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Most of us tend to take our teeth for granted. They are something that have been present for the majority of our lives. We make use of them on a daily basis to eat and they are simply another part of our bodies that we don’t pay all too much attention to. But the moment that you start experiencing dental pain, you can guarantee that they’ll dominate your every waking thought. If your teeth become damaged and start showing physical signs of wear and tear, they can also cause you insecurities on an aesthetic level. If you find yourself in either of these situations, it’s important that you know what dental help there is out there for you. Here are a few procedures that could drastically improve your overall quality of life.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are essentially artificial teeth that can be used to replace lost or severely damaged teeth. The dental implants themselves are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into your jaw bone, which dentists can then fix replacement teeth on top of. The placement into the jaw bone makes sure that they are stable and strong, and can cope with the pressure of biting and chewing food.

Whitening

If you take a look in any magazine, at any film or television show, or anywhere else that celebrities are splashed about, you’ll notice that they will generally have one thing in common – pearly white teeth. Now, you can generally achieve white teeth if you have cleaned your teeth well twice a day every day of your life. But if you have neglected your teeth, or your teeth just don’t have a naturally white tone, you can make use of whitening services. It’s important to only let your dentist whiten your teeth. There are plenty of over-the-counter whitening kits on sale, but these can be unreliable, giving patchy results that are then difficult to rectify. A dentist will give you perfect results first time round.

Straightening

Another desirable trait in teeth is straightness. But not all of us are born with the right genetics for straight teeth. The good news is that you can have a whole manner of different braces fitted to help straighten out the teeth that you have naturally. Teens are generally offered traditional train track braces, but if you want to avoid these, there are new options such as Invisalign, that straighten your teeth without the stand-out, silver tracks.

These are just a few different dental procedures that your own dentist will be able to carry out on you. So, consider your options and book in an appointment, where the professionals will be able to give you a little more detail about the procedures in relation to your own teeth!

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