As more and more people get the COVID vaccine, opportunities to be around others without a mask increase. But when the mask is off, what do your teeth look like? This may not have been a consideration for the past several months. It might be time to think about it now.

Stained Teeth

Surface stains are one of the most common cosmetic dental problems. Fortunately, they are also one of the easiest to treat. We offer a selection of tooth whitening options that can be used to lighten teeth several shades after just one treatment.

We also offer dental veneers, an incredibly effective solution for deep stains. Veneers can also treat common cosmetic concerns such as chipped and cracked enamel, spacing issues, and crooked tooth presentation.

Dental bonding is another option for tooth stains. Similar to veneers, bonding is placed over teeth where it creates a flawless surface. Bonding may also be used to treat larger cosmetic and functional issues including broken teeth.

Oral Health

Tooth discoloration may result from surface stains or even from deeper stains caused by medications or fluorosis. Some discoloration may also be an indication of a larger oral health problem such as gum disease or a tooth infection.

During COVID restrictions, it was common for people to cancel dental appointments. We have instituted advanced cleaning and safety protocol to protect our patients, but some are still more than six months out since their last visit. If it has been more than six months for you, we strongly encourage you to call our office and make an appointment today.

General cleanings allow us to remove surface stains, plaque, and tartar from the teeth. They also allow us to detect and treat minor problems before they become serious issues. Taking time for these visits twice yearly is essential for keeping the smile underneath your mask strong, healthy, and attractive. Then, once the masks come off, you’ll be ready to face the world with renewed confidence.

To schedule a general cleaning or a cosmetic dentistry consultation at our Glendale office, please call us at 602-978-1790 today. Desert Smiles is located in Glendale. Our experienced dentist welcomes patients from Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, and all surrounding areas.

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