Happy New Year! We wish you and yours a truly wonderful 2021. Whether you’re making final plans for your resolution or aren’t the resolution type, we hope you’ll consider improving your smile this year. The benefits of prioritizing your smile will go well beyond this calendar year. For many people, the best part is that they could see a dramatic change after just one day. Not many resolutions can top that!

Take a look at the top five reasons you should improve your smile this year. When you’re ready to start on your 2021 smile, call us at 732-945-5343.

1. You will feel confident.

Over the decades, we’ve had patient after patient come in who would look down when they spoke, cover their mouths, talk softly, or intentionally not smile because they had basically trained themselves not to. Some didn’t even realize were doing this, they were so used to it.

When you are embarrassed about your teeth, it has a major impact on your confidence. Wouldn’t you like to not think about controlling who and when you talk or whether you should show your teeth when you smile in a video or photo?

When you are confident about your smile, you are free to be yourself. You are free to walk up and start a conversation with someone. You are free to laugh and talk when you’re introduced to someone. You are free to show your teeth in a photo you post online.

Feeling good about your appearance transfers to many other areas of your life. We have heard firsthand how patients have improved their social, professional, and even romantic lives all by making a change to their smiles.

Is your smile conveying confidence? Does your smile make you look friendly and approachable? It is possible to change it for the better if not.

2. You will look younger.

Certain smile adjustments can make a big difference in whether you look 10 years older than you are or 10 years younger. That’s not an exaggeration. Take a look at these before and after photos of people who have whitened their teeth. Who looks younger? Or what about these photos of people who replaced missing or failing teeth with dental implants?

Yellowed, stained teeth are signs of aging. So are worn and missing teeth. That’s why most celebrities value beautiful white teeth. It’s an easy way to keep their smiles looking youthful.

If you want to see how to restore your youthful lustrous smile, ask us the best way. Improving your smile might be as easy as coming in and leaving with a $99 Whitening for Life kit that will keep your teeth perpetually white.

3. You will save money with preventive care.

Being proactive about your health – general or dental – is the best way to save money on care. It’s like a car – keep up with regular oil changes and maintenance, and your costs for repair will be less expensive and more predictable.

If you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, you aren’t spending much money at all to keep your teeth free from cavities, tooth infection, and gum disease. These things are preventable. Not everyone is doomed to have bad oral health.

Coming in twice a year for checkups is another important yet affordable aspect of smile maintenance. We’ll get any remaining plaque and tartar off your teeth, so you’ll be good to go for another six months. If you do this and brush and floss regularly, there’s a high likelihood that you will not have any preventable dental problems. If we do find any during your routine exams, they should still be small enough to treat in the most conservative, most affordable way possible.

Keeping up with your smile care at home and at the dentist can save you literally thousands of dollars worth of dental work over the years. It can also save your teeth.

We could all benefit from keeping a little extra money in our pockets. Even if you need dental work done to get you to a place of maintenance, we are here to help you without judgment. And we will work with your budget to make sure a healthy smile is accessible to you.

4. You will have peace about your oral health.

Have you ever put off a health issue and couldn’t stop thinking about it until you went to the doctor? The same is true with your oral health. If you get problems taken care of, you can have peace of mind. And if you keep up with your oral health care at home, you can feel reassured that you are doing what you need to to prevent dental problems.

No one wants to suffer through a tooth infection. Tooth loss can be traumatic on a daily basis, too. If you think you have dental problems festering or haven’t been to the dentist for a while, we will be more than happy to welcome you into our office. We will work with you until you have a clean bill of oral health. You can have peace of mind about your smile. You can also have peace of mind about your visits to our office. You don’t have to be afraid with:

  • Our kind, nonjudgmental team who will not make you feel rushed or guilty
  • Our technology that makes your care more comfortable and faster
  • Our expert numbing techniques and medication options that relieve dental anxiety
  • Our warm, inviting office environment with aromatherapy
  • Comforting amenities to enjoy, like Shiatsu chair massagers, blankets, pillows, movie glasses, and noise-canceling headphones

5. You can prevent overall health problems.

Many people do not know how intricately oral health and overall health are connected or how much dental solutions can be solutions for health conditions. For example:

  • Preventing or treating gum disease may reduce your risk of systemic issues like diabetes and inflammation and infection elsewhere.
  • Getting a root canal or extraction for an infected tooth can keep that infection from traveling through your body.
  • Treating TMJ dysfunction can relieve your migraines.
  • Treating sleep disorders like sleep apnea can reduce your risk of depression, chronic daytime fatigue, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack.

You can start small or big when it comes to improving your smile. Ask us how to help. To schedule your visit, call Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC today at 732-945-5343 or schedule online.

Here’s to your best, most confident smile!