A smile is visible a feedback loop. It not only brings joy to the world, it’ll lighten your own mood, too. Ron Gutman, in his book Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act, claims a single smile has the power to stimulate your brain like being given 2,000 chocolate bars or receiving up to 16,000 Pounds Sterling in cash (that’s more than $20,000 USD)!
How is your grin holding up to the challenge of today’s society? If you’re a little hesitant to show your teeth because they are discolored, crooked, damaged or missing, we understand. There are so many things that we can do to help you feel comfortable and make the most of your smile. Rather than thinking of your current smile as a permanent thing to hide, consider it a work in progress.
How to Improve My Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
A whiter, brighter smile takes you look younger, gives you a professional edge and lifts your mood.
Professional Teeth Whitening
For professional teeth whitening, schedule an appointment with Dr. Beecroft in his Sioux Falls office. Unlike a store-bought whitening system, our professional teeth whitening solutions are strong enough to significantly change the color of your teeth, making them up to 8 times whiter.
Dr. Beecroft provides both in-office and take-home whitening options that allow you to have a brighter smile in as little as an hour. In-office whitening has the benefit of immediate results, while the at-home option allows you to work on your smile when it’s convenient for you.
At First Class Dental Care, we recommend using whitening trays. These trays involve making an impression of your teeth and using it to create customized trays. These fit securely around your teeth, reducing the chance of the whitening solution leaking onto your gums and causing irritation. Trays also let you control how white your teeth turn out and how often you will repeat the procedure.
Veneers, Crowns & Implants
If you are unhappy with the shape or alignment of your teeth, we can change them using some of these cosmetic dentistry techniques.
Dental veneers are a great option to gain the smile you always dreamed of. They can be used to close gaps in between teeth, even the length of teeth, cover dark stains, and restore teeth that have been cracked or chipped. Some crooked teeth can even appear straighter using veneers.
When your teeth are severely damaged or broken, and you’re looking for a smile makeover, a dental crown can be a good solution that improves your appearance and increases your self-image. Made of ceramic or porcelain material, a crown surrounds the tooth entirely. We can also replace outdated metal crowns with real-looking ceramic ones.
One of the most impressive advancements cosmetic dentistry has made is replacing teeth with dental implants, which act like natural tooth roots. Whether your smile makeover requires replacing one tooth or many, dental implants will allow you to enjoy all of your favorite activities and foods without worrying about the tooth falling out or becoming lost.
How to Improve My Smile with Exercise
Whether you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry or not, there are still inexpensive, results-proven ways to improve your grin. Like the rest of your body, your face is made up of muscles and, just as exercise has a positive effect on the muscles in your body, it’s also terrific for your face and smile. WorldWideHealth.com reports that facial exercises can deliver results that are as effective as going under the knife for a surgical facelift.
Exercise Your Smile
This is an easy exercise that works the facial muscles that control your smile. When practiced regularly, you’ll gain better control over your facial expressions. To begin, stand or sit before a mirror, making sure your face and lips are relaxed.
1. First, stretch the corners of your mouth to the sides while keeping your lips together, and hold this position for 10 seconds.
2. Next, extend this lateral stretch further, and part your lips so that edge of our teeth is exposed. Hold for additional 10 seconds.
3. Now, stretch your lips even further laterally, exposing about half of your teeth. Sustain for ten seconds.
4. Smile broadly and as hard as you are able, showing all of your teeth. Hold this extended position for ten seconds.
5. Reverse your smile in increments, by repeating the steps in reverse order: 3, 2, and 1.
For an added workout, you can use your index fingers to stretch the corners of your mouth to create each step and repeat all 5 phases of the exercise.
How to Improve My Smile with a Smile Makeover in Sioux Falls
So, are you ready for a smile makeover? Dr. Beecroft and the friendly staff at First Class Dental Care are on a mission to transform underused smiles into powerful tools that can transform the world. It makes no difference how your teeth look in this moment; with our proven cosmetic dentistry procedures, we’ll give you more reasons to grin. Contact us today!