Burton dentist Mike Allen offers some thoughts on how you can improve your smile in the New Year (with a little festive humour at the end)!
Christmas is coming and the goose may be getting fat, but most of us will probably be too busy preparing for Christmas to think much beyond that. With the New Year upon us before we even know it though, now can be a good time to start thinking ahead if you are looking to do something to improve your smile in the new year.
There are now many cosmetic dental procedures that we have available at Mike Allen’s Dental Practice which can make significant improvements to the appearance of your teeth. Some of these are quite complex, such as dental implant placement, where teeth are missing. Most treatments that are generally considered to be components of a smile makeover though, are less invasive, but still very effective.
Your personalised smile makeover
Treatment for each patient will vary according to their needs. The one thing that every single patient will need to have though is a thorough examination, as it is important that your teeth and gums are in good health before we go ahead with any cosmetic treatment. Any problems that are detected will need to be resolved before your smile makeover treatment commences.
This is one of the most common cosmetic treatments that we carry out at our Burton dental clinic, and is often the only procedure needed by many people to bring out their best possible smile. Although procedures such as the scale and polish carried out by a dental hygienist can remove most surface staining, the fact is that, for many people, tooth discolouration stems from a darkening of the inner part of our teeth. This can only be reversed using a teeth whitening procedure which legally, must be carried out by a registered local dentist.
At Mike Allen’s Dental Practice, we use a custom home whitening kit to help you to achieve a whiter looking smile. We will, of course, make sure that this is designed specifically for your own individual needs and we will offer appropriate advice and instructions. We are also available should you have any concerns or questions about this treatment either before or during the treatment itself.