As fall weather turns colder and you begin to think ahead to the upcoming holiday season, you find yourself beginning to think about the upcoming holiday parties you will be throwing and/or invited to. And you know that when you get all dressed up and fancy for those holiday parties that you do not want your imperfect smile to be the one thing that all of the other party guests focus on when they see you there. Get to know some of the ways that you can prepare your smile for the upcoming holiday parties so that you can be sure that your smile looks as good as the rest of you.
Get Your Teeth Professionally Whitened
One of the best ways that you can get your smile ready for the holiday parties you plan to attend is to get your teeth professionally whitened. While home whitening kits can make a noticeable difference on your teeth, the most profound and recognizable effects occur when you head to your dentist for whitening services.
First and foremost, you should go to your dentist for a regular and routine cleaning and check for issues with your teeth to ensure that they are as clean and healthy as possible. If the cleaning does not give your teeth that shine you want, talk to your dentist about professional whitening and get yourself scheduled for an appointment.
The whitening chemicals that your dentist can use are far more potent and powerful than the ones you can buy in the store. The reason that only your dentist can apply these is that they can cause serious injury and damage to the other surfaces of your mouth if they are applied incorrectly or if they are left on too long.
Get Those Chipped or Broken Teeth Fixed
Of course, sometimes your smile issues go beyond how white your teeth are. If you have noticeably chipped or broken teeth, you may want to take the opportunity to get them fixed before you are posing for pictures at holiday parties.
Fixing your chipped and broken teeth can occur through a variety of procedures. Some damaged teeth can simply be filled using a resin or porcelain material that mimics the appearance and color of your existing teeth. However, if the chips or breaks are large or extensive, you may want to look into options like veneers. Dental veneers adhere to your existing teeth and are essentially a thin cap that covers the front of your tooth. They can cover surface damage and chips or cracks you do not want people to see.
If your teeth are extremely damaged, to the point where you have missing teeth or teeth that need to be removed, you can consider full tooth replacement options like dental implants that will look and act just like a real tooth. Of course, dental implants involve surgery to place the implant into your jawbone. As such, you will need to schedule this procedure well in advance of your holiday party to allow for healing.
Now that you have a few ideas of how you can prepare your smile for your upcoming holiday parties, you can get your dentist appointments scheduled as soon as possible. You will have a bright and shining smile for your holiday parties and the accompanying photos.
Talk to a dentist in your area to learn more.