It’s difficult to have the self-confidence you need when you don’t have a great smile. Not being able to have a great smile affects your quality of life. Whether it comes to your work life, family life, or spending time with friends, confidence in your smile makes all the difference.
Your smile may struggle for different reasons. These reasons for a poor smile may include gum decay, missing teeth, and stained teeth. The good news is that you don’t have to live with all of the things that cause your smile to suffer. Here are several ways your West Hollywood dentist, Dr. Delmont, helps you have your best smile:
Do you have all of your natural teeth? Are they properly aligned but are discolored? You can get your teeth whitened right in West Hollywood and Beverly Grove at Delmont Dentistry. Teeth whitening is often recommended for anyone who wants a brighter, whiter smile.
While natural teeth look solid, teeth are actually porous so small particles can get stuck in them. Staining can be caused by different things such as certain diseases, antibiotics, and wine. The whitening process used by Dr. Delmont eliminates much of the pain and sensitivity that comes with the whitening process.
A tooth starts to decompose and bacteria multiply when the dental pulp is damaged. It leads to infection which the tooth cannot recover from. Here are four symptoms of a damaged, infected tooth:
- A toothache that doesn’t go away
- Temperature or pressure sensitivity
- Tooth discoloration or darkening
- Gums and/or teeth have pus pockets
It’s hard to smile in West Hollywood or anywhere for that matter when you’re in pain due to tooth infection. The process of a root canal is a little longer than filling a cavity but you’ll still be able to resume normal day-to-day activities soon after.
If you’re not smiling because your natural teeth are missing or unhealthy, you may want to ask Dr. Delmont about getting dental implants in West Hollywood. Dental implants replace the tooth root with a tiny piece of titanium. The reason why titanium implants are effective is that they’re able to bond with bone tissue. Without implants to take the place of missing teeth, your smile will suffer even more. This is because your bone will melt away which changes the alignment of the teeth you have left. Dental implant maintenance doesn’t require anything else other than good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
As with most things in life, prevention is the best option for protecting your smile. Dental injuries from trauma can often be prevented by using a mouthguard. Mouthguards tend to be an effective preventative solution for contact sports. These sports include but aren’t limited to boxing, football, and rugby. You can increase the protection of your teeth, lips, gums, and tongue with a customized mouthguard by Dr. Delmont.
If you’re not a fan of your smile, feel free to ask Dr. Delmont about the best options for your needs. Call (310) 652-7742 and schedule an appointment to have the best smile in West Hollywood.