June 21, 2017
We hope you’re enjoying the warm, fresh air of summertime! Our Salem, OR dental office has been seeing a steady stream of patients who want to improve their smile for a special summer event but may not have the time or money for complicated, expensive treatments.
Today’s blog is for you if you’d like some ideas for simple ways to achieve a prettier smile without breaking the bank or disrupting your schedule with multiple dental appointments.
Here are three simple procedures that beautify your smile so you can step out into the social season in style!
Up until the last couple of decades, the most common way to treat a cavity or decayed tooth was with amalgam fillings. This is just a fancy way to say metal fillings, since amalgam is a combination of different types of metal.
For the most part, if you’ve ever had a dental filling, it’s probably silver. If it is, you’ve probably had to deal with the unsightly dark metal peeking out from the side when you smile. But you don’t have to deal with it anymore with help from Dr. Hanson at Oregon Smile Care Center!
An easy way to improve your smile is by replacing old metal fillings with white fillings in our Salem dental office. Even though the FDA insists that amalgam fillings don’t contain harmful levels of mercury, some patients still prefer white fillings either because of an allergy to metal or because want a more natural option.
White fillings blend in nicely with the rest of your teeth, giving you a prettier smile with ease!
If you asked most people if they were happy with the color of their teeth, they’d probably say no. It’s not because so many of us walk around with really bad stains. It’s just that it can be so hard to fight the staining that just sort of happens as we get older. Some of it is due to food and drinks like pasta sauce or coffee. For others it’s because of certain medications, or genetics, or smoking.
The point is, some of it is within our control, but some of it isn’t. So professional teeth whitening can work wonders for your smile. It can make you look years younger, and brightening your smile even a few shades can make all the difference!
Oregon Smile Care Center offers options in teeth whitening you can do here in our Salem office or in the convenience of your own home. It’s that simple!
You can get the look similar to dental veneers with much less cost and time with a procedure known as tooth bonding at Oregon Smile Care Center. It’s a fairly simple, painless way to cover minor damage to your teeth such as cracks or chips. It can also correct gaps in your smile.
Tooth bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin that’s bonded to your tooth, then shaped and polished for a brighter, more attractive and balanced smile. It can make a big difference without hurting your wallet or your schedule.
You can have a prettier smile more quickly and easily than you probably ever thought. The first step is calling our Salem dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanson to find out which procedures or treatments would be right for you. We’ll take the time to talk to you about your smile goals and help you figure out the right solution to fit your needs and budget.