Quick Tips for a Whiter, Brighter and Healthier Smile

The media is full of images of people with perfect teeth, and it’s something that most of us would really like to achieve. However teeth do change with age and begin to show signs of wear and tear due to normal everyday activities such as eating and drinking as well as other habits such as teeth grinding and smoking. The good news is that it is easier than ever to improve the look of your teeth, and excellent preventative dental care can do a lot to help keep your smile in the very best condition possible. Orpington Dental Care can offer the complete range of cosmetic dentistry options to help restore your smile to its former glory.

Let’s Start with the Basics

teeth whiteningBrushing and flossing can do a lot to help brighten up your smile. Brushing removes much of the plaque build-up from the surface of the teeth and which if left in place would quickly harden into tartar, a yellowish substance that can dull your smile and increase the likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay. Flossing helps complete the process and is vital for gum health. It removes plaque from those hard to reach areas in between your teeth, as well as food debris that would otherwise give you bad breath.

Brightening up That Smile

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available as it’s fast and effective. If you’re interested in brightening up your smile then it’s best to book an appointment with Dr Helen Loubser to find out if this treatment is suitable. You need to be in good dental health to whiten safely. Orpington Dental Care can provide you with custom-made whitening trays and will prescribe the correct strength of whitening gel for your teeth so you can whiten safely and comfortably.

Need a Little Extra Help?

There are numerous cosmetic dentistry options available which can help lift your smile, and they don’t necessarily have to cost a fortune. For example dental bonding is a quick and easy fix to cover up chipped teeth and to replace areas that have been worn away. You might also be able to benefit from enamel contouring, as this is a process that removes the tiny amount of dental enamel from your teeth to reshape them, helping to remove minor imperfections. It’s often a great choice of treatment to use in conjunction with dental bonding. Porcelain veneers are more permanent and can help close up gaps in between teeth and can cover up teeth that are discoloured or stained.

Missing Teeth?

We have the perfect solution as many people will be suitable for dental implants in Orpington, a method that inserts a small titanium post into the jawbone, replacing natural tooth roots and providing a strong anchorage point for dental crowns, bridges or dentures. The effects are very long-lasting making this treatment one of the top choices for tooth replacement in the longer term.

If you are interested in improving your smile then probably the best thing to do is to book a checkup and hygiene appointment at Orpington Dental Care. You can discuss your options with your dentist in Orpington, and having your teeth professionally cleaned is a great way to begin to brighten them up while keeping them healthy.