• Cosmetic Dentistry: The Health Benefits of Looking Good

    by Tereza Hambarchian, DDS
    on Feb 17th, 2017

While cosmetic dentistry has its many aesthetic benefits, there are also many health benefits it can bring as well. From teeth whitening to Invisalign, the physical and mental health benefits of cosmetic dentistry are numerous. Many general dentists throughout the United States are now providing cosmetic dentistry services to help patients look their best, while also working towards “reversing” the effects of natural tooth aging. The below cosmetic dentistry procedures are just a few of the ways your smile can look and feel healthy again.


Invisalign for preventing gum disease

Having crooked or overcrowded teeth may cause some people to feel self-conscious of their smile. Fortunately, with Invisalign, you can feel confident again with your smile while also reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Overcrowded teeth are likely to cause swollen gums which can then be a sign of periodontal disease, or also known as gum disease. If left untreated, it can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Straighten up your smile with Invisalign while also combating any potential tooth decay or gum disease!



Veneers for preventing an infected nerve

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite material which are applied to the front surface of the tooth to cover stains, chips/cracks, or even help fill gaps in between the teeth. More and more people are choosing to get veneers these days as a solution for their cracked teeth since the material used for veneers comes with a natural appearance. Not only does the material help conceal the cracked tooth and achieve a better smile, but it also keeps bacteria from seeping into the crack which can ultimately lead to an infected nerve. Once infected, a root canal is required to treat the infected nerve or worse, the tooth may need to be extracted. Take action in preventing a root canal or extraction by going with veneers to conceal your cracked tooth.


Teeth Whitening for controlling the pH of your mouth

Having that pearly white smile is something to be proud of and in turn, boosts our self-esteem and overall happiness. Not many people know that peroxide, the main product used in teeth whitening solution, also has its health benefits. Peroxide can remove plaque as well as control the pH levels in the mouth. Having a balanced pH level in your mouth is an important factor in keeping your tooth enamel strong. If the tooth enamel has been broken down too low, bacteria can flourish. Next time you see your dentist for teeth whitening treatment, ask about their peroxide-based solution.



When considering a cosmetic dental treatment, make sure you ask your dentist about the health benefits that may come along with it! To find out more about cosmetic dentistry and it's many benefits, visit Dr. Tereza Hambarchian at her office, ProDent Care, located in Glendale, California.


Author Tereza Hambarchian, DDS Dr. Tereza Hambarchian is a Glendale, CA Dentist providing both general and cosmetic dentistry services to the residents of Los Angeles. Her specialties include crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants, teeth cleaning & whitening, and Invisalign®.

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