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More Reasons to Smile

A visit to your dentist could be as pleasurable as walking barefoot on hot sand. However this kind of situation arises usually because we have waited for too long before making that much needed visit. An early intervention in cases of dental problems could actually convert these dreaded visits into a pleasant activity that is essential in maintaining oral health. Problems of teeth alignment are one such common reason that requires the intervention of a competent dentist. And the use of braces is the most effective and usual solution for this common problem. People across all age groups and mainly youngsters in NYC and other places can be seen with braces, confident in the knowledge that soon they will be flashing brilliant smiles with perfectly aligned teeth.

The braces NYC can offer a great relief not only from alignment problems but also from a life of constantly being ridiculed by friends and even family. Although many teenagers and adults are embarrassed about wearing the regular metal braces as it seems to highlight their defect, they need to remember that nobody is born perfect. A dental problem like the alignment of teeth can be easily taken care of by regular use of braces. Now braces NYC also offer the option of invisible braces known as ‘invisalign’ that are usually made of plastic or ceramic, making them very difficult to spot and therefore ‘invisible’. However such braces, in contrast to regular ones need to be taken off at certain time, like during meals, and so require a longer period of treatment.

Using braces can be painful initially and the user needs to adjust with the funny sensation of an alien entity inside their mouth. A competent dentist can help the user be as comfortable as possible during the initial days of using braces. Certain activities like playing musical instruments using the mouth could be difficult and even sound funny. The wearer of braces in NYC however needs to constantly remind himself/herself about the long term benefits. A quick search on the internet can show the names of various celebrities, who are perhaps known for their looks, as having worn braces when they were young. A school going teenager who is embarrassed about wearing braces can then gain confidence, secure in the knowledge that if her favorite celebrity can overcome the experience of wearing braces, then so can she.

The ongoing research and innovation in the field of oral healthcare is constantly discovering improved and convenient way to provide the best oral care possible. The existence of a wide variety of braces in NYC and other places, that consist of colored bands, etc, and even the invisalign braces are a major proof of this advancement. A visit to the dentist need not be as scary as before. Now there is no need to suffer from dental problems such cavities, broken tooth, gum problems and bad breath. A basic oral care and hygiene routine and regular checkups by a competent dentist can go a long way in preserving that million dollar smile.

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Laser Teeth Whitening

In today’s world, visual appearance is considered to be a key component in achieving success in any field. Many people are now interested in achieving that perfect smile; this is leading to a dissatisfaction with one’s teeth color. Laser teeth whitening has become a popular option for teeth whitening. The laser teeth whitening process is quick and simple, and gives instantaneous results, and this constitutes its chief attraction.

For many people, the laser teeth whitening process might seem like an expensive option; but the fact that it takes only an hour for the process to be completed, and it is also a suitable option for those with sensitive teeth, is making laser teeth whitening difficult to resist.

Compared to the other teeth whitening processes, laser teeth whitening is extremely simple. Your dentist will first clean your teeth and any plaque present, before starting the laser teeth whitening process.

After the dentist has made your teeth ready, he will apply a peroxide gel of professional strength, and then he will use the laser light to start the teeth whitening. It is the laser that speeds up the whitening process. Depending on the discoloration and stain of your teeth, the gel and laser process may be repeated several times. The process will take about an hour, and at the end of it, your teeth will be whiter by about 9-10 shades.

One point you have to remember is that the life of laser teeth whitening is limited, like the other teeth whitening processes. You will have to go in for further sessions at intervals of 2-3 years; this again depends on the level of dental care you maintain, and what you will be eating and drinking during this period, in order to maintain the laser treated bright teeth and smile.

If you have in mind other forms of cosmetic dentistry treatment, be sure to go in for laser teeth whitening first. Prosthetic teeth like bridges, crowns, dental veneers and tooth implants will not bleach; so unless you have your own teeth whitened first, it might ruin the natural look of your prosthetic teeth.

If your teeth are sensitive, tray based teeth whitening products might not be such a good idea, as these require repeated applications of the bleaching substance. Laser teeth whitening will be more suitable for sensitive teeth, as the process requires only a single application.

It is true that the expenses of the laser teeth whitening process are higher than the cost of buying teeth-whitening kits available in local stores. Home teeth whitening kits cost only a few dollars. Professional laser teeth whitening costs will be in the range of $500 to $1000, depending on the dentist and what extra benefits he/she is offering.

The cost aspect is offset by the fact that laser teeth whitening produces whiter teeth after just one sitting, and you get immediate results. It saves valuable time and is hassle free. So you have to decide which option is more suitable for you, and whether you want to go in for the home treatment to save on costs.