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How can a cosmetic dentist improve your smile...and self-esteem?

The average person is extremely self-conscious about his appearance. If people were brutally honest, most would admit that they are particularly dissatisfied with the look of their teeth. As a result, people tend to smile much less frequently than they should. This type of self-doubt makes life awfully difficult to enjoy.

Help is available in the form of cosmetic dentistry. A cosmetic dentist can drastically improve the look of your teeth and gums. Think of how much easier life would be if a lovely smile was revealed every time you parted your lips. Such a reality is possible with the assistance of a cosmetic dentist.

Cosmetic Dentistry's Smile Analysis

The first step in determining how to improve your smile and self-esteem, is to perform a smile analysis. We'll examine your smile from an array of angles in order to conduct a periodontal assessment and digital radiograph that gauges the health of your teeth and gums. Every tooth in your mouth will be studied in terms of its shape, condition and other factors. If we are positive that cosmetic dental treatment can improve your smile, we will customize a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and desires.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

Our cosmetic dentist has a myriad of ways to beautify your smile. A modification of the contour of your gums is one possible solution. He can also whiten your teeth so you aren't so hesitant to bare those chompers in a public setting. It is even possible to reshape teeth and/or perform a gum lift that revolutionizes your smile as well as your self-confidence. In other instances, dental veneers will be necessary to conceal coffee stains, tooth chips and/or misalignments. Certain patients will be best served by bonding that brightens their smile with the use of a special resin or thin plastic coating applied to the damaged teeth.

The Custom-Tailored Treatment You Deserve

No two mouths are the same. Some individuals suffer from stained teeth while others have unsightly gums, chipped teeth, missing teeth or gaps between teeth. Our cosmetic dentist will carefully study the nuances of your mouth to tailor a unique treatment that genuinely boosts your smile aesthetics. We go the extra mile to handle every patient's idiosyncratic flaws in an artful manner. Our primary concern is rebuilding your self-confidence to the point that you look forward to smiling in the presence of others.

 




Research shows a correlation between poor oral health, behavior, grades and school attendance

We all know it’s crucial for parents to meet professionals' recommendations to brush after every meal. Most parents hold the beliefs that home oral hygiene is effective and it’s a parental duty to establish this routine for good oral health benefits.

In a recent study, the parents that instilled good oral health habits among their children cited the most common reasons for practicing proper oral health habits were oral health beliefs, social norms and external factors. Social norms can be very positive, such as when a child sees their parent or a sibling brushing after each meal and wants to join in.

But now there is compelling research that correlates poor oral health with behavior, grades and attendance problems in school aged children.

Research shows that children with cavities and tooth aches are four times more likely to have a low grade point average and are absent from school more often. Children with poor oral health also had lower self-esteem.

The common factors in parents who didn't follow the recommended guidelines for proper oral health habits with their children included parents' young age, limited formal education or knowledge of children's oral health needs, and a value of self-reliance. Rural children especially would benefit from simple interventions to encourage an early and regular habit of parent-child tooth brushing.

Prevalent barriers to brushing by 89% of the parents found in the study were lack of time and an uncooperative child. There is undeniable proof of the benefits of taking just two minutes to brush your child's teeth and the tertiary benefits of proper oral health; behavior, grades and school attendance. You should also take your child to a dentist twice annually. Starting this habit early will reduce fear and anxiety and ensure a lifetime of healthy dental habits.

Neil  Friedman, DMD has 2 offices in Key Biscayne Florida and Bay Harbor Islands Florida. Both offices offer pediatric dentistry, as well as, family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry and are conveniently located near Miami, Surfside and Bal Harbour Florida.  Make an appointment today for you and your family and start a lifetime of healthy oral habits.