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Why Has Cosmetic Dentistry Become So Popular?

November 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:03 pm
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Nowadays, everyone is searching for a quick-fix solution to change the way their hair, body, and smile look. While weight loss programs and hair dye have been around for decades, cosmetic dentistry has been growing in popularity recently, causing many people to ask, “Why?” If you have been thinking about ways to improve your aesthetics, read on to find out why so many individuals are turning to porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and other effective treatments to achieve dramatic results.

1.      Smiles Can Make or Break a First Impression

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. When meeting a potential employer, your future mother-in-law, or a blind date, your teeth and gums serve as a gateway that gives people an immediate insight into how you view and take care of yourself. If your smile appears sub-par, it may leave others feeling as if you are less friendly or do not care much about your overall appearance. But if you show off pearly whites that appear healthy and beautiful, you’ll not only feel better about yourself, but you’ll also come across as someone who believes in taking the time to properly care for your oral health.

2.      Cosmetic Dentistry is More Accessible

Apart from the fact that cosmetic dentistry is popular because of its ability to help you make a better first impression, it also is far more accessible these days. In the past, it seemed as if only Hollywood’s most famous were able to receive porcelain veneers or teeth whitening treatment. However, more and more dentists are now offering the same services at an affordable price! From veneers and metal-free restorations to teeth whitening and crown lengthening, it is now easier than ever to gain access to what was once believed to be an elite form of dentistry.

3.      It is Far More Affordable

In addition to its greater accessibility, it is also more affordable than people think. While it is true that most dental insurance companies do not cover the cost of cosmetic treatment, many dental professionals offer alternative ways to pay for this type of dental care. Whether it is in the form of an in-house dental savings plan or flexible financing through a third party like CareCredit, you can turn to other sources to help stay within your budget while working toward a new and improved smile.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the imperfections and hello to the potential for a newer, more beautiful appearance, consider the possibilities that can come from cosmetic dentistry.

About the Author
Dr. Megan Shelton completed her undergraduate degree at Wichita State University before earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Not only is she committed to growing and improving within the field of dentistry, but she is also committed to continuing education, completing hours each year. She and her team provide the highest caliber of dental care possible and are here to deliver outstanding results no matter the problems you experience with your smile. Offering cosmetic dental services, she can transform teeth and gums using proven solutions, each designed to improve your aesthetics. If you would like to learn more about the available cosmetic options, visit our website or call (760) 434-9800.

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