How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Smile?

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Smiling is contagious. It can instantly put you in a great mood. However, many people aren’t proud of their smiles. Whether crooked teeth or yellowing has you hiding your smile, there is good news! Cosmetic dentistry can help! Many people seek cosmetic dentistry to get a smile that they are proud to have. Whether you want your teeth straightened or whitened, cosmetic dentistry can help.

Smiles in Art

Many people have smiled in many famous pieces of art such as the Caravaggio’s Triumphant Eros or John Singer Sargent’s study for Miss Eleanor Brooks. Smiling and showing pleasant emotions has become more and more common in more modern art (and entertainment) today. Smiling shows that people are happy and that they can spread that happiness to those around them.

Smiles in Entertainment

Many famous people are so famous because they exude confidence, charisma, and of course, the perfect smile. Famous trademark smiles include the smiles of Madonna or Johnny Depp to name a couple. Smiles show that the person is confident, happy, and loves what they do. People get naturally drawn to other pleasant, happy people who can lift their mood simply with their smile.

Getting a Smile That You’re Proud to Have

No matter what your smile insecurities happen to include, the following are cosmetic dental treatments that can help give you something to smile about:

Teeth Whitening

Helps to whiten the teeth through professional treatments applied at your dentist’s office. Age, as well as dark-colored drinks such as tea, coffee, and even juices, can cause your teeth to turn yellow over time.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can help close gaps between teeth by bonding a tooth-like material to your already existing teeth to help make them look more uniform in size and appearance. If dental bonding doesn’t do enough for the damage that has gotten done to your teeth either dental veneers or porcelain crowns can help rebuild teeth to be more solid and sturdy and appear more robust.

Mouth Guards

Dentists can provide athletes with professionally fitted mouth guards to help protect their teeth during contact sports or other activities that carry a high risk of damaging a person’s oral health. They also make mouth guards for people who need them at night to combat grinding their teeth down or damaging them while they sleep.


A gingivectomy is a procedure that helps push the gums downwards to reveal the appropriate amount of tooth to provide the person with a more pleasing and “balanced” smile that shows both gum and tooth.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dental procedures that are available to help your teeth look better to give you a smile that you are proud to show. Just be aware that most insurance policies do not cover many cosmetic dental procedures and you will be responsible for the cost of the entire treatment.


At North Coast Dental Excellence, we offer a wide array of cosmetic dental procedures to help our patients find a smile that they are confident sharing with the world. Please feel free to contact us to set up your cosmetic dental procedure today.