Can Visiting a Cosmetic Dentist Improve Your Health?
Do you scoff at the idea of cosmetic dentistry, deeming it nothing more than a vanity project? If so, it may surprise you to learn that there are actually numerous ways a cosmetic dentist can help improve and protect your health.
Of course, it is often aesthetic concerns that first prompt people to seek out the services of a cosmetic dentist, but they too find themselves pleasantly surprised at the health improvements treatment can bring, which they hadn’t previously thought about. If you currently suffer from a poor body image or lack of confidence, improving the appearance of your smile won’t solve the whole problem – but it can certainly help you to feel better and more comfortable in social situations.
Cosmetic dentists derive a great deal of pleasure from seeing the transformation treatment can bring about it patients who were too shy to smile when they first came for a consultation. Smilemakers in Southampton has seen many such positive changes, and offers a full range of cosmetic dental services.
One of the most popular requests made of cosmetic dentists is for a straighter, better-aligned smile. Straightening your teeth helps to improve your oral hygiene by making them easier to clean, which can help you to avoid gum disease and tooth decay.
It is also easier to bite and chew food properly with better aligned teeth, improving both diet and digestion. Some types of headache can also be improved by tooth straightening treatment.
Another common request is for a brighter, whiter smile. Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world, but it’s only one of the routes to a whiter smile. A shocking 64% of adults have visible dental plaque, which doesn’t just discolour your teeth, but also risks your health. Your dentist can get rid of all plaque and your hygienist can teach you how to stop it recurring.
If you’ve lost one tooth (or more) a cosmetic dentist can create realistic replacements, which won’t just look like your natural teeth, but will act like them, too.
Options for tooth replacement include cosmetic bridges and dentures, and the more permanent solution of dental implants.