Posted by Dr. Soto Jul 06, 2018
Summer is the time for making memories. Longer, warmer days mean tons of outdoor activities to choose from. If you like to play sports, there are pickup games, leagues, or rounds of golf just waiting for you. Or you may take a turn lounging poolside or on the beach with a great book. Summers were made for vacations and getting together with friends and family. And there are always plenty of photos to record the happy events. That’s why it’s so important to make the best possible impression with a bright, healthy smile. If your summer smile needs some help, here are the best cosmetic dental procedures to get that picture-perfect smile.
If it has been more than a few months since you’ve been to the dentist, having your teeth professionally cleaned is a must. Before your dentist can evaluate any cosmetic changes that you may want to consider, you need clean teeth that are free from tartar buildup and decay, as well as gums that are firm and healthy without any swelling. This will be the time to address any issues with your teeth and gums, such as cavities, loose fillings, broken or cracked teeth, or gum disease. Once those pearly whites are clean and healthy, you can see what your “smile baseline” is.
Even if your teeth are in good shape, whitening can help your smile really stand out. Stains build up from daily habits like drinking coffee, tea, and soda. In addition, our tooth enamel becomes a bit darker over time. Whitening is one of the best things you can do to look younger. Zoom® whitening penetrates beneath the surface of teeth to bleach the enamel for a brighter, whiter smile in about 45 minutes. Zoom is extremely effective with results enhanced by the use of a lamp used by your dentist during the treatment. Whitening with Zoom produces fast, safe results that will keep you smiling.
If you have a chip or discoloration on one or more teeth, bonding can help even out your smile with results that can last for several years. Bonding is accomplished by artful application of material painted onto your teeth by your dentist. The color is carefully matched to the surrounding teeth. Small imperfections can disappear. Bonding is a great short-term solution for cosmetic tooth issues.
Lasting, beautiful changes to your teeth can be yours with veneers. Veneers are applied over the surface of your teeth to even out their appearance, improve shape, texture, and color. Veneers are long-lasting and do not harm the structure of your teeth in any way. It is made of a very thin, porcelain cover that is adhered to the front of a tooth. They can even cover up small gaps between your teeth.
If you have a busy summer planned, full of fun activities, you’ll want your smile to be at its best. Patients of all ages in Broward County, Florida, see Dr. Ernie Soto and his associates for comprehensive dental care, including orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Call (954) 368-6264 for an appointment today. We provide thorough and gentle cleanings, whitening with Zoom, and all kinds of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
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