5 Ways to Brighten Your Smile

by | Apr 14, 2023

Smile Restoration

Having a bright and beautiful smile boosts confidence and leaves a lasting impression. We are on a mission (pun intended) to create beautiful smiles; after all, Mission Hill Dental Centre helps patients achieve brighter smiles in St. Albert. Our expertise in cosmetic dentistry, state-of-the-art technology, and personalized approach to patient care makes us a leading choice for patients seeking a bright and more radiant smile in St. Albert and its area.

This blog covers five ways to have a brighter smile and two lifestyle choices to make your smile look magnificent. Most are cosmetic dentistry services options, but that does not discount the importance of general and routine cleanings. The healthier your mouth, the better it is for your teeth and overall health. 

All dental services you receive from a dentist should be recommended based on your unique needs and goals, do not hesitate to speak to your dentist if a service below fits your goals. For example, if you are looking for a dentist in the St. Albert area, Dr. Dimitrov provides free no-obligation consultations for people looking to achieve a brighter and more attractive smile.

5 Ways to Brighten Your Smile in St. Albert

1.   Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can effectively remove stains and discoloration from the teeth, resulting in a brighter and whiter smile. Mission Hill Dental offers professional teeth whitening options, including in-office teeth whitening using advanced whitening agents and state-of-the-art technology, as well as at-home teeth whitening with custom-made trays and professional-grade whitening gels. At-home or in-office whitening can be suitable for a patient; typically, the effects of in-office whitening are seen quicker than at-home, but at-home whitening has a longer lifetime. 

Dr. Dimitrov and his team can help patients determine the most suitable teeth whitening option based on their oral health, lifestyle, and desired results.

2.   Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made and bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to cover stains, discoloration, minor chips, cracks, and other cosmetic imperfections. Mission Hill Dental uses high-quality porcelain veneers crafted to blend seamlessly with natural teeth, creating a natural-looking and brighter smile. Dr. Dimitrov meticulously ensures that veneers are precisely designed and fitted to achieve optimal results.

If you are receiving one veneer, it is recommended to have the veneer colour-shaded to match your teeth’s shade. Multiple veneers offer more options, but you don’t want your teeth shades to mismatch.

3.   Dental Bonding: Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure in which tooth-coloured resin is applied to the teeth to repair minor chips, cracks, or stains. Dental bonding is a cost-effective and conservative option for enhancing the appearance of teeth and creating a brighter smile. Dr. Dimitrov has extensive experience in dental bonding and uses high-quality materials to achieve durable and natural-looking results.

4.   Orthodontic Treatments: Orthodontic appliances, such as braces or clear aligners, help to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. Straight teeth greatly enhance the smile’s appearance and make your teeth look brighter. Mission Hill Dental offers orthodontic evaluations and treatments for both children and adults. Mission Hill Dental offers both traditional – metal braces and Invisalign. Your dentist or orthodontist should take a personalized approach to orthodontic treatments, tailoring them to each patient’s unique needs and preferences.

5.   Dental Crowns: Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can cover stained or discoloured teeth, giving them a brighter and more uniform look. Mission Hill Dental offers custom dental crowns crafted from high-quality materials, such as porcelain, to achieve natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results. Dr. Dimitrov carefully designs and fits dental crowns to ensure a comfortable, long-lasting solution for patients seeking a brighter smile. 

Lifestyle Choices for a Brighter Smile

In addition to cosmetic dentistry services, we can make better lifestyle choices, contributing to brighter and healthier smiles.

Here are two key lifestyle choices that can help you achieve and maintain a brighter smile:

  1. Oral Hygiene Routine: Maintaining a consistent and thorough oral hygiene routine is crucial for achieving and maintaining a brighter smile. An oral hygiene routine includes brushing your teeth at least twice daily, flossing daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gum line, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath. It’s also important to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups. A dentist, such as Dr. Dimitrov, can ensure minimal plaque build-up and no significant dental concerns or can detect early-on issues before they become more severe and potentially affect the appearance of your smile. 

Dr. Dimitrov and his team at Mission Hill Dental are dedicated to educating patients on the importance of oral hygiene and providing personalized oral care instructions to help patients maintain optimal oral health and a brighter smile. They also offer thorough teeth cleanings and comprehensive exams to detect and address dental issues.

2. Avoiding Tobacco and Limiting Alcohol and Coffee Intake: Tobacco use can cause severe stains and discoloration on your teeth, whether smoking or chewing tobacco. Quitting tobacco use is not only beneficial for your overall health, but it can also significantly improve the appearance of your smile. Additionally, excessive consumption of alcohol (red wine in particular) and coffee can stain your teeth over time. Limiting your intake of these beverages or rinsing your mouth with water after consuming them can help minimize their staining effects.

There are suggestions for increasing a brighter smile in a multitude of ways. Your dentist should be able to recommend what is the best option based on your oral situation.

Looking for a St. Albert dentist?

There are several reasons why patients in St. Albert choose Mission Hill Dental and Dr. Dimitrov for their cosmetic dentistry needs and to achieve a brighter smile:

  1. Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry Services: Mission Hill Dental offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, orthodontic treatments, and dental crowns. Dr. Dimitrov is highly experienced in performing these procedures and uses advanced technology and high-quality materials to achieve natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results.

  2. Personalized Approach to Patient Care: Dr. Dimitrov and his team at Mission Hill Dental take a customized approach to patient care, taking the time to understand each patient’s unique needs, goals, and concerns. They work closely with patients to develop customized treatment plans that align with their budgets.

Schedule a free no-obligation consultation with Mission Hill Dental Centre in St. Albert.

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