Valentine’s Day is coming and while some people will be excited about this love fest, others may recoil because they feel uncomfortable with their smile…
For most people out there venturing into the world of dating is fun and exciting, but for others it can be filled with anxiety. Many people believe that the appearance of their smile and breath make a big difference to how others first perceive them. After all when you first see someone the first thing you notice isn’t going to be their personality it’s going to be attributes like their eyes, their smile, their perfume etc.
Have you ever tried to hide your smile because of your yellow teeth?
Over decades of use it’s natural for teeth to lose their natural whiteness. Smoking, drinking coffee, red wine, soda, and tea regularly takes its toll on the whiteness of your smile and inevitably will lead to some discoloration.
You can turn back the clock on your smile with procedures like Teeth Whitening and Veneers to give your smile that pearly white glow that you used to take for granted.
Do you have bad breath that just won’t go away?
Of course no one likes kissing someone with garlic breath on a date, but if you suffer from constant bad breath then you need to visit a dentist to assess and diagnose the issue.
The clinical term for bad breath is halitosis which is caused by bacteria on the teeth, gums and tongue. Most people can maintain a healthy level of bacteria by brushing and flossing daily, but for others it can be a problem that’s hard to control. There are many issues including yeast infections, gum disease and gingivitis (early gum disease) which can increase bacteria and bad breath. Dry mouth (xerostomia) can also contribute to bad breath as there is not enough saliva to neutralize acids or cleanse the mouth.
Your dentist can assess your saliva flow to determine if this is the underlying problem causing your bad breath. They can also offer treatment plans for gum disease and other oral health problems to restore your smile back to an optimum level of health.
Your dentist will speak with you thoroughly to uncover any personal concerns you may have when it comes to your smile. After listening intently they can make a treatment plan based on the health of your smile, your goals and your budget whether it is a plan for a smile makeover or a plan to recover from another issue such as snoring, bad breath or TMD.
If you’re concerned for cosmetic reasons, your dentist may offer many cosmetic dental services including:
- Teeth Whitening
- Crowns and Bridges
- Dental Implants
Talk to your dentist today to determine the treatment plan right for you.
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Dr. Pradeep Adatrow is the only practicing Board Certified Periodontist and Prosthodontist in the Southern United States. In addition to devotedly serving the Advanced Dental and TMJ Center, he also serves as the Director of Surgical Prosthodontics at the University of Tennessee.
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