The holiday season is a time for food, family, and, of course, presents! If you count yourself as a prepared individual, maybe you’ve been scoping out presents all year. For your partner, a new TV or electronic gadget. For the younger ones maybe a new game console, or for the older children, everyone’s holiday favorite: the Instant Pot. Chances are that even if the presents list has been finely crafted, there’s probably one person you’ve forgot, and that’s yourself.

Buying presents for yourself is considered by some to be a holiday faux pas, but you deserve it. You’ve been working hard, checking off to-do list items, and taking care of others. Now it’s time to take care of yourself, and what better way to do that than a new smile? With the help of cosmetic dentistry, there are plenty of miracles to be had. You can enjoy a beautiful smile you might never have thought possible.

What's in Santa's Bag of Smiles?

Are Your Teeth Stained?

One of the most common complaints people have is with the shade of their teeth. Staining naturally occurs over time. However, you can speed staining by consuming certain foods and drinks or smoking. Extrinsic staining, or staining which occurs on the outside of the enamel, is the result of staining agents contained in foods like coffee or red wine, become trapped in the natural ridges of enamel. Over time, this could produce the effect of yellow-looking teeth.

Professional teeth whitening is a tried and true correction of stained teeth. Teeth whitening dissolves staining agents trapped in our enamel, leaving your smile up to eight shades whiter. When combined with take-home solutions, this result can be even more dramatic.

Are Your Teeth Crooked?

If you’re not happy with the alignment of your teeth, there’s a solution that doesn’t involve metal. Invisalign is a smile-straightening solution that has been around since 1999. After an initial appointment with a dentist, you’ll begin to receive clear, BPA-free, plastic aligners which will gradually align your teeth. Using data from over two million smiles, these aligners can correct your smile in as little as 6 months, half the time as traditional orthodontics. Plus, you don’t have to give up your favorite foods. That’s because Invisalign is removable and lets you eat normally. 

Does Your Smile Have Multiple Faults?

If you’re concerned that your smile is simply too difficult to fix, porcelain veneers could be the present you’ve been looking for. Porcelain veneers are a wafer thin sheet of ceramic that is applied to the visible surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can produce some of the most dramatic smile transformations possible, fixing a range of issues, including, stains, chipped teeth, or awkwardly shaped teeth. And because veneers cover your natural teeth, you’re not limited by dull-colored teeth. Your smile can be as white as you want.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect present for yourself, consider scheduling a consultation with a cosmetic dentist today.

To learn how cosmetic dentistry can make your smile beautiful in Anchorage, please call (907) 349-0022 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Excellence in Dentistry.