2 cost effective ways to improve your smile
If you have teeth that are fairly straight and nicely shaped, you are very fortunate. Regardless of what you were born with, however, most peoples’ teeth will eventually show evidence of stains or wear and tear. Perhaps you are beginning to see some of those changes now and wonder how much of an investment you need to improve your smile. The good news is that there are two very quick and cost effective ways that can make your teeth look as good as new.
How can you get a better smile?
- Teeth whitening is an excellent option to consider. Although professional whitening costs more than a home kit, it is still a great deal, and the results are far better than anything you can get with a kit. Home-based whitening does not usually achieve a significant level of whiteness, because the whitening agent only has a strength of about six percent. Additionally, people often complain about gum irritation or tooth sensitivity after using one of these methods. This is because drugstore kits aren’t custom fit your teeth, so it is difficult to keep the chemical from coming into contact with your gums. When you get professional teeth whitening, the trays are molded to fit your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about leakage. Your dentist also uses a whitening agent that is a powerful 25 percent, and the result is a significantly brighter, whiter smile.
- Dental bonding is the second method, and it is used to cover discolored teeth, close gaps and repair a chipped or cracked tooth. Not only is it affordable, but it is also durable, matched to the color of your natural teeth and done in your dentist’s office in as little as 30 minutes. The material is a resin putty that is easily molded and shaped as needed. When your dentist is satisfied that the result is perfect, a special lamp is used to harden the material. One notable benefit of dental bonding is that it is a completely reversible procedure, because very little of your tooth is removed during the preparation.
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