Smiling can help relieve stress, boost your mood, and release endorphins. While smiling can improve your mental health, it might also impact the health of your teeth and gums. If you’re not confident about your smile, Columbia Smiles offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening and veneers. These and other services can help give you the smile you want.
Contact Columbia Smiles today to schedule an appointment.
The Benefits of Smiling
Did you know that smiling can be good for your health? Even if you don’t feel happy, cracking a smile can help reduce feelings of stress. It can ease any tension that you feel. Therefore, we suggest that the next time you’re stressed, take a moment to smile. Smiling releases endorphins which are known to cause positive feelings and help mitigate pain. Furthermore, smiling can boost your immune system. When you’re more relaxed, your immune system functions more effectively. A stronger immune system can protect you from dental health issues like infections and inflammation.
If you have oral health concerns such as inflammation in your gums or a toothache, visiting your dentist early may help reduce the problem before it develops into something more complicated.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Confidence in Your Smile
If you’re feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, you probably avoid smiling in photos and in social situations. If this resonates with you, perhaps cosmetic dentistry can help.
Chipped, missing, or stained teeth can erode your confidence in your smile. However, there are a number of cosmetic dentistry services that can give you the straight, gleaming smile you deserve. Over time, regular wear and tear on your teeth can make them more susceptible to chips. With cosmetic dentistry and the use of bonding and/or veneers, your dentist can alter the appearance of your chipped teeth. Further, your missing teeth can be replaced with crowns, bridges, or implants, all of which will restore your mouth’s full functionality.
Misaligned teeth can be moved through orthodontic services. Additionally, dental veneers, thin porcelain shells that cover the front of the teeth, can help give your smile a straighter appearance.
It’s common for your teeth to lose their luster as you age. Coffee, wine, and smoking can all stain your teeth. With the help of whitening services, both professional and at-home, you can achieve a brighter smile.
Your dentist wants to help you. If you’re avoiding smiling due to dental issues, reach out to your dentist and ask which cosmetic dentistry options are right for you. They’ll be able to determine which procedures can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Contact Columbia Smiles Today For An Appointment
Columbia Smiles has been trusted by Howard County residents for over 35 years. We offer routine dental exams and cleanings in addition to a wide variety of premier dental services, such as:
- Filling cavities – We can stop tooth decay from causing further issues
- Dental veneers and other cosmetic procedures – Build confidence in your smile
- Crowns – Restore your teeth to full functionality
- Teeth whitening – Removing stains from the surface of your teeth can give you a brighter smile
- Wisdom teeth consultations – If your wisdom teeth are coming in incorrectly or are causing you pain, we can determine if they need to be removed