Are You Always Alone? Could It Be Your Dental Work?

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If you are fed up living the single life, you may be wondering why you have so much trouble attracting a member of the opposite sex. You may be critical of your outward appearance and understand that you need to do something about your smile, as after all, it is said to be the single most crucial facial characteristic when it comes to creating a good, first impression. If you really feel that this is setting you back, you need to take some action. What can you do in order to improve the appearance of those pearly whites?

Outlining Your Choices

The short answer is that there are several techniques to consider, but in order for you to find out what options are available in your particular case, you will need to consult with the experts. There are many different procedures and techniques, which probably begin with fixing the teeth themselves, rather than concentrating on the colour. You may need to talk with an orthodontist about some dental work, before thinking too much about cosmetic touches.

If you haven't been to visit the dentist for some time, you should know that they have introduced a lot of new technology and several different procedures and therefore have a lot in their arsenal to help you.

Possible Procedures Ahead

Are some of your teeth crooked? If so, you may be able to consider a new type of brace which is effectively "clear." Of course, this can be quite a long-term procedure, but you may want to augment it with some crowns or porcelain veneers if you have some teeth missing. Alternatively, if a few teeth are chipped or broken then the dentist may be able to apply some special bonding material to bring them back up to par.

If you have any missing teeth, then you need to consider replacing them for practical as well as domestic purposes. You can get rid of these gaps using implants, or a combination procedure including a bridge. The dentist may recommend that you also use aligners to pull everything back into the proper position.

Some people are unhappy about the way that they smile because they show too much of their gums when they do so. It is possible today to reshape or recounter the gums, using procedures such as laser surgery.

Final Touches

When you're happy with the positioning and the condition of your teeth, you can then talk about cleaning and special whitening procedures to achieve the colour that looks just right for you.

Over to You

Make sure that you set out on the right foot when you next begin the dating process and call your dentist's office right away to set everything in motion.


3 November 2017

Dental Health: Not To Be Taken For Granted

As a retired dentist, I work with charities which visit developing countries and educate children about dental care. It gives me great satisfaction to revisit these communities and see how proud the children are of their efforts. I am acutely aware that good dental hygiene can help prevent a range of serious conditions when these children become older. I started this blog because it greatly distresses me that many people in Australia do not seem to care for their teeth as much as children in these poor communities. This is happening despite ready access to items like toothbrushes and toothpaste which are luxuries in the places I visit. It is my hope that this blog encourages you not to take dental health for granted. My greatest wish is that you can be as inspired as the children I see in my charity work. Please read on and enjoy.