As 2018 comes to a close, now is the time to think about your New Year’s resolutions for 2019. Here’s an idea—why not resolve to have that healthy and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? Your dentist has a variety of dental treatments that can help you reach your goal. There could be a New Year, new you in Southlake. Read on and come see your dentist to learn more.
Commit to Regular Dental Checkups
The first thing you can do for your smile is commit to having regular dental checkups every six months. These biannual visits give a dentist in Southlake the chance to monitor your oral health and notice any changes sooner rather than later when problems are easier—and less expensive—to treat.
At a checkup, your teeth will be cleaned and examined for signs of cavities, cracks and infection. Your gums are checked, as well, in order to spot the early warning signs of periodontal disease. This bacterial infection might not only harm your oral health, but your general health, too. Periodontal disease has been linked to health risks like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia and pre-term births.
Have Restorative Treatments When Needed
During a checkup, the dentist may discover that you need some type of restorative care. Don’t put off treatment. Dental problems will not go away on their own. In fact, they’ll get worse.
If you need to have a cavity filled, a cracked tooth fitted with a dental crown, or a missing tooth replaced, be sure to schedule appointments for these services as soon as possible.
Cosmetic Dentistry for a Beautiful Smile
Once the health of your teeth and gums are ensured, you and the dentist can begin to focus on enhancing the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers several options that will change your look and your outlook! Just knowing that your smile is attractive can be a great confidence booster.
Some cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Cosmetic bonding
- Metal-free restorations
- Cosmetic laser dentistry
Make a resolution in 2019 to take care of your teeth and gums, and you’ll have a smile you can be proud of! Contact your dentist today, and you’ll be well on your way to keeping that resolution.
Meet the Author
Dr. Ravi Doctor is a family dentist in Southlake and Arlington. He and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants offer a comprehensive menu of services to help ensure the health of your teeth and gums and enhance the appearance of your smile. Call the office today to schedule an appointment.