You probably already know that a healthy smile is important if you want a healthy body, but there’s an unexpected perk of healthy teeth and gums that may surprise you.
When you’re given the all-clear of any decay, cavities, and gum disease, that means your mouth is healthy enough to start exploring cosmetic dentistry at Northwest Dental Group so we can create the smile of your dreams!
Love Your Smile One Step At A Time
You can love your smile, but it can only happen one step at a time.
And for every patient, our top priority when deciding on the right cosmetic dental treatment is to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy first!
Here are some of the ways we do that before we can begin cosmetic dentistry:
*Do THIS Before Whitening Your Teeth*
Teeth whitening is easy, affordable, and popular!
It’s a fast, effective way to improve your smile and lift your self-esteem, especially when you’re pressed for time.
But it’s not right for everyone, especially if you have sensitive teeth or irritated gums.
Sensitivity, pain, and inflammation are only symptoms of a larger problem. So before we can whiten your teeth, we need to get to the bottom of it and treat it right away.
You might have a toothache because of an infection on the inside, or pain while chewing because of a cavity that hasn’t been filled, or even redness or swelling due to the early stages of gum disease.
You can’t worry about the color of your teeth in the face of these threats. If you want white teeth, we’ll need to make them healthy first!
*Do THIS Before Straightening Your Teeth*
One of the little-known benefits of Invisalign and other orthodontic treatments is that straight teeth are easier to keep clean and healthy.
So an issue we often see before patients start orthodontics is gum disease.
If your mouth is crowded, you’ll have crooked, overlapping teeth, which means there are more hiding places for food particles and debris.
Once bacteria in your mouth gets a hold of that, it creates acids and infection that eat their way through your gum tissues, teeth, and even your jawbone.
That’s why gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss!
The first step before starting Invisalign, a discreet and comfortable clear aligner therapy for straightening teeth in Rochester, MN, is to remove any gum infection and begin therapy to reverse the disease.
Once your gum health is restored, you can straighten crooked teeth for a better-looking smile and fresh start for your dental health overall!
*Do THIS Before Veiling Flaws Under Veneers*
Before you can get dental veneers, we need to make sure none of your teeth are being affected by decay. Covering a tooth with a porcelain crown, veneer, or even with a composite material like we use for bonding, will seal cavities and protect your teeth from any more bacteria getting inside.
But that’s only part of the problem with tooth decay. Covering it isn’t the same as treating it.
A cavity will deepen, widen, and even ravage its way inside or outside of your tooth, which would sabotage not only your dental health, but any cosmetic work on your teeth.
That’s why we would need to remove any decay first before even thinking about adding a layer of material to your teeth!
Get Your Mouth Healthy First!
Take the first step toward a gorgeous new smile by getting your mouth healthy with help from Dr. Post and our team!
We’ll check your teeth and gums for any existing or potential threats, treat them effectively, and then together, start exploring your cosmetic dentistry options in Rochester, MN that will give you the smile of your dreams!