Ways To Love Your Smile!
Not only does a beautiful smile enhance one’s appearance, it has a positive effect on how we’re perceived by others. An attractive smile tells others you care about good health standards and even reflects a personality that is outgoing and positive.
Yet, the power of a smile goes much further than can be seen. Studies have shown that smiling triggers endorphins in your brain. These are the chemicals that make us feel good. And, research has even shown that even when we fake a smile, we can fool the brain into releasing endorphins.
Studies of the types of smiles have also been done to show the smiles that a
re truly happy ones are indicators for our happiness scale throughout our lives. (http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/11/30/smile-big-youre-going-to-have-a-good-long-life/) In one study cited, people who smiled genuinely rather than as a courtesy were found, decades later, to be “happier, have more stable personalities, more stable marriages, and better cognitive and interpersonal skills than those with negative emotions.”
Yet, for those who are not comfortable with the appearance of their smile, being a ‘frequent smiler’ is easier said than done. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a wide array of procedures that can give you a more confident, attractive smile, including:
Teeth Whitening – To just brighten mild yellowing, the ‘drug store’ whitening kits can help. However, for those who need a deeper level of whitening and want it to last an extended period of time, we offer LumiBrite Professional Whitening. In under an hour, this dentist’s level whitening system offers an exceptional level of whitening that lasts for a long time.
Porcelain Crowns & Veneers – Porcelain offers the most natural opalescence, durability and longevity available in dentistry, including better stain resistance. Porcelain crowns and veneers can beautifully recreate a smile with the most natural look and feel possible. Porcelain’s durability is also exceptional to any other material used in esthetic dentistry.
Bonding – When teeth are chipped, uneven, gapped, discolored or mis-shapened, bonding offers an affordable process to correct many flaws. A durable, tooth-colored material is applied to natural teeth, dried and polished. While not as durable or stain resistant as porcelain, shade matching is typically excellent, leaving no hints of ‘dental work.’
Invisalign – Not only do crowded or crooked teeth detract from a smile, they often lead to bite alignment. When teeth are restored to their proper positions, bite problems such as worn or chipped teeth, headaches, sore jaw joints and ear ringing may be avoided. As a dentist who is Certified for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, we offer this method of tooth realignment that takes the wires and brackets out of treatment! Plus, Invisalign molds are removable for eating and brushing.
Cosmetic Dentures – For adults who wear dentures or need to replace all upper or lower teeth with full dentures, we incorporate modern techniques and materials to provide an attractive look that fills out the mouth. In addition to teeth that look and feel natural, the results provide a more youthful appearance.
Dental Implants – Because Dental Implants are held by the jaw bone, this restores the same foundation of natural teeth, giving you back the ability to bite and chew comfortably and confidently. And, since the teeth attached to the implants are custom-designed for each individual, creating an appealing smile is a normal part of the process.
Obviously, a smile can have such a dramatic role in so many aspects of our lives. Smile enhancements often bring out the very best of people, allowing them to smile from the inside out! If you’ve thought about improving the appearance of your smile, call 219-987-5733 for a no-cost consultation to discuss the smile you desire. We’ll also discuss payment options that allow you to make affordable monthly payments that fit your budget.