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Damaged Teeth: Are My Teeth Too Far Gone to Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many different things can affect the appearance and/or health of your teeth. Injury caused by trauma and tooth decay, for instance, are two of the most common causes of damaged teeth. Blunt force trauma to your mouth can weaken your teeth and make them more susceptible to chips, cracks, and other damage. Decay, on the other hand, eats into your teeth, which can cause similar problems.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

Your teeth are an important part of your mouth. They allow for proper talking, chewing, and are responsible for the appearance of your smile. You may feel uncomfortable smiling and/or talking if your teeth are crooked. Misaligned teeth can lead to low self-esteem, which is why it is important to find the best solution for this problem. A dental professional can straighten your teeth in several ways. Two of the most popular ways are traditional braces and Invisalign®. Both of these treatments have their pros and cons. Choosing the right treatment, therefore, can be a bit tricky. No matter which teeth-straightening treatment you choose, the most important thing you need to do is to choose the right orthodontist. An experienced dental professional will carefully handle your treatment to ensure a long-lasting and beautiful smile. Both Invisalign and traditional braces are beneficial when it comes to straightening teeth. However, your dentist is in a better position to choose the right treatment based on the nature of your problem.

Am I a Candidate for Botox and Juvéderm?

People looking to treat wrinkles may want to learn about Botox® and Juvéderm®. Both of these are non-invasive injectable treatments given by a dermatologist or a medical aesthetician. Both treatments have a similar goal; however, they contain different types of active ingredients. These injections also have differences when it comes to results, timelines, and costs. You also need to consider the risk factors related to each of them.

Anti-Aging: When Is the Right Time to Start Injectables and Fillers?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recognizes the upswing in the number of non-surgical anti-aging treatments. These procedures are attractive because they have little or no downtime at all. Their results are quick as well. Experts say that there is a right age to get injectables and dermal fillers. If you want to find out when you should get these non-surgical anti-aging treatments, here’s what you should know.

Easing Dental Fear in Adults

Many adults still fear going to any dentist’s clinic. The experts at the American Psychological Association say that there is a growing number of patients who have anxieties about the dentist and other oral health issues. Some patients have a dental fear that’s so bad that they can’t even sit in the dental chair. If you are interested in understanding ways to ease dental fear in adults, here’s what you should know.

Common Treatments in a Smile Makeover

There are several reasons why some people want a smile makeover. What they usually have in common is that they don’t feel confident about their smile. It could be because of a gummy smile or teeth that are misaligned, stained, chipped, broken, or have gaps in between. Here are some of the common treatments in cosmetic dentistry, which aims at creating a positive change to your teeth and smile:

Anti-Aging and Common Treatments

The aging process is unavoidable, but it doesn’t mean that you suddenly have to start looking at your age. There are cosmetic treatments that can address the signs of aging and mask them, particularly those that affect the skin on your face. Botox® and Juvéderm® are two of the most popular types of injectable anti-aging treatments on the market and can take years off of your appearance.

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