Can a cosmetic dentist also improve my oral health?

Do you believe a cosmetic dentist only cares about aesthetics? At Harley Street Dental Clinic we are keen to point out that this is not the case – whilst cosmetic dental treatment focuses primarily on the appearance of your smile, in many cases treatments will also improve your overall oral health.

Health benefits of visiting a cosmetic dentist

hsdc-cosmetic-dentistryHarley Street Dental Clinic’s collection of dental experts can treat aesthetic and general oral health concerns large and small. One of the most obvious general health benefits of treatment from a cosmetic dentist is the affect a beautiful smile can have on your self-esteem. Having a smile that you are keen to show off helps to improve self-confidence, as well as having a positive impact on day-to-day business and personal interactions.

Straighter teeth are healthier teeth

Aesthetic orthodontic treatment is one of the most popular requests made of a cosmetic dentist. Straightening your teeth also has additional health benefits, because straighter teeth are easier to keep clean at home. With fewer gaps for food particles and bacteria to build up in, straighter teeth can lessen your chances of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath – with a good home care routine and regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, of course.

At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer a number of discreet ways to improve the alignment of your teeth, including tooth-coloured braces and removable clear aligners. Your cosmetic dentist can recommend which options will fit best with your lifestyle and your clinical or aesthetic needs.

Restorations that help to keep teeth healthy

Teeth that are chipped, cracked or otherwise broken should always be mended quickly. Even small cracks can enable bacteria to get into your root canal system, causing infection and necessitating root canal treatment. A cosmetic dentist can use composite bonding techniques, crowns, onlays, inlays or white fillings to restore damaged teeth.