Your Total Makeover Checklist

25 Jan 2018 by  admin in Whitening

It’s a brand new year. Put the past behind you, and move forward because you deserve to be happy, healthy, and self-confident. What better way to accomplish all three than with a total makeover? Your makeover checklist may include your smile, hair, and wardrobe, but you could also extend it to include your home and your lifestyle if you wish.

Make over your smile

Want to take better care of your health and improve your appearance? A smile makeover can accomplish both! First, visit your dentist for a checkup and talk about the aspects of your smile that make you unhappy. Your cosmetic dentist can put together a customized makeover plan just for you. If you have any oral health issues, such as cavities or gingivitis, then you should take care of these problems first.

Then, treat your healthy smile to a teeth whitening session. If you have intrinsic stains that won’t respond to teeth whitening, perhaps it’s time to consider porcelain veneers. Invisalign is a perfect solution for people who are troubled by imperfectly aligned teeth, and you can get great results in less time than you think.

If you’re missing one or two pearly whites, your cosmetic dentist may recommend dental implants. These are indistinguishable from the real deal, and unlike dentures, they are permanently anchored into your jaw.

Make over your style

Now that you’ve made over your smile, consider a change in style. Get together with your favorite hairstylist to talk color and length. If you aren’t interested in something as dramatic as a pixie cut, consider a longish bob instead. You can also take some baby steps with your hair color if you wish. Try some highlights or low-lights, or do a total dye job that’s within two shades of your natural color.

Consider changing up your makeup too. Some women make the mistake of using more makeup as they grow older, when they should actually be using less. Using a cakey foundation can make lines and wrinkles more visible. Instead, try a primer, followed by a light application of mineral-based makeup. Try a bolder lipstick too. A vibrant red or dark plum will contrast nicely with your brilliantly white smile.

Make over your home

What don’t you like about your home? Maybe it’s lacking storage space, maybe the wall color is boring, or maybe you’re just tired of the “sameness” of your space. Instead of going out to a big box store, consider browsing some flea markets, consignment shops, and antique stores. With the treasures you can find in these places, you can assemble a look that is uniquely your own. Check online for creative upcycling ideas, and make your home your masterpiece.

Start your total makeover with a visit to Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. We’ve got everything you need to achieve a brilliant, healthy smile, including teeth whitening, dental implants, Invisalign, and even gum reconstruction! Call our Suffolk County, Long Island cosmetic dentists at 631-296-0570 today to request your consult with Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot!

More “Total Makeover” Resources:

  1. Shape, Beauty Tips: Do-It-Yourself Makeovers, https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/beauty-tips-do-it-yourself-makeovers
  2. Mouth Healthy, Whitening: 5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile, https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening
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