Dentistry for a Healthy, Beautiful Smile
Your smile speaks volumes about your personality. You may try to pass off that closed-lip grimace as a smile because you lack confidence in your teeth. You may go out of your way to hide imperfections by not smiling or by placing your hands over your mouth when you talk. This self-conscious behavior is affecting the way people perceive you. Covering your smile is hiding it away, and that makes you seem weak and timid. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Attractive smiles start with the teeth and most importantly, their health.
Signs of an Unhealthy Mouth
- Tooth loss can lead to the atrophy of the underlying bone. Without teeth or facial bone for support, your face can prematurely age.
- Overcrowding of teeth makes them hard to clean properly. This causes plaque build-up and tooth decay.
- Puffy, red, and inflamed gums are signs of gingivitis. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis and eventual tooth loss.
- Fever blisters and canker sores can be a sign of vitamin deficiency, a bacterial infection, or an inflammatory bowel disease.
Art of Dentistry Can Help You Achieve a New Smile
At the Art of Dentistry Institute, Dr. Hawary uses his years of experience to help craft new and beautiful smiles. He provides a wide range of services from general to cosmetic dentistry. He even offers treatments that are specially tailored to make the face appear more youthful, happier, and healthier.
Implanting a Stronger Smile
Losing teeth does more harm than just creating an unattractive smile. Tooth loss can affect a person’s ability to chew food. The jawbone needs the chewing action to stimulate bone regulation, and without it the underlying bone begins to atrophy. With no supporting structure, the lips and surrounding tissue sink in toward the mouth, aging the face. By utilizing dental implants, you can can keep chewing as you did before.
Dental implants inserted after tooth extraction can prevent bone loss and damage. Dental implants are made of titanium, and they permanently fuse to the jawbone. This allows implants to act as a replacement for the root system, making them more reliable than dentures or fixed bridgework.
Aligning a Straighter Smile
When teeth are overcrowded or overlapping, it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure that they are properly cleaned. There are crevices that the toothbrush cannot reach, and it may be impossible to floss all the way to the gums. When the teeth cannot be cleaned effectively, plaque begins to build up. Excess plaque can lead to tooth discoloration and decay. Using Invisalign® can give you a straighter smile.
Invisalign® is a set of clear aligners that can be easily removed. Unlike braces, Invisalign® won’t alter your daily life. You can brush and floss as you normally would and continue to eat the food you love. Invisalign® is ideal for adults and older teens who have healthy teeth and gums. Each set of aligners is customized for you and corrects teeth in about a year, giving you that beautiful smile you desire.
Maintaining a Brighter Smile
The key to maintaining a healthy smile is routine dental hygiene. It is necessary to do your part daily by brushing and flossing as instructed, but many people fail to realize the benefits of semi-annual dental visits. Regular dental examinations allow for the early detection of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral health problems so they can be treated before becoming visible or causing pain.
At your exam, x-rays will be taken to determine cavity development, a professional teeth cleaning with remove hardened plaque build up, and tooth polishing will remove stains on the tooth surface. During an oral exam, you may also receive an oral cancer screening. Early cancer detection is vital for treatment and survival. All of this ensures your teeth stay healthy and fabulous.
Stop hiding your smile away. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Hawary and see how he can give you a healthy, beautiful smile. Call today at 949-955-3366 or fill out our online contact form here.