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  • By The Center of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  • January 25, 2023
  • When you are living alone, taking care of yourself is entirely up to you. But once you get a family, things change rapidly. You realize you want to be around your family, and you want the best for your whole family too. Among the best that you want for your family is dental health.

    Perfect teeth do not come to all people. Sometimes, you must work and invest in having that gorgeous smile. A smile is a critical part of first impressions. An excellent first impression leads to better opportunities. 


    What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?


    While the name implies aesthetic procedures, cosmetic dentistry does much more than improve the aesthetics of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a group of dental procedures that mainly change the appearance of your teeth. 


    Here are six reasons why you should consider it:


    • Better Eating


    One popular cosmetic treatment is Invisalign, which is a tooth straightening treatment. With Invisalign, you or your children can have straight teeth in about 18 months. Within that time, you can eat and drink all you want; the only thing needed is to take out the clear aligners when doing so. Invisalign corrects bite issues and may close gaps between the teeth. 


    • More Confidence


    As mentioned earlier, a smile is the first impression anyone gets when they meet you. People will likely like you more when you have a bright smile and gravitate toward you. Even in children and teenagers, this effect happens.


    The compound effect is significantly more impressive as you notice that the more people like you, you will grow more confident. It means you will be open to more opportunities, and you can try out more things. 


    • Better Oral Health


    While most cosmetic procedures may seem superficial, they have broad-reaching effects. For instance, the Invisalign treatment helps close gaps between teeth. The long-term effect is that bacteria and plaque do not collect between the teeth. Your breath will smell fresh, and your teeth and gums will be healthier. The outcome is similar to that of dentures.


    • Tooth Functionality


    A standard cosmetic procedure is fixing fractured teeth using artificial crowns. A fractured tooth can affect your eating and may lead to more expensive solutions if not corrected. The cosmetic procedure restores the functionality of the tooth. It will help protect the inner pulp in the process and save the tooth. It will keep bacteria and plaque from entering the interior of the tooth. 


    • It Keeps Teeth From Shifting


    If you have a cosmetic solution like a denture, it will help maintain your teeth. When you lose a tooth, the other surrounding teeth will often shift to fill the space between them. A denture will stop this shift from happening.  


    • Better Diet


    Your diet becomes limited when you have an issue with your bite, have gaps in your teeth, or have a fractured tooth. You can miss out on critical nutrients because you cannot chew them or eat them right. A cosmetic dental procedure will help correct this and give you a better smile.


    For more on cosmetic dentistry, visit The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry one of our three offices in Florida. Call 850-810-0300 for Destin, 850-810-0600 for Panama City Beach, or 850-409-6400 for Navarre to book an appointment today.

    Hours of Operation

    Monday8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tuesday8:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday8:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday7:00am - 3:00pm
    Friday7:00am - 3:00pm


    We offer free cosmetic consultations.

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