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2 Cosmetic Dental Treatments You Can Get To Achieve Whiter Teeth

If you don't like the way that your teeth look because they are stained, discolored, or just not all that attractive, then you might want to go see your dentist and get some options as to what you can do to improve the way that your teeth and smile look. Your dentist may send you over to a cosmetic dentist so that they can give you the look that you want. What are some of the cosmetic treatments that the dentist may suggest that you try?


One treatment that the cosmetic dentist might suggest is that you get your teeth bleached. There are various bleaching methods that your dentist may suggest to you. They might suggest that you use a combination of methods as well. For example, the dentist may give you in-office treatments and then send you home with a home kit that you can use to help maintain the new shade of your teeth. The in-office treatment that your dentist uses may be a process that includes using a special light or laser. The dentist will apply the bleach solution to your teeth and then shine a special laser or UV light on your teeth. The light will boost the effect of the bleach solution and make it work better. The laser or UV light can really target the stains and give them the extra zap they will need. 


Veneers are another way that you can get a better-looking smile. A veneer is a thin slice of material that gets placed on something else. The veneer makes the surface of whatever it is placed on look like it is made of the veneer material. So, in the case of dental veneers, they are thin slices of dental porcelain or a special dental resin. The material is tinted so that it is the correct shade before it is applied to your teeth. Then the dentist will rough up the surface of your teeth and then use a special dental adhesive to affix the veneer to your teeth. Once it's solid, the veneers will be the new surface of your tooth, and you will have a beautiful smile. 

If you don't like the way that your teeth look, then you can talk to your dentist about getting some cosmetic dental care so that you can get the smile and the look that you have always wanted to have.