Nothing boosts your confidence like a bright, even smile. Fortunately, thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, achieving the smile of your dreams is within reach. Here are just some of the benefits of cosmetic treatment for teeth.

 1. Improved self-esteem.

Being able to greet the world with a welcoming smile is a life-changing experience. After cosmetic treatment on your teeth, your days of hiding your teeth or smiling with your mouth closed will be over. You’ll feel more confident in how you approach your day – and you’ll be able to take that confidence into everything you do. 

2. Better dental health.

A crowded, uneven smile can make it harder to maintain good dental hygiene. But with the right cosmetic dental treatment, you can reduce crowding or restore the appearance of damaged teeth, making it easier to brush, floss, and minimize staining. This will help you keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.

3. A better bite.

Struggling with a poor bite due to uneven or crowded teeth? Cosmetic dental treatment for your teeth may be an option. Through veneers, bonding or implants, you can achieve an even bite that makes chewing and smiling more natural – minimizing wear over time. 

4. A more youthful-looking smile.

An even smile tailored to fit your unique facial features helps provide structure and shape to your face, helping you maintain a fresh, youthful look. By filling gaps and restoring damaged or worn-down teeth, you’ll achieve a bite better suited to your natural appearance – and you’ll notice that your cheeks, mouth, chin and jaw will attain a more harmonious look.

5. Reduced costs later on.

Investing in cosmetic dentistry procedures now can help save money later on. By restoring cracked or worn teeth or damaged gum or bone when you first become aware of the issue, you’ll be able to prevent larger issues with more involved or costly solutions. 

Talk to Optimal Dental about a Cosmetic Treatment for your Teeth.

If whitening, veneers, bonding, straightening or restoration are on your dental wish list, talk to the team at Optimal Dental. We’ll walk you through your cosmetic dentistry treatment options – and help you achieve a brighter, whiter and straighter smile.

Early pediatric care is critical to creating a lifetime of good dental health. Visiting your pediatric dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning can help avoid tooth decay and cavities – and identify any issues early.

Even children as young as one can benefit from a visit to a pediatric dentist – especially if their first teeth have erupted. This first visit, known as a “well baby” visit, is designed to help young children familiarize themselves with a pediatric dentistry setting, and create positive associations with the dentist. During this visit your pediatric dentist will generally provide information about how to keep a child’s teeth healthy and strong.

These recommendations might include:

What to expect from a pediatric dental cleaning

For older children, you can expect more of a traditional dental checkup, although modified in accordance with your child’s comfort level. These visits might include:

It’s vital that your child feels comfortable in the dentist’s chair so that they learn to feel confident while at the dentist, so your visit might be adjusted depending on your child’s needs and behavior. We recommend beginning pediatric dental visits as soon as possible so that your child creates those positive associations – and is able to sit through a full dental check-up. Regular check-ups combined with good at-home dental hygiene habits are the best way to maintain a high level of dental health.  

Book your pediatric dental care appointment today

Oral health issues are some of the most common – and avoidable – health issues faced by young children in the US. Attending regular pediatric dental cleanings and maintaining good dental hygiene and healthy eating habits can help prevent issues now, and later in life. 

If your child is aged 1+, now is the time to book your first pediatric dentistry appointment, or a regular pediatrics dental cleaning for older children. Our expert team will ensure your child feels safe and confident during their consultation and will provide the information and guidance you need to keep your child’s smile healthy and bright!

 

Dentist in Reston

The year is closing and holidays are on the horizon. Are you planning year-end travel or a last-minute getaway? Before heading out on your next adventure, make sure you are prepared with these 3 quick tips for maintaining optimal dental health during travel.

Properly transport your toothbrush. Instead of throwing your toothbrush into a bag with the rest of your toiletries, use a resealable plastic bag. This can reduce the amount of bacteria that gets passed on to your toothbrush.

Pack sugarless gum. Gum can help relieve ear pressure during a flight and prevent dry mouth that can occur during travel. Research shows that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can also help prevent tooth decay.

Brush with bottled water. If you are in another country or on a camping trip in the wilds, use bottled water to brush your teeth. This can reduce your risk of getting sick due to unfamiliar bacteria or other contaminants in the local water.

If you are taking a vacation before the year ends, don’t forget to take steps to maintain optimal oral health while you are away. Don’t forget to pack our office number in case you have questions about your oral health during your trip, then schedule an exam and cleaning for after your return.

1801 Robert Fulton Dr., Suite 250
Reston, VA 20191

Phone: (703) 391-2222