Are You Prepared For The National Smile Month?

Are You Prepared For The National Smile Month?

May 01, 2020

Your dental hygiene plays an integral part in your oral health and overall wellness. Poor dental practices such as infrequent dental visits, lack of fluoride treatments, and having a poor diet can all contribute to your bad oral health. These are the issues that the National Smile Month wants to address. Although at the face of it, the NSM encourages people to embrace their smiles, it is more than that. This month-long campaign seeks to promote and share information on how to maintain proper oral hygiene to achieve the ultimate smiles.

The event, which will be held between 18th May and 18th June 2020, has three main messages:

  • Maintaining proper dental hygiene and using fluoride regularly
  • Having routine dental checkups
  • Avoiding sugary foods

Apart from that, it is essential to take the necessary steps to fix any dental problems that may damper your smile, and we are here to help. At Moffitt Dental, we can help improve your smiles in different ways:

  1. Remove Decay 

Poor dental hygiene can cause plaque buildup along the gum line and cause teeth decay. There are several dental solutions that we can use to get rid of the decay. Professional teeth cleaning is the first step and works for mild cavities.

Root canal treatment is also a treatment option because it helps to preserve the teeth and stop the spread of the decay.

We only perform tooth extraction as a last resort when the teeth can’t be salvaged.

  1. Get Rid of Stubborn Stains

As a result of food, dental practices, and overall lifestyle, the enamel can darken. Other factors, such as age and medication, can further change the color of the teeth. We use different teeth whitening treatments such as KoR, which is a teeth whitening system that helps to remove deep teeth stains.

We also use Sheer white take-home teeth whitening strips that are contoured to the shape and size of your teeth. For stubborn stains, veneers can be the ideal solution. But, our dentist will guide you in choosing the right teeth whitening solution.

  1. Align Your Teeth

At times, your teeth may grow overcrowded, or you may have underbites or crossbites, which may affect your smile as well as dental health. Our dental team uses ClearCorrect to help straighten your teeth.

ClearCorrect is different from traditional braces. These invisible braces are removable and make it easier for you to maintain your hygiene. ClearCorrect braces are available in different sets and are worn in a three-week interval. Over time, the teeth will move into the correct position.

  1. Close the Unsightly Gaps 

Gaps in between your teeth are unattractive. Not only that, but they also affect your dental structure. If left unfilled, these spaces cause the bone to deteriorate and the surrounding teeth to shift hence weakening the structure.

We have several options for replacing your teeth, such as dental bridges, dentures, and implants. Dental bridges are the common option because they are non-invasive, easy to install, and durable. You need around three dental visits to have the bridges fixed.

Dental implants are long-lasting and mimic your natural teeth. However, it is a surgical process that requires you to have enough jawbone to support the artificial teeth.

Although dentures are known for older people, they offer great support for all. Dentures are an option if you have multiple missing teeth.

  1. Restore the Strength of Your Teeth 

If you have weak, chipped, or cracked teeth, the dental veneers can help restore the integrity of the teeth. Veneers are wafer-like shells applied on the surface of the teeth to change the appearance, size, and shape of the teeth.

Veneers are applied in two or three dental visits and can last for ten years.

Fluoride treatments are also used to strengthen the enamel and protect them against decay. The in-office Fluoride treatments are great, but they are not for everyone. Therefore, speak to a dentist near you for assessment if the treatment is for you.

Take Away

The National Smile Month is geared to help you embrace your smile, and our dental team can help you regain your smile back. Visit Moffitt Dental and get access to all of our other services, including access to the emergency dentist in Cornelia, CA.

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