Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth. In fact, I would go so far as to say that, given the amount of work that cosmetic dentists and orthodontists do in any given year, and the fact that the demand for the work that they do is growing constantly, that more people are being porn with teeth that are less than ‘perfect’ more and more often as time goes on, although the reality could just be that it’s becoming more and more affordable to fix your teeth as time goes on. Either way, cosmetic dentists with experience are seeing plenty of work, as are orthodontists.
Even if you’re lucky enough to be born with the perfect teeth, that isn’t necessarily a guarantee that they’re going to remain perfect forever, either. Everything that we do in a day is slowly putting wear and tear on a tooth, from those days that we forget to go out and brush our teeth after a meal, to the sweets that we love to consume (and if there’s one thing that we love in the United States, it’s our sweets).
That doesn’t even begin to take into account all the things we consume that slowly discolor the teeth; that list is both long and terrifying for anyone who is extremely concerned about the way that their teeth look. For example, are you, like I am, one of those people who needs a cup of coffee before you can really function in a day? Maybe you just really need a smoke every few hours (or more often than that, whatever the case may be, I’m not here to judge you, nor am I a walking and talking anti-smoking commercial, I find those astonishingly annoying). Oh, and for the people who like to think they’re making a healthy choice and talk about how great they are for drinking tea (yes, you know a person like this. I know far too many, but I live near an urban center with a growing population of hipsters), you’re damaging your teeth too.
You see, pretty much everything that you eat and drink that isn’t a clear liquid color (so what, vodka, gin, water, and sprite?) is slowly discoloring your teeth. Beer drinkers? You’re doing it. Wine drinkers? You are too, don’t worry. Do you like a nice pipe to calm down after a hard day of work and a stressful bit of life? You’re doing it too. Discoloring the teeth is very common, really.
So, what do you do with these imperfect teeth? The answer is simple.
For those who have teeth that just aren’t properly aligned, braces are going to do the trick for you. Most offices of professional family dentistry are going to be able to offer you exactly what you need in order to realign your teeth, standard braces at a decent price. Standard braces, basically, are a simple method of realigning the teeth; you take a series of metal brackets, and over the top of them you run a long metal wire, which is looped and hooked around the brackets in order to provide the necessary tension in order to realign the teeth over the long term. This may sounds like something simple, but it is also astonishingly popular.
Now, if you’ve discolored your teeth, you’re going to need someone who can offer you teeth whitening services. These people are going to be able to whiten your teeth for you with the use of a chemical solution. Before they do so, thankfully, they’ll put a gel over your gum line, so that you don’t get any of the material on your flesh, and experience any negative outcome because of this. Then they’ll apply some sort of material to your teeth; normally, the bleaching agent is some sort of hydrogen peroxide, or it can be a peroxide that will naturally mix with the hydrogen in the saliva on your teeth and form hydrogen peroxide. This mixture is left on your teeth for twenty minutes to an hour, and then it’s rinsed off, as is the gel protecting your gum line, and this leaves your teeth either whitened or at least a lot better off than they were when you started. Some people may need a repeat service to get the whiteness they need.
So, if you’re looking to improve the way that your teeth look, consider going to see your local cosmetic dentist and seeing what they can offer you to improve your smile. You’ll be glad that you did, that’s for sure, when you have a smile good as new.