his office today at (817) 756-8578.