We’ve discussed how a healthy and beautiful smile can shed years from your appearance, but did you know that, beyond making you look younger, smiling has tangible benefits to your physical health and quality of life, as well. Unfortunately, even if your teeth are perfectly straight, years of use can leave minor stains or change the uniform color of your pearly whites, which can also lower your confidence in your smile. Luckily, there are many options for correcting stained or discolored teeth so you can start smiling your brightest again. Albuquerque cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, explains how your smile helps you, and offers professional-strength teeth-whitening treatments so you can enjoy the benefits of smiling again.
The Joys of a Genuine Smile
If you’ve ever smiled simply because someone else was smiling, then you may know that smiling is contagious. When you smile and others smile along, the whole room can lighten up and even improve the moods of people around you. Smiling also makes you more attractive and approachable, making it easier for others to engage and interact with you. In other words, smiling can improve your social life. After all, sulking and frowning does not generally invite others to conversation. Other benefits of smiling include stress-relief, an improved immune system, and lower blood pressure, among many others. In light of these benefits, a minor tooth stain or two should seem inconsequential, but if it doesn’t, then Dr. Miller can help.
Restoring Your Pearly Whites
Some foods, beverages, and habits are notorious for staining your teeth, including berries, coffee, tea, and tobacco use, among many others. However, teeth can also stain simply from poor oral hygiene or from a lifetime of use. If stains mar your smile, ask Dr. Miller about our professional tooth-whitening treatments. After evaluating your stains to determine that the treatment is right for you, Dr. Miller will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab. Once your custom-made whitening trays are ready, you can whiten your teeth using a peroxide-based gel from the comfort of your own home. With take-home whitening trays, you can touch up your smile whenever you see fit.
To learn more about maintaining your beautiful smile, make an appointment with your Albuquerque dentist by calling Snow Park Dental at (505) 299-2979. Located in the 87112 area, we proudly serve patients from Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Edgewood, Corrales, Los Lumas, Tijeras, Mountain Air, Santa Fe, and Taos.