How a Cosmetic Dentist in Lake Forest Can Improve Your Smile for Summer

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Cosmetic DentistAs a cosmetic dentist in Lake Forest, we can help you to have a better summer this year. If you are one of the many millions of Americans who is not confident with your smile, for any variety of reasons, visit us for a  consultation. Summer is a time of year when people turn their attention to more fun things. With the pall of winter passed, the winter jackets are replaced with swimsuits and the roar of a living room fire is replaced by the sounds of a bonfire on the beach. Summer is truly a time for sun, sand, and smiles. When you consider that over 88% of all American families will pack their bags and head out for vacation during the summer, it is easy to understand why people might be smiling more. The challenge with this for a lot of folks is that they are just not comfortable with their smile. Many of the patients that come in to see us know that there are going to be photographs taken all over the place this summer, and they want to have the confidence of a perfect smile. If you are one of these people in Lake Forest, we can help make this summer memorable.

As a cosmetic dentist, we can help to work magic for your teeth. We can make them straighter, whiter, and more attractive but in order to any of this we need you to partner with us. There are things that you need to understand about making your teeth more beautiful, and the first thing is that there are both short term fixes and long term solutions. Depending on what your goals are in terms of what you want to achieve and how quickly you want to achieve them will help to schedule the path forward. One of the first things we can help you achieve is a brighter smile.

Most people have been exposed to teeth whitening. As a multi-billion dollar industry, you can get products that claim to whiten your teeth grocery stores in Lake Forest  and do it yourself whitening kits are a dime a dozen. There is an exact science that goes into whitening teeth properly, which is why you should see us, as a cosmetic dentist, if you want to make sure that your teeth are whitened correctly. As professionals, we can work the science in your favor, and use solutions not available at your local drugstore.

Teeth whitening works on a principle of light reflection. All natural light is white, so the brain sees color based on the angle at which an object reflects light. In the case of your teeth, we want the tooth itself to be as translucent as possible, which allows the light to reflect in its most natural and hence brightest white state. When stains or discoloration are formed on your teeth, they change the angle of the reflection to appear more yellow or brown. Using a peroxide-based solution we can cause the release of free radicals in the enamel of the tooth, which causes the tooth to revert to a more translucent state and, in a matter of hours, appear to be whiter.