Add-On Services at Your Dental Office

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When you go to your dentist’s office at a place like Daniela Dental, you probably know about basic dental services like teeth cleaning, cavity filling, and more. However, you may want to try and get more out of your dental experience. Many dentist’s offices offer services that help you get the most out of your time there. Here are a few things.

Invisalign. Invisalign is a step up from the old-school clear braces. Though many braces treatments require you to see an orthodontist, some dentist’s offices will treat you with Invisalign in the office. Invisalign is a remarkably inconspicuous installation. It essentially covers your teeth in a film that pulls them back to a straighter alignment. If your teeth are severely crooked, you may need real braces instead. Invisalign can be more convenient and less painful, so you may want to ask your dentist about options if you decide you need straighter teeth.

Whitening. Basic teeth cleaning helps keep teeth whiter and can remove staining buildups from coffee, tea, and general tooth usage. However, not all teeth can be whitened by cleaning alone. The next step from there is the use of over-the-counter whitening products. There are toothpastes, mouthwashes, etc. that can make teeth remarkably white. Again, though, these may not be enough if you have particularly stubborn teeth. You can ask your dentist about in-office whitening procedures, which are stronger and more effective than those acquired over-the-counter. They may be more expensive, but you have the benefit of your dentist’s consultation. When you go to a dentist’s office like Daniela Dental, you can ask about whitening treatments.

Veneers. These are alternatives to whitening – veneers are coverings for teeth that tend to make them look whiter. They have the added benefit of protecting your teeth. They may be more expensive, but they’re durable and can really improve the look of your mouth. If you think you may be interested in veneers, then ask your dentist’s office if they might be right for you.

If you do get any of these options, be sure to ask your dentist about care and maintenance. There’s nothing worse than investing a lot of money in a procedure and then having everything go downhill because of improper care. When you invest in dental add-ons, you invest in your health and well-being. White teeth give you confidence to be your best self. They’re a great boost to your confidence before a job interview, etc. If you aren’t sure which would be best for you, be sure to ask your dentist which would likely work for you. You may also want to ask about emergency dentist services after an add-on from Daniela Dental, just in case you have any problems.

Remember, though, that your first line of treatment needs to be proper care for your teeth. Be sure they are cleaned and well-cared for before you jump right in to an add-on. Maintenance and touch-ups together can make a huge difference in the appearance and health of your teeth. Invest time and care, and you’ll be rewarded by an improvement in your teeth. Work with your dentist, and you won’t be disappointed.

Daniela Dental
6415 Babcock Rd. #105
San Antonio, Texas 78249
(210) 696-8050

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