Muntwyler Dentistry

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Enhance your smile!

May 16, 2016 | Back to Blog Articles

Want a more attractive smile? Today there are many effective and cost efficient ways to make your teeth whiter, brighter and better looking!

One of the most common ways to improve the look of your teeth is by whitening. While there are many whitening toothpastes available, they clean only the surface stains. There are also a wide variety of bleaching products made for home use. The chemical ingredients in these products are effective for lightening teeth but should be used with care and with dentist supervision, as with long-term use they may cause tooth abrasion or sensitivity.

Another alternative is having your teeth bleached by your dentist. This can be particularly effective especially if you have a combination of “living” and “non-living” teeth (due to root canals). Dentists have different bleaching methods and will choose the one that’s right for you.

If concerns with your smile are due to other imperfections such as discolouration, gaps, chips or uneven teeth, your dentist may recommend bonding or veneers, two simple and affordable treatments. During the bonding process, the dentist applies layers of resin to the teeth to mask imperfections. Like bonding, veneers hide flaws by covering teeth with thin porcelain shells. Both do the job, but porcelain veneers are considered to be a longer-lasting alternative.

The best thing about all these procedures is they can be easily completed in one or two dental visits at a price that’s affordable.