Hey, my name is Shelly Katalgo. My love for sedation dentistry started in high school. My best friend had a severe fear of going to the dentist and I wanted to help her feel better about it. Although I always enjoyed my dental visits, I felt bad that she struggled so much with going to hers. My parents taught me about sedation dentistry and I instantly dreamed of becoming a dental professional. I wanted to help kids like my friend stay fear free throughout their appointments by using gentle techniques and professional medications. Although I opted to follow a different career path, my passion for dentistry remained throughout the years. I will update my site with developments in this industry as soon as they are reported. I will also discuss the benefits of sedation dentistry in detail. Thanks for visiting. I hope you come back soon.
Do you feel like your smile is substandard? Are you wanting a better appearance so you can have the confidence to go after a promotion or look for a better job? While it may not be universally true, hiring decisions are often based on appearance. If you don't look the part, you're less likely to get the position that you want. Fortunately, you don't have to settle with your current appearance. There are many things you can do to get a better smile and build the confidence that you need to go after that better job for yourself. Some things to talk to your dentist about include:
Whitening: One of the most obvious steps you can do is that of teeth whitening. This is especially true if you drink a lot of coffee and tea, which make your teeth yellower than they would be otherwise. Fortunately, teeth whitening is a fairly simple and noninvasive step that you can take to get a better smile. Even if your teeth are never perfectly white, having them whiter than they were before is a step in the right direction and will give you a better-looking smile with a minimum investment of time and money.
Straightening: You're never too old to ask your dentist about straighter teeth. While traditional braces may be "for kids" in some people's minds, straighter teeth are for everyone. You also don't have to get the traditional metal braces that teens and young adults get. There are many other options for straightening which will go unnoticed by your coworkers, family, and friends. You shouldn't be surprised if they comment on there being something different about you without really knowing why they think that your appearance has changed.
Implants or bridges: If you're missing any of your front teeth, implants or bridges are the way to replace those missing teeth and to get a better smile. Whether you're getting a dental implant or a bridge, you shouldn't take this step until after you've gone through whatever teeth whitening process you and your dentist have discussed. Doing so will allow your dentist to match the color of the artificial tooth or teeth with your natural teeth, allowing them to blend in better. If you get the implant or bridge before the whitening, you could be stuck with a section of teeth that is a conspicuously yellower shade than your other teeth, making your smile look more artificial. You can always have new teeth made, but you will save money by having the whitening done first.