Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they see you or talk to you. Characteristics of your smile, such as the whiteness of your teeth and whether they are aligned, are natural impressions that stay in the minds of the people you meet and see every day.
If you are talking with someone, the smell of your breath can also make or break an impression. Even if you think this is an “internal problem” and that it cannot be fixed, let an experienced dentist diagnose the root issue and provide a solution for you – because it can be fixed.
If your smile doesn’t make you smile, rest assured that there are a number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services available from your dentist. Let’s talk about some of the most common dental issues that can ruin first (and second, and third) impressions, what can be done to correct these dental problems, and where you can go in St. Paul to achieve a dazzling smile and excellent oral health.
Dental Repair of Yellow Teeth or Discolored Teeth
The whitening strips you can buy at your local pharmacy can only do so much for yellow or discolored teeth. Plus, you have to be careful not to harm your teeth in the process.
In-office teeth whitening procedures can noticeably whiten your teeth in just a single session. Dentists apply a professional-grade whitening solution onto your teeth, then they use a special lamp to encourage the hydrogen peroxide to penetrate deeply into your teeth. This method actually breaks up stains and discoloration, including from things like coffee and red wine.
Dentists Fix Chipped, Broken, Pitted, or Misaligned Teeth
One cosmetic dentistry solution is to have porcelain veneers fitted over the front-facing teeth in order to correct their shape, making them smoother and straighter. Teeth veneers also make the teeth white and strong.
If your dental issue is that your teeth are misaligned, there is now a way to straighten and align them without braces. Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, so you will wear them all day every day and no one has to know. They are much more comfortable than metal braces, and they take a shorter amount of time to achieve the same results – most people need to wear them for only about a year.
Dentistry Can Resolve Bad Breath
A very common cause of bad breath (halitosis) is tooth decay. Rotting and infected teeth produce an unpleasant odor. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry options are available to fix tooth decay, including mercury-free tooth-colored fillings and bonding – giving you naturally fresh breath again.
Family Dentistry in St. Paul, MN
Having regular dental checkups and professional dental cleanings will help to keep your teeth bright and white. Dr. Steven Hagerman is a family dentist in St. Paul providing a wide range of dental services, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Hagerman has the skill and experience needed to create a Hollywood smile for you. Our team of dental professionals at Hagerman Dental Care has a reputation for producing dramatic results to the satisfaction of our patients.
Are you ready to transform your smile? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hagerman by calling our friendly staff today at (651) 646-2392 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to providing you with outstanding dental care for a lifetime of beautiful smiles!