Are you hiding your smile?

Do you purposefully avoid selfies?  Do you keep your mouth closed or covered when you smile even when there’s no camera? If you’re not feeling confident about your smile, hiding it will become second nature. Lack of confidence due to dullness or missing teeth is a very common experience.

Meanwhile, studies have shown increased rates of confidence and happiness can be affected by simply smiling. In fact, dopamine and endorphins are released in the brain when you smile. And blood pressure often decreases with the help of dopamine and endorphins, and you begin to relax. If you hide your smile, you can possibly affect your health negatively! Being uncomfortable with your own smile is not a reason to decrease your overall health.


Some people are concerned about the shade of their teeth, but luckily there are ways to combat and prevent the staining of your enamel. Brushing and flossing regularly are great starts, but studies have shown that if teeth whitening is performed in the correct way damage to your enamel can be prevented. If whitening interests you as a way to build smile confidence, make an appointment for an evaluation, and look forward to being able to make the best impression you can by flashing your beautiful smile.

Dental Implants

For many people, a missing tooth can create numerous problems. The surrounding teeth are affected as well. Sometimes other teeth even shift out of alignment.  Eventual bone loss is likely in the area where a tooth is missing.  Meanwhile, having several missing teeth can actually change your facial structure and expressions. However, dental implants can be a game changer.  Healthy and natural looks that restore your facial shape are possible with dental implants. Ready to change?

Acting as an artificial root for the tooth, a dental implant is a titanium screw that is secured into your bone. The piece that connects the implant to the actual crown is called the abutment, and the implant-supported crown functions and appears as a natural tooth. Dental implants have some wonderful benefits such as allowing you to chew and bite as you do with the rest of your natural teeth, restoring normal chewing functions (which also improves your gastrointestinal well-being!), indistinguishably restoring the beauty and aesthetic of your natural smile, preventing bone loss, promoting natural bone growth, keeping adjacent teeth in better place and alignment, keeping teeth easier to clean, maintaining your natural teeth’s natural integrity, helping prevent facial sagging, improving overall oral health (which in turn affects your general health), and reducing risk of gum and periodontal infection and disease.  And with proper care dental implants can last a lifetime. It is important to note that to consider implants a patient must have healthy gums and enough bone for placement of the implant(s).  Committing to good oral hygiene is also a must.

An evaluation is available to see if you’re a good “fit” for dental implants. With dental implants you can restore and revision your smile, and regain confidence in many areas of your life. You deserve a good and healthy smile!

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