What to Expect From a Smile Makeover

Posted on: 15 September 2021

No one wants to feel self-conscious, but if you're unhappy with the way your smile looks it can be hard not to feel this way. There are many reasons people might want a smile makeover, there may be aesthetic reasons, dental health reasons, or both. Regardless of the reason for wanting a new smile, there are some things you should know about smile makeovers before you get one.

What Do Dentists Do During a Smile Makeover?

 As part of a smile makeover, your dentist can perform, a thorough cleaning. This is the most common dental procedure and involves removing plaque and tartar at the gum line around your teeth. They may also do polishing. During polishing your dentist will smooth down the surface of your teeth to make them shiny and healthy.

Another procedure they may do is tooth whitening. This is a cosmetic procedure that alters tooth color by removing surface stains. It can be done in one visit or it may require multiple sessions. Dental makeovers may also require sealing the space between the tooth and its socket to protect your teeth from bacteria that can cause tooth decay.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Smile Makeover?

There are many reasons why you should consider getting a smile makeover. If you have a dull, discolored smile it might be time for a makeover. A smile makeover is one of the easiest ways to boost your level of self-confidence. You'll feel more attractive and be able to face the world with a brand new smile.

How Long Does a Smile Makeover Take?

A single visit to the dentist for your smile makeover is usually about two hours. That includes time spent in consultation, having x-rays taken, and any procedures that need to be done before getting started on your teeth.

A touch-up might require just one or two appointments if you are having your teeth whitened, polished, and sealed. Other forms of smile makeovers can take a bit longer. Your dentist will let you know how many appointments they think you'll need as part of your smile makeover before getting started.

Make sure that you talk extensively with your dentist about any smile makeover procedure that you would like to do. By making sure that you and your dentist are on the same page and that you both have the same vision you will avoid disappointment with the result.


About Marcel and the Dentist

Hi, my name is Marcel. Welcome to my site! I started it to help others learn about children's dentistry. Most of us don't remember dentist trips from our early childhood. Maybe we didn't even really care about our teeth until we started losing baby teeth. In my case, I became interested in children's dentistry as a young father. When my kids were young, I was a student, and our insurance did not cover visits to the dentist. Although my wife and I tried to teach our kids good hygiene on our own, it was difficult. When we we finally able to take them to the dentist, my little girls were scared and didn't know what was going on. Luckily, they appreciate the dentist now that they are older, but their first experiences helped teach me more about the importance of children's dentistry. Hopefully you can learn from my experiences!