Four ways cosmetic dentistry improves oral health for Austin, TX patients
Most people would like to have an attractive smile with rosy gums complementing straight, white teeth. What many don’t know is that cosmetic dentistry can improve oral health, as well as appearance. Austin, TX dentist, Dr. Christopher Naranjo, shares this eye-opening perspective.
- Bio-friendly materials and techniques – Holistic dentistry utilizes the safest available methods to keep your mouth and body healthy. For example, if you choose to have dark amalgam fillings removed to improve smile appeal, you will be getting replacement fillings, inlays, onlays, or crowns that contain no metal or mercury. Your whole body will thank you.
- Reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease – Gaps and poor alignment create food traps where harmful oral bacteria flourish. You may choose porcelain veneers, dental implants, or bridges for aesthetic appeal, but with proper home hygiene, your smile could be healthier in the long term, because of straighter teeth.
- Pride – Most patients simply take better care of their mouths once they have invested in a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Thus, an investment in your smile becomes a lifelong asset to self-esteem, with oral health and whole-body wellness benefits.
At Greenbelt Dental Health, a smile makeover is never one-size-fits-all. As a holistic and neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Naranjo’s first focus is getting your mouth in good health. Then, together you discuss your aesthetic desires – what characteristics you like about your smile, and what you want to improve. Dr. Naranjo takes plenty of time to explain treatment options, ultimately designing a plan that fits your goals, schedule, and budget. It may be as simple as cleaning and whitening, or a comprehensive program combining several procedures, phased in over time.