Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry only deals with the visual aspect of your smile. Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic dentistry also offers a multitude of other benefits not just in the visual department.
Improves more than just your smile
Think about how you feel after you just received a complete smile makeover or a set of new Invisalign aligners or maybe even got your teeth whitened. All these different dental services will lead you on a path of constant smiling. Smiling in return releases different chemical endorphins in your brain causing you to express happiness. Some might view this as a form of positive reinforcement for mental health. Other than mental health cosmetic dentistry can also benefit you in your general wellbeing too. Leaving oral issues untreated can lead to major dental issues later on in life such as headaches toothaches and even gum disease.
Increases overall hygiene awareness
Another benefit that cosmetic dentistry provides is after you have a procedure performed your oral hygiene awareness increases. This enhanced awareness decreases your chances of any major oral issues like previously mentioned. You want to take care of your cheese after you have a procedure performed so they last as long as possible and continue to look presentable to your friends and family as well as yourself.
As you can see the procedures involved with cosmetic dentistry are great when it comes to the overall appearance of your smile but always remember that cosmetic dentistry also has other benefits that may go beyond that of the surface level understanding.
To learn more about the different cosmetic services that we offer and the many benefits of each treatment, contact either of our offices in La Plata or Oxon Hill to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cieplak.