Let Us Give You Something to Smile About!
Almost everyone wants to improve their smile. For most people, a great smile is a huge self-esteem booster and something to really feel good about. If you’ve ever been self-conscious about your smile or slightly embarrassed to smile with your teeth when taking pictures, then you might want to listen up.
A study by Invisalign found that people who have straight, healthy looking teeth experienced a whole host of benefits. They were consistently rated as more successful, more intelligent, and (believe it or not) more dateable and more hireable too. Nearly a third of people say that a smile is the first thing that they notice about someone else’s appearance.
On that point, an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry study also found that nearly half (48%) of people surveyed said that a smile is the one feature they would remember most upon meeting someone.
That means that a great smile is probably pretty important for standing out and making a great first impression, which can have a ton of social and professional benefits.
The Invisalign study found that two-thirds of Americans are more likely to remember pleasant physical attributes—like a great smile—than unpleasant ones. Invisalign is one way to improve your smile, but there are many other procedures for you to consider at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology. The road to a better smile starts with healthy gums.
Healthy Teeth Start with Healthy Gums
The foundation for healthy teeth are healthy gums. If you’re struggling with gum disease or plaque and tartar buildup, then lead periodontal specialist Dr. Jeffrey J. Sevor and his experienced staff can work with you to remove plaque and tartar from around your gum line so that your gums can begin to heal.
Scaling and Planing for Gum Disease
Planing the root surface allows the root surface to become smoother and your gum tissue to heal over time and reattach to your tooth. Gum disease starts by bacteria around the gums causing inflammation and eventually also causing gingivitis.
If left untreated, this can cause the gums to become red and swollen, and eventually your gums may bleed easily while brushing or eating.
Irrigation with an Antimicrobial Rinse
It’s important that you visit a dentist or periodontist early in the gum disease process so that your gums have the greatest chance of recovering. Healthy, pink gums are literally the foundation for a beautiful smile.
Dr. Sevor might recommend scaling and planing for more advanced cases as well as antibiotics and/or irrigation with anti-microbial agents to reduce bacterial buildup around the gums.
LANAP Laser Treatment
Dr. Sevor is also trained to use the FDA-certified procedure known as LANAP. LANAP stands for laser assisted regeneration. Dr. Sevor is the first orthodontist in Central Florida to use this incredible technology and he’s successfully treated thousands of patients already.
Crown Lengthening, Bite Adjustment, and Dental Implants
A procedure known as crown lengthening, or crown exposure, is an option that many patients could benefit from but might not know is an option for them.
Crown lengthening involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone supporting a tooth, shaping the tooth restoration, and guaranteeing a snug fit for the tooth.
Bite adjustment is a different procedure that can nonetheless have dramatic benefits. Bite therapy can reshape the biting surface to put less stress on teeth. Sometimes braces or bite splint therapy might be the most efficient way to get to that point.
Then again, if you’re missing teeth then you might want to consider dental implants for yourself to get teeth that feel and look amazing.