Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. A healthy smile is important to your overall health, but a healthy, beautiful smile can have an enormous impact on your emotional wellbeing as well.
Health and Beauty Go Together
Many people think of cosmetic dentistry as being “extra.” But the truth is that the health and beauty of your teeth often go together. Healthy teeth are usually going to be bright, white, and shiny. That’s because smooth teeth are better protected against cavities, so you’re less likely to need fillings. Also, the whiteness comes from your tooth’s protective outer layer, the enamel. If this enamel thins, then you’ll see the dun colored middle of the tooth show through. That’s not healthy or beautiful!
This goes beyond your teeth. Dr. Pamela Marzban’s focus on Beauty, Balance, and Breath highlight an important connection here. A well-developed jaw with properly positioned teeth is attractive. It gives you an attractive profile as well as an attractive smile. But it’s also healthy. It helps you avoid jaw joint problems such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD). And it helps develop your airway so you can breathe properly all day long. This includes while you sleep–it helps you avoid sleep-disordered breathing like snoring and sleep apnea!
Beauty Is an Essential Function of Your Teeth
Plus, it’s an essential function of your teeth to be beautiful. Your smile is your brand–it’s an essential social and professional asset. Smiling is a critical social interaction, especially in American society.
Making sure your teeth can function as an attractive smile is just like making sure they can chew properly or help you speak clearly. A dentist who neglects this aspect of your oral health is leaving you dysfunctional teeth. And that’s just not good dentistry. Unfortunately, many dentists who aren’t cosmetic dentists are prepared to neglect this aspect of your teeth.
Beautiful Materials Are Better for You
If you do need repairs to your teeth, general dentists and cosmetic dentists might make different choices. A general dentist might recommend metal amalgam (silver) fillings and metal crowns. A cosmetic dentist is more likely to recommend tooth-colored fillings and ceramic crowns. These aren’t just more attractive–they can be better for your teeth. Metal amalgam can stress your teeth, and metal crowns can cause temperature sensitivity. Tooth-colored fillings are non-toxic, and ceramic crowns insulate your teeth properly.
You Have the Option of Cosmetic Dentistry
Another reason to choose a cosmetic dentist for general dentistry is that you will know where to go if you do want or need cosmetic dentistry. Why set yourself up to search for a second dentist when you could just work with one? You might not think that you’re going to want cosmetic dentistry now, but who know what the future might hold? If you chip a tooth and want bonding or a veneer on short notice, it’s good to know you’ll have someone who can help.
Looking for a Dentist in Northern Virginia?
You have several choices when it comes to selecting a dentist for your family. Any dentist can provide preventive dentistry. Choosing a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Marzban provides a one-stop shop for all of your dental needs, and helps ensure your smile is healthy and radiant for years to come. And she’s a local dentist, offering the highest quality, personal care for all her patients.
If you live in or around Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station, Virginia, and are looking for an experienced general and cosmetic dentist, please call 703-323-8200 or contact the office of Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule a consultation.