Appearances are a big part of the professional world, and a beautiful smile can make a huge difference in working situations like interviews, presentations, and sales pitches. People who smile frequently are seen as friendly, confident, and approachable, but many people are shy about smiling due to flaws in their teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dental procedures provide people with ways to beautify their smile. Here are a few cosmetic dental treatments and how they may be able to help your career.
Direct Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Can Fix Chips and Cracks
Minor flaws like small chips, cracks, gaps, and stains are common dental problems that can diminish your confidence in your smile. Thankfully, cosmetic bonding can cover these flaws in minutes during a routine appointment. Your dentist will cover up or fill in a defect using tooth-colored composite resin. They will then shape this putty-like substance so it matches the curves of the rest of your teeth before hardening it with a special light. The procedure involves no anesthesia or downtime, meaning you can get dental bonding during a long lunch break and have a beautiful smile for the afternoon meeting.
Your Future Is Brightening with Teeth Whitening
Years of use can leave their mark on your teeth. Foods and drinks that are high in pigments and dyes like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, sports drinks, and colored candies can leave stubborn stains in your smile, and you might have difficulty getting them out with just whitening toothpaste. Thankfully, your dentist can provide you with two types of whitening treatments that will deliver results far superior to those of any whitening product you could find in a store.
- For an in-office whitening treatment, your dentist will place barriers in your mouth to protect your soft tissues before treating your teeth with a whitening agent. The treatment will last for about an hour, but it can have fantastic results.
- Take-home whitening kits from your dentist include a tube of professional-grade whitening gel and custom dental trays. All you have to do is fill the trays with gel and wear them over your teeth for an hour every day for two weeks.
While these treatments may cause temporary sensitivity in the teeth, they can leave a smile up to ten shades whiter. That will give you a smile your clients and coworkers are sure to notice.
There’s no reason to let a less-than-perfect smile hold you back at work. These are just a few of the ways cosmetic dental procedures can make your teeth more visually appealing. Having a smile you can be proud of can open up many doors and help you have a fulfilling career.
About the Author
Dr. Alexandria N. Arditti earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the prestigious Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC and loves providing patients with personalized attention so they can improve their oral health and live happier lives. Her office in Huntington Beach, CA offers preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. For more information on what cosmetic dentistry can do for your career, contact her office online or dial (714) 592-4294.