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3 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

Many Americans consider cosmetic work as a luxury. While this may be true of some procedures, it’s not typically that way with cosmetic dentistry. In fact, cosmetic dentistry can serve to improve your dental and overall health. If you have thought about getting cosmetic dentistry work done but haven’t yet taken the plunge, here are three reasons to consider an investment in your smile.

Better Oral Health

The reality is that crooked, uneven, or overlapping teeth are challenging to keep clean. Even with twice daily brushing and flossing, it’s nearly impossible to adequately remove the plaque and tartar that accumulates in the tiny spaces within misaligned and overcrowded teeth. As time goes by, the plaque and tartar may lead to multiple oral health problems— ranging from cavities and tooth abscesses to gum disease and mouth sores.

However, cosmetic dentistry serves to correct the size, shape, and placement of the teeth so that they are correctly aligned. When they are appropriately aligned, you can adequately brush and floss to remove all harmful plaque, bacteria, and tartar on your teeth. When you do this on a daily basis, you will experience improvements in your oral health.

Improved General Health

Several non-dental health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis, are linked to poor oral health. While there’s never a guarantee you won’t develop these health issues, you reduce the risk of experiencing them when you improve your oral health with cosmetic dentistry.

A Self-Confidence Boost

Believe it or not, changing the look of your smile, such as making it whiter or straightening your teeth, can do wonders for boosting your self-confidence. You won’t be embarrassed or afraid because you have missing or crooked teeth. Instead, your new smile will leave you feeling confident, proud, and comfortable. What’s even better is that the sudden increase in your self-confidence from cosmetic dentistry will help you in several aspects of your life from your social life to your professional career.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmetic Dentistry

Why Should You See a Cosmetic Dentist?

Cosmetic dentists are trained to effectively and safely provide a variety of treatments designed to enhance the appearance of your smile. Many times, these treatments also improve your dental or overall health as well. If you have missing teeth, you’re an adult looking for an alternative to braces, you feel that your teeth are crooked, or a cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Does Dental Insurance Coverage Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Insurance coverage and out-of-pocket expenses for cosmetic treatment vary. Sometimes, an insurance policy will cover a portion of the bill, and sometimes, it covers nothing at all. Our practice will work with you to provide several different treatment options in a range of budgets. We will also coordinate with your insurance provider if coverage is available. When you choose cosmetic dentistry treatments at our office, you will know all of your treatments, allowing you to choose the best  plan for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry at Maine Dentistry

At Maine Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. For many patients, it takes some form of cosmetic dentistry to achieve this goal. Our skilled dental providers are well-versed in all of our cosmetic dentistry options so we can give you the best smile possible.

Schedule an appointment today at one of our three locations to learn about which cosmetic dentistry options might be the best for you.

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