When you aren’t in love with your smile, it can seem overwhelming to plan out a smile makeover. Where do you even begin?

Well, that’s where our Lincoln Park bioesethetic dentists come in. It is our job to give you all of the information you need about various treatments, and to guide you toward the best decisions for your smile, specifically.

We have put together this short overview of first steps you can take to get your smile back on track.

Get on schedule with preventive treatments

It is all too easy to fall behind on your dentist-recommended schedule of professional cleanings. The general recommendation from the American Dental Association is that patients complete cleanings every six months or so. If it has been a long time since you have been in to see your dentist, take this opportunity to get these appointments on the books.

Address dental damage

The next step is to seek treatment for any existing oral health issues, like cavities, gum disease, and cracked/chipped teeth. Obviously, this immediately improves your dental aesthetics. And, more importantly, it prevents oral health issues from becoming more serious—and this difficult and expensive to treat. Don’t feel like you need to do everything at once—at the very least have dental infections or damage taken care of expediently.

Perfect your at-home oral hygiene routine

Take a look at your daily oral hygiene routine and try to pinpoint areas that you can improve. It is probably time to swap out your current toothbrush for a fresh one, for example; you want to use a new brush every 3-4 months and after illness. Talk to your dentist if you need recommendations when it comes to toothpaste our mouth rinse formulations; there are a wide variety on the market to meet all kinds of needs!

The first step is to schedule a consultation with our Lincoln Park dentists. Get started by calling our office or using the Contact us page on our site to submit a question for our team! 

Our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists are quite intentional about offering a range of aesthetic treatment options so that we can help a wide range of patients. Keep reading to get an overview of 5 common aesthetic complaints we can address quickly and effectively!

Dental damage: one of the first things to address is any existing damage to teeth or gums. These issues are, obviously, not aesthetically ideal, and they can become more serious over time. It is imperative that we repair oral health problems before they become more serious.

Crooked teeth: a well-aligned smile is both attractive and easier to keep clean and healthy. You may choose to move your natural teeth into better alignment using orthodontic treatment, or you may use dental bonding or veneers to build out certain teeth and give your smile a more seamless appearance.

Dark or stained enamel: dark stains, enamel dullness, and discoloration can make your smile look older and less healthy than it truly is. Professional dental whitening treatment lifts stains from your natural smile. We can alternatively use composite bonding or porcelain veneers to cover unsightly teeth.

Narrow smiles: widening your dental alignment ensures that when you smile widely your teeth fill all of the space in your mouth. Again, this can be achieved through orthodontic treatment or strategic placement of dental restorations and bonding. You’ll want to consider the current state of your smile, your oral health goals, and your treatment timeline.

Short, worn-down teeth: as time goes on, dental enamel will thin, become weaker, and wear down. Patients who suffer from bruxism (chronic dental grinding) will notice these negative effects even faster. The good news is that our team can repair and build-out diminished teeth using resin or porcelain restorations. Obviously, this improves your aesthetics, and it can also improve your smile’s biting and chewing functionality.

As you can see, no matter what your aesthetic concern, our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists are here to help you reach your dream smile. The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation with our team—give us a call, or use the Contact Us page on our site! 

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