Beautiful White Teeth For the Whole Family

**This post is brought to you by Southern Dental Care. All stories and opinions are my own.**

Each day after school, Bee starts sharing her day as soon as she gets into the car. Some days, she doesn’t stop talking until we get home. Recently, her focus has been on a mission to lose her first tooth. A classmate has already lost their first tooth and Bee just can’t wait until the Tooth Fairy comes to visit for the first time.

Of course, the Tooth Fairy doesn’t always stop by our house (don’t judge).

That said I’m certainly not ready for her to grow up and I’m not ready for potential tooth problems.

When I was about 12, my teeth started moving. More specifically, my lower teeth pushed out my middle bottom tooth. With each bite, my top teeth pushed out this bottom tooth. Slowly over the next couple of years, my gums no longer supported my tooth and I almost lost it.

Thankfully, braces saved me from having a gap in my smile. Cosmetic dentistry to the rescue!

Teeth Tips

Those were prime teeth days for me. I had the cleanest, whitest teeth. I hated the idea of food stuck in my teeth and followed all of the dentist’s directions on keeping white teeth, even though it was often difficult.

Brushing – I brushed no less than three times a day, after breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Flossing – With the braces, for the first time ever, I was able to get between my teeth to floss and boy did my teeth appreciate it.

Mouthwash – Sometimes I had food stuck in my braces and it was gross. I kept a bottle of this in my backpack for any time I couldn’t brush.

Avoid Tobacco – This was easy. I don’t smoke because it’s absolutely disgusting.

Limit Sodas, Coffee and Alcohol – I was too young to drink and don’t particularly enjoy coffee. Those two were easy. At that time, I drank more soda than I do today, but with the braces, I cut all of that out!

Take My Vitamins – Even though I hate taking pills, I was all over this one! I wanted to make sure that any movement in my mouth would be supported from the inside out.

Make My Appointments – Well, I didn’t want to wear braces any longer than I had to, so I made sure that I went to every appointment ON TIME.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Mom & Son | White Teeth | Cosmetic Dentistry | Southern Dental | AprilNoelle.comSometimes, you can do everything right and still have issues with your teeth. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry has become commonplace. Men and women alike will stop by their dentist to get widespread treatments like bleaching, bonding, veneers and reshaping. Who doesn’t want beautiful white teeth?

Bleaching is the most common. You can pick up a bleaching kit from any store or pharmacy. Even though they don’t get the best results, you can do it yourself.

Now the rest need a dentist’s touch.

Bonding is tooth-colored material used to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth.

Bridges are made to bridge the gaps created by one or more missing teeth.

Crowns, also known as caps, cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance. Whereas veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth to change the color or shape of your teeth.

Finally, tooth reshaping and contouring, is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single session.

How to Find the Perfect Dentist

The condition of your teeth and desired result you want often dictates the best procedure. A good dentist, like this one in New Orleans, can answer any questions you may have about techniques used to improve your smile. Those questions should include:

  • How will my smile change?
  • What should I expect through the course of treatment?
  • Will there be any maintenence?

What should I look for in a cosmetic dentist?

Make sure your dentist is skilled in cosmetic dentistry. Before you start treatment, ask your dentist for the following items:

Before and after photos. These photos will allow you to examine the results of other patients being treated by the dentist to make sure his or her work fits your dental needs.

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References. References allow you to get a sense of the quality of care the dentist provides.

Proof of continuing education. Be certain that your dentist has taken continuing education courses to keep him or her up-to-date with the latest techniques in clinical cosmetic dentistry.

Your dentist can answer the questions you have about the techniques used to improve your smile. The condition of your teeth and your desired result often indicate the best procedure for you.

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16 comments on “Beautiful White Teeth For the Whole Family”

  1. These are excellent tips. We want our teeth to last us for a lifetime, and that begins with proper dental habits as kids.

  2. Jen Rattie says:

    I love this post. I’ve always made sure my kids not only took care of their teeth, but that they knew WHY they were taking care of them.

  3. I had great teeth in my teens and 20s but my 30s did a number on my teeth. I’d love to go see a cosmetic dentist to get my teeth whitened and possible get a few other things done as well! Wish I lived near New Orleans…sounds like Southern Dental Care is awesome!

  4. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I never had braces, but cosmetic dentistry is something I am interested in. I have had my teeth whitened before and I have had a couple of crowns because I have brittle teeth thanks to a genetic disorder.

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is a great post about taking care of your teeth. I will have to share this with my Sister. She is looking into cosmetic dentistry to close spaces in her teeth.

  6. Marcie W. says:

    All of these tips are important reminders! I am a total hater when it comes to visiting the dentist, but over the years I have realized that waiting only makes things worse.

  7. Liz Mays says:

    These are good tips! You really have to establish those good dental hygiene habits as early as possible. There’s a lot you can do to keep the teeth in good shape.

  8. Kiwi says:

    I wish I could afford a cosmetic dentist. Sometimes i toy with the idea of getting veneers.

  9. Ourfamilyworld says:

    No matter, how ugly is our skin, we can always make our teeth white 🙂 Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  10. You have great tips here, thank you for sharing! a beautiful smile really boost confidence. Cosmetic dentistry sounds like a good service to consider!

  11. Crystal says:

    My oldest lost her first tooth when she was only for. I wasn’t ready! But now we are really mindful of her tooth care since they are all permanent.

  12. Sheena Tatum says:

    It sure sounds like you have a GREAT dental hygiene plan! That’s the best way to have immaculate teeth at an older age!

  13. Cinny says:

    I had a dental hygienist tell us once that not flossing is like cleaning your teeth only 50%. Lol, it’s so important to have good dental hygiene.

  14. Sarah Bailey says:

    These are such great tips. Dental Heath is so important and taking extra care is something I’ve always done.

  15. Amanda Love says:

    It’s important to teach our kids about dental health as early as possible! I really love these tips and every parent should know them.

  16. christina aliperti says:

    These are very important tips. I also see lots of people getting veneers. I would love them but they are not in my budget right now.

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