01 Jul 2021

Is Your Smile Ready For Summer? Four Tips For Bright Smiles

Summer is in full swing, which means a season jam-packed with weddings, reunions, and family vacations. Don’t you want your smile to look beautiful in all the photos? Dr. William V. Carlo is a dentist in Mission Valley who is here to help patients in the San Diego, California area look and feel their best with bright, beautiful smiles for photo season!

Restoring a dull or discolored smile

If you want your smile to shine as bright as the sun but are dealing with permanent staining or discoloration, it may be time to talk to a dentist about cosmetic dentistry options. Obtaining a beautiful, bright smile that is ready for summertime fun starts with a consultation appointment with Dr. William V. Carlo. During this time, our dentist will evaluate the smile and listen to you regarding your desires to obtain a more attractive smile. Then, recommendations may be made. Below are just a few of the tips that may be suggested by our team in enhancing the brightness and beauty of the smile!

  • Brighten the smile with professional-grade whitening in Mission Valley. First and foremost, many patients turn to professional whitening treatments available with Dr. William V. Carlo. While there are a wide array of over-the-counter whitening products in the local drugstore aisles, many of these do not provide the dramatic results patients desire. Professional whitening options are available to lighten the teeth and pull stains and discoloration from deep within the enamel for a whiter, brighter smile!
  • Cover imperfections with dental veneers in Mission Valley. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are fabricated to cover imperfections of the teeth near the front of the smile. They are bonded on the front and disguise common issues such as gaps between the teeth, misaligned teeth, or permanently stained teeth.
  • Take good care of the smile at home. Dullness and discoloration can also be caused by poor oral hygiene habits between dental visits. While our dental hygienists at the office can help clean the teeth, patients are responsible for everyday care of the smile at home. This includes routine brushing and flossing, as well as visits to the dentist every six months for a full evaluation and prophylaxis (dental cleaning). Patients can also ask about fluoride treatment in Mission Valley to offer an extra step of protection for the smile.
  • Replace old fillings with composite resin. Old fillings, such as metal or silver amalgam fillings, are often highly noticeable in the smile. Many patients feel self-conscious about how prominent they can be, especially if they are near the front of the mouth. Dr. William V. Carlo finds that many patients will benefit from the removal and replacement of fillings with materials such as composite resin. Composite resin is the material also used in dental bonding to fix imperfections of the smile and cover problem areas in a similar manner as porcelain veneers. Composite resin fillings are tooth-colored, allowing them to blend in with the natural tooth enamel and be difficult to discern from healthy tooth structure

What treatments are right for me?

Patients in the community interested in cosmetic services to brighten the smile and enhance its appearance will need to have an evaluation performed at our clinic to determine which treatments are most appropriate for a patient’s desires. There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to the smile makeover, and we can offer customized solutions for each individual who visits our practice.

Please schedule an appointment with Dr. William V. Carlo and his team today!

If you live in the area of San Diego, California, we welcome you to call our practice and book an appointment with Dr. William V. Carlo. His facility is here to help new and established patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles—especially for summertime fun! Call (619) 285-0950 today to request your appointment and work with our team of professionals. Our office is located at 3330 3rd Avenue, Suite 200, and accepts new patients.

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