8 Ways to Improve Your Smile and Confidence | Dentist Thornton Your smile should be a basic foundation of your confidence. But what if your smile works against your confidence?

If you find yourself hiding your teeth or turning away when you laugh or smile, you may want to consider dental treatment.

The good news is that Thornton Dental has dentistry options that can address issues ranging from gaps between teeth, chips and cracks, stains, lost teeth, and even a complete smile overhaul.

Improving your smile’s appearance means giving you a smile that makes you feel confident. Do you know about the different forms of dentistry and what each can do for your smile? Here are 8 solid tips to improve your smile.

How is a smile related to confidence?

A smile works, two ways, to improve confidence, first it gives you more confidence, and second it gives others more confidence in you. Here are the specific effects:

Mood improvement – This is a physiological response to the muscle actions necessary to smile. Simply smiling sends a message to your brain that it’s time to release endorphins, which make us feel better.

Share happiness – Smiling is contagious. Partly due to a psychological tendency called “mirroring”, smiles spread. If we smile, others smile in return, with all the benefits of a smile.

Relationship building – Smiling can ameliorate conflict and make others feel more comfortable and open to conversation.

Create approachability – When you smile, people will want to chat with you, and fewer will avoid speaking to you.

Appear younger – Studies demonstrate that a smiling face is judged to be younger than a frowning face, which makes you appear older.

Eight ways to improve your smile

At home whitening. A mould of your teeth is taken and a dental laboratory manufactures a personalized whitening tray. After 1-2 weeks of use you normally achieve your desired tooth shade, though particularly darker teeth may take longer. The whitening process is repeated every 12 – 18 months to keep your teeth as bright as you desire.

In-office Whitening. Whitening can be carried out in our offices, making your teeth several shades lighter in one to two hours. At Thornton Dental you can either choose the Zoom teeth whitening or the regular teeth whitening. Zoom teeth whitening only takes less than an hour with resulting shade eight times brighter.

Dental bonding. Bonding attaches material directly on your tooth. Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedure. The material used in is shaped and polished to match your teeth. Bonding is used to upgrade the look of a discoloured or chipped tooth, close spaces between teeth, make teeth look longer, and to change the shape or color of teeth.

Orthodontics. Orthodontic dentistry corrects the position of a patient’s teeth and alignment of jaws. This not only creates a more functional set of teeth, but improves and regularizes your smile. Thornton Dental offers both fixed and removable (Invisalign) braces for your convenience.

Crowns. Crowns cover teeth that are discolored, badly shaped or that have received root canals. A crown makes your tooth stronger while improving its appearance. Crowns can also be used to anchor bridges, which complete your smile, improve your ability to eat in public, and make speaking easier.

Veneers. Veneers are thin shells matched to the colour of your teeth. They cover the front side of teeth, giving them attractive, even look. They are used to close gaps, correct minor misalignments, enhance tooth brightness, and straighten smiles, correcting issues like discoloration, fractures, or chips.

Dental implants. Surgically implanted in the jaw, implants are a strong anchor for replacement teeth and are a long-term option for smile restoration.

Smile correction. A smile correction is a comprehensive, synergistically planned approach to smile improvement or restoration. Each smile restoration is individual, using appropriate techniques from above (and others), combined to be the most effective and economical path to a more stunning smile.

Don’t Let Bad Teeth and Gums Ruin Your Self Confidence

Don’t be embarrassed to share your smile. Instead, work with Thornton Dental to build the kind of smile that will help build your confidence and improve your social, love, and work lives.

The color, shape, alignment and general appearance of you teeth can be upgraded to improve the appearance of your smile and bring increased confidence. Stop worrying about your smile. Begin to confidently smile at others and watch them return the expression. Modern, safe, and efficient dental treatments can help your appearance and confidence skyrocket.

Why Choose Thornton Dental?

  • We focus on patient care
  • Exceptional infection control
  • Friendly, approachable and experienced team
  • Child friendly and relaxing environment
  • Patient comfort, safety and satisfaction are our primary goals
  • Customised care tailored to your specific needs
  • Integrity, high standards, premium quality materials
  • Anxiety control and pain management

Thornton Dental serves the community of Thornton, Beresfield, Tarro, Woodberry, East Maitland, Chisholm, Raymond Terrace, Green hills, Metford, Ashtonfield, Tenambit, Morpeth, Lorn, Bolwarra Heights, and surrounding areas of Maitland.

Call us on (02) 4966 2996 or book your appointment online today!

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