4 Fast Dental Procedures for Your Holiday Smile

Holiday TreatsThe holiday season has arrived. With so much to do, and so little time, improving your smile can sometimes seem like more of an afterthought than a priority. But think about this: your smile will be on display from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. You’ll be seeing friends and family, attending business parties and school events, and smiling for tons of pictures. What kind of impression will your smile leave? How will your teeth look in pictures? The clock is winding down, but there is still time to see a New Holland dentist for a few fast smile improvements.

  1. Get a dental cleaning. Having your teeth cleaned is a quick and easy way to boost your smile and improve your breath. Getting the coffee stains and tarter buildup removed will leave you looking and smelling better instantly.
  2. Try teeth whitening. Some whitening procedures can be completed in the dental office in about an hour, while others can be done at home over the course of a few days. Your teeth whitening results can vary from mild to dramatic, depending upon your preference. Of course, teeth whitening is safe for your enamel, as long as you consult a professional for proper use.
  3. Bonding and polishing. It only takes one dental appointment to make some minor upgrades to your smile. The dentist can use composite bonding materials to close gaps and fix chipped edges. The dentist can also smooth and polish rough edges or uneven places to make your smile look more symmetrical and attractive. These small adjustments can make a huge difference in the way that your smile looks.
  4. Replace old fillings. If you can see the edges of old, stained fillings when you smile, you can have them replaced. Old composite fillings in the front teeth can make your smile look discolored, while old silver fillings in your back teeth can make it look as though you have black ‘things’ in your teeth when you smile or laugh.

It’s not too late for a better smile in time for the holidays. Just talk to a dentist in New Holland today to discuss your options.