Let’s face it, the holidays are fun, but they also can be busy and stressful.
Knowing that you’ll be trying to plan time for your office party, getting together with friends and family, and making time for yourself can be difficult. And in today’s age of social media, your picture could be taken and shared with hundreds of people at any moment.
When someone asks you to smile for a photo, you want to look your best. That’s why we want to share a few quick tips that could help you improve your smile. We offer these services, which we’ll discuss below, at Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA. Just call 770-744-4619 to make an appointment if you are interested in one or more of them.
Clean Up Your Stains
One of the fastest ways to improve your smile is removing the stains that have developed after years of morning coffee, afternoon tea, delicious desserts, and all kinds of other foods and drinks.
You could try using the over-the-counter whitening products. The best-case scenario with those is that you might see some marginal improvements in a few weeks. For the fastest results, you need to schedule an in-office treatment with professional teeth whitening.
Specifically, you can request a treatment with Sinsational Smile. This product can boost the brightness of your teeth in as little as 20 minutes. Using a silicone tray and an LED accelerating light, you can see results in a single trip to our office.
You also will receive a whitening pen to touch up your smile from time to time.
This isn’t our only whitening option, but it can be just what you need to have your smile looking great before your family’s annual Christmas picture.
Take Care of a Core Sore
Most of us have had to deal with a cold sore or fever blister at one time or another. Even so, having one can leave you feeling self-conscious about being around other people.
While a cold sore will go away eventually on its own, you can speed up the process by paying a visit to Atlanta West Dentistry. You could receive a treatment that takes just a few minutes and cuts your healing time from 7 to 10 days to 5 days or less.
With our carbon dioxide laser, we can seal blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings. As noted above, this can speed up your healing process, and it can prevent a cold sore from returning to that same part of your mouth.
The procedure itself is practically pain-free. We are happy to offer some anesthetic if you would like, but many patients have found that it isn’t needed.
Fix Chipped or Broken Teeth
In the course of our lives, things don’t always go our way. Some of those things can leave you with chipped or broken teeth. While small, it can be enough to make you want to hide your smile.
Fortunately, there is an easy want to get your teeth back in shape. Bonding using the same composite resin that we use for our tooth-colored fillings. It can be hardened, shaped, and colored to blend in with your natural teeth. No one needs to know where the bonding begins and your tooth ends.