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How To Make Your Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Last

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Cosmetic dentistry is a popular way to enhance your smile and overall appearance. Whether you choose porcelain veneers, crowns, or teeth whitening, the reality is that some procedures aren't designed to last forever. Your teeth may become stained as you age. They can also shift and become misaligned. Your gums may shrink and recede, leading to longer teeth and a shorter smile.

Are you concerned about the longevity of your smile makeover in Washington, DC? The highly experienced dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry can provide tips and advice on how you can keep your pearly whites sparkling for years. Read below and learn about the services and advanced technologies we offer by scheduling a smile consultation.

What cosmetic treatments do you offer?

Achieving the perfect smile is about more than just having healthy teeth. Some people are embarrassed about minor gaps, crooked teeth, stains, and chips that detract from their appearance and cause them to avoid social situations, like networking events, first dates, and job interviews. Cosmetic dentistry at Washington Center for Dentistry offers many treatments that can create a flawless smile so you can feel more confident:

  • Porcelain veneers

  • Porcelain crowns

  • Invisalign® clear braces

  • Teeth whitening

  • Dental bonding

  • Dental bridges

  • Gum reshaping

  • Gum bleaching

How to maintain your smile at home

Once you have a perfect smile in Washington, DC, you're probably wondering how to keep your smile makeover results looking great long-term. There are a number of things you can do at home, including maintaining good oral hygiene with twice-daily brushing and flossing. In fact, keeping your teeth clean and plaque-free is one of the most important pieces of advice we can share.

Washington Center for Dentistry also recommends avoiding anything that may affect healthy teeth and gums, including:

  • Smoking

  • Drinking too much coffee, tea, or red wine

  • Eating foods high in sugar

  • Biting down on hard objects, like pens and nails

  • Stressful habits, like clenching or biting your teeth together

How we help you maintain your smile

Washington Center for Dentistry offers more than just teeth whitening and smile makeovers. We also provide personalized dental care to create healthy teeth and gums, including watching out for early signs of cavities, gum disease, and other conditions that can affect your oral health. Our team of dentists works with you one-on-one to find out what treatments and procedures are best for your needs.

Annual dental cleanings and exams

Finally, we encourage you to schedule routine dental cleanings and exams with an experienced dentist. During these appointments, Washington Center for Dentistry removes plaque and tartar buildup to prevent cavities and gum disease. If we do see any signs of these conditions, we'll inform you immediately. Our dental technology allows for the most accurate diagnoses so we can move forward with the right treatment plans. This protects your beautiful smile long-term.

Makeover your smile

If you want to make your cosmetic dentistry treatments last, then follow your dentist's instructions and take care of your teeth and gums. Of course, our guidelines may differ based on the treatment chosen at the time of your consultation. To learn how we help you achieve gorgeous smiles that last for life, call Washington Center for Dentistry for your next dental appointment. Our Washington, DC office is excited to share our processes with you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.