Resolutions are right around the corner. Starting a workout routine and getting in shape is a top change that many people want to implement at the beginning of each year, but this goal often falls short. One of the best – and most long-lasting – resolutions you can make is to put your oral health first. There are plenty of reasons to drag your feet about improving your smile, but your smile makeover doesn’t have to be complicated, painful, or anxiety-ridden. When you visit a holistic dentistry practice, the recommendations you receive about your oral health – which take into consideration your overall well-being – will change your life. And that’s something even the best personal trainer can’t provide.
Here are five ways to get a smile makeover in the new year:
1. No stress dentistry
One of the biggest reasons people allow their oral health to fall into disrepair is because they fear visiting the dentist. Whether you have a phobia about being in the dentist’s chair or worry about the kind of work you’ll need to have done on your teeth, it’s time to squash your fears of the dentist. No stress dentistry makes it possible for even the biggest scaredy-cats to achieve a smile makeover. You can have multiple cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry procedures completed at one time and do so in a completely relaxed state where you feel zero pain. Have no fear! Learn more about conscious no stress dentistry.
If you want straight teeth but loathe the thought of traditional metal braces, make 2016 the year of Invisalign. Opting for this nearly invisible orthodontic solution allows you to get the aligned smile you’ve always wanted without anyone needing to know about it. Invisalign isn’t noticeable, and you can still do your work, give your presentations, go on dates, and attend social events, all while straightening your teeth on the sly. Plus, you can eat whatever you want because Invisalign is removed for meals. Are you a candidate for Invisalign?
3. Porcelain veneers
Admit it – you’ve coveted certain Hollywood smiles for years. But here’s the secret: Most of those celebs with the stunning grins didn’t get there naturally. They just had a really good cosmetic dentist and a stellar set of porcelain veneers or Lumineers by Cerinate. If your teeth are chipped, damaged, or stained beyond repair, porcelain veneers will cover these problems and give you a durable, natural-looking smile that complements your features and shaves a few years off of your appearance. Find out if porcelain veneers or Lumineers are the right choice for you.
4. Amalgam removal
You’re not feeling great. You have a mouthful of amalgam fillings. It’s time to realize that the two could be connected. And it’s time to remove those toxic silver fillings and have them replaced with composite, non-toxic, non-mercury fillings. Seek out a holistic dentistry practiced that has the technology to safely remove and dispose of amalgam fillings so that the mercury vapors and particles do not harm you, those around you, or the environment. Then get those fillings replaced with non-mercury fillings – they’re not only better for you, their tooth-colored tint makes them look better too. Say no to toxicity and yes to better health – get those amalgam fillings removed.
5. Teeth whitening
Looking for minimum fuss and maximum impact? Professional teeth whitening is available in-office and can happen is as little as one hour. Get a new smile on your lunch break and have it last for years to come? Happy New Year to you, tenfold!
Learn more about the smile makeover options available to you. Every smile makeover at Dr. Yolanda Cintron’s Fort Lauderdale dental office is customized to fit your oral health needs. Whether it’s one procedure, 10 treatments, or more, your oral health is paramount to your overall well-being. Make an appointment today to discuss the state of your teeth, gums, and health.