5 Ways to Improve Your Smile

5 Ways to Improve Your Smile

Smiling and laughing is a lot more fun when you feel confident about your teeth. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile due to perceived imperfections, there’s a lot you can do to improve it. 

Our experienced team of dentists at Swinney Dental in Tyler, Texas, provides an array of treatments that can enhance your smile and dental health. Here, we explore five powerful options for achieving the smile you desire.

1. Professional teeth whitening

A whiter, brighter smile can increase your odds of getting hired for a new job and impressing someone on a first date. That’s likely because whiter teeth are associated with higher levels of confidence, cleanliness, and attractiveness. 

Teeth whitening is one of the quickest and simplest ways to enhance your smile. At Swinney Dental, we offer in-office and professional-grade at-home teeth whitening options that can make your teeth several shades brighter. Our in-office Zoom! treatment only takes an hour.

2. Invisalign for straighter teeth

Whether your teeth are crooked, overcrowded, or gapped, Invisalign can create a straighter smile you can feel great about. The custom-made mouthpieces gradually shift your teeth into better alignment without the hassle of braces. 

Because they are thin and clear, Invisalign trays are virtually undetectable to others. You remove them to eat and brush your teeth, and the whole straightening process typically takes less than two years.

3. Veneers for fewer imperfections

If you’re seeking a nearly instant “Hollywood” smile, you may want to choose what many celebrity actors do and consider veneers. These thin shells of porcelain or a composite resin are bonded to the front of your teeth. 

Veneers are especially helpful if you’re bothered by surface imperfections, such as chips, cracks, or stains. They’re also more resistant to stains than enamel, so they stay whiter longer.

4. Dental implants for missing or damaged teeth

If you have a missing or severely decayed tooth, consider a dental implant. These devices replace the root of your tooth, after which they’re topped with a natural-looking crown. Unlike dentures, dental implants stay in place and never shift.

5. Positive dental hygiene habits

Whether you opt for a smile-enhancing treatment or not, nothing can beat positive hygiene habits when it comes to preserving the vibrancy of your teeth. And the better care you take of your teeth and gums, the more attractive your smile will be. Healthy teeth are whiter and less prone to decay, infections, and loss.

Helpful habits include:

To learn more about smile enhancement options or get started with the care you need, call our helpful staff at Swinney Dental or schedule an appointment using our convenient online booking feature. 

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