Did you know that having a healthier smile can also boost your overall wellness? If you’re looking to get healthier in the coming year, here are some smile resolutions ideas from our St. Charles orthodontist that can help you make a difference:
Align Your Bite
Did you know that crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth are more likely to develop gum disease and cavities? Gum infections can raise your risk of diabetes, pneumonia, heart disease, infertility, and more. Not to mention headaches and TMJ disorder.
When you align your teeth with something like Invisalign trays or conventional braces, you establish a healthier environment that benefits both your smile and your body! Our orthodontist can help you choose the system that’s best for your needs. Having straight, healthy teeth will give you confidence wherever you go!
Replace Missing Teeth
A missing tooth can detract from both your self-esteem and the ability to chew normally. It can also cause other teeth in your bite to drift out of alignment, leading to changes in your facial profile.
Dental implants offer a durable, lifelong replacement option for missing teeth. Whether you only have one tooth or several that need to be restored, your new implants will look and feel almost exactly like the real thing. Implants offer an amazing return on investment and are easy to care for on a day-to-day basis.
Whiten Your Smile
A bright smile naturally looks healthier, more youthful, and attractive. Professional whitening treatments safely lift years of stain and deep discoloration without any extra dental work. You can even whiten your teeth while you’re getting Invisalign!
Teeth whitening is great as a stand-alone cosmetic treatment. It’s also an ideal way to jump-start future smile makeovers since it gives you a bright foundation to match new veneers, crowns, or bonding against.
Drink Plenty of Water
Tap water contains fluoride, plus it’s a natural cleanser. If you drink water frequently it will help to cut back on bad breath, acidic plaque inside your mouth, and food debris left behind after eating. When you have a chance, it can also be helpful to rinse your mouth out with water after meals or snacks, especially if you’re not going to be home for a few more hours.
Wear a Nightguard
If you’ve recently invested in cosmetic dentistry or are planning to, a nightguard (or bite splint) can help you extend the lifetime of your smile. Particularly if you’re prone to clenching and grinding your teeth!
Call Now for an Appointment
Straighter, whiter, healthier teeth are just a click away. Contact our St. Charles orthodontist and pediatric dentist at DPD Smiles – Pediatrics & Orthodontics today for an appointment. Flexible payment plans are available!
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