Whether you’re headed back for your first year of high school or your last year of college, it’s always important to make sure you’re well-prepared to succeed. There’s still time to head to the dentist before class starts, so you can put your best smile forward! Go to your appointment with a list of your concerns, and your cosmetic dentist can develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. You might be interested in teeth whitening, for example, or perhaps you’re considering porcelain veneers. Your dentist can even help you manage your migraine symptoms, which will help you stay focused on your studies.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that’s well-suited to the back-to-school crowd, since great results can be achieved with just one visit and there’s no downtime required. You’ve undoubtedly noticed over-the-counter teeth whitening toothpastes and strips available at any supermarket or pharmacy. But the problem with these is that they’re not very effective. It would take a long time to see any results, and when you’re getting ready to go back to school, you need dramatic results you can feel confident in.
Another perk of going to a dentist’s office for teeth whitening is that your dentist will take special measures to protect your sensitive gum tissues during the treatment. This level of care isn’t possible with OTC products. Plus, your dentist can use laser-activated, professional-grade materials that will brighten your smile quickly and safely.
Sometimes, teeth whitening isn’t enough to give you that beautiful smile you want when heading back to class. If you have chipped or misshapen teeth, or gaps between your teeth, then you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers will also camouflage any stubborn stains. If you do get veneers, your dentist will first prepare your teeth. Then, he’ll securely bond a wafer-thin veneer to front side of each tooth to be treated. The veneers look indistinguishable from natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have them. All your classmates will notice is your beautiful, friendly smile.
It’s been said that 80 percent of success is just showing up. There’s no question that attendance is crucial to success in school. Each time you miss a class, you miss out on information that you can’t adequately compensate for by looking over someone else’s notes. But if you have migraines, showing up to class every day can be tough. Migraines aren’t like other headaches—they can be downright debilitating.
Did you know that your dentist can help you manage your migraines? It’s because migraines can be triggered by a problem with the trigeminal nerve. If you clench and grind your teeth at night, you’re more likely to wake up with a migraine. Your dentist can put a stop to that by fitting you with an NTI tension suppression system, which is a custom-fitted nightguard that prevents nighttime clenching and grinding.
Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are specially trained to create nightguards to treat migraines. You’ll also find a complete menu of cosmetic dentistry services at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in Suffolk County. Call us today at 631-296-0570 to plan your back-to-school smile makeover!
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