Preparing the Canvas: Why Oral Health Matters in Cosmetic Dentistry

February 23, 2024

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Patient smiling after cosmetic dentistry treatment

Enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry is an exciting opportunity, but achieving the desired results requires more than cosmetic procedures! Before diving into treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, or dental implants, it’s important to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. If you want to learn why you need good oral health for great cosmetic dentistry, continue reading.

Preventing Oral Issues

The first reason your dentist checks your mouth is because they don’t want any oral health problems going unnoticed. By finding and addressing issues like tooth decay or gum disease early on, you minimize the risk of complications that could arise after your transformation. This proactive approach ensures that you won’t need to have your results reversed to treat an issue in the future.

Setting up a Base

There’s a reason engineers don’t recommend building on top of sand. Imagine crafting a beautiful house only to have it collapse a few months later! In this way, your teeth and gums are the groundwork for any cosmetic enhancements. If there are unresolved issues such as cavities or periodontal disease, they can disrupt the outcome of cosmetic treatments.

Keeping Your Results Beautiful

Even with cosmetic enhancements, a smile with puffy red gums or discoloration due to tooth decay isn’t the best it can be looks-wise. Healthy, bright tooth enamel and pink gums will make your smile much more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, some cosmetic procedures like veneers will make it harder to treat the source of these flaws.

Showing Commitment to Your Outcome

Another reason your dentist won’t perform cosmetic treatments on unhealthy mouths is because they want to ensure your commitment. They want to see that you’re determined to keep up with your oral health routine so your results last for as long as possible. In this way, your dentist isn’t only looking out for your oral heath, but also your financial health. A healthy smile enhanced by cosmetic treatments will be far less costly to maintain over time.

A healthy mouth is the cornerstone of successful cosmetic dentistry. Before diving into your smile makeover, it’s important to prioritize your oral health through excellent oral hygiene. Regular dental checkups, professional cleanings, and necessary treatments will also help set the stage for your dazzling smile transformation. So, don’t delay! Call your dentist and ask for a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.

About the Practice

At Artistry Smile Center, Dr. Angela Courtney and Dr. Christy Cox have been helping their patients improve their smiles for decades. Whether it’s lifting you out of pain or enhancing the glow of your pearly whites, they use advanced dental technology to make it happen. Call (614) 451-7393 to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation or visit the website to browse a full menu of their services.

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