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A Date with Dentistry: Quick Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Before that Upcoming Dinner Date

by Brett Clark

If you have an upcoming first dinner date but are less than satisfied with the quality of your smile, you might be considering canceling. Don't do it. There is hope. For starters, a recent survey by the Oral Health Foundation for National Smile Month, revealed that most respondents value personality over a smile. This means that whatever dental doubts you might have about your smile, your personality will probably shine through anyway. 

What's more, only around 10 percent of men and women have excellent oral health. Your date probably has dental worries of their own. 

However, there are several quick cosmetic dental treatment options available if you would rather dazzle with both your smile and personality. Whether you have just chipped a tooth, or you are unhappy with the colour of your teeth, there are several one-visit cosmetic dental options to choose from. 

Bonding for Gaps and Chipped Teeth

If you have recently chipped a tooth, or have a gap that you would like filled, then dental bonding is the quick-fix you need. Using a tooth-coloured resin, your dentist will fill in gaps and repair chipped or decayed teeth so you can smile with confidence. This procedure takes up to an hour and its effects can last years. 

Bleaching for Discoloured Teeth

If a glance in the mirror has you cringing at the thought of your date seeing your yellow smile, an in-office bleaching session is just the thing for you. The procedure also takes up to an hour and will leave you with a brighter, more appealing smile so you can woo your date whilst maintaining your dental dignity. 

You can bleach your teeth at home, but you probably don't have two to four weeks before your dinner date, so in-house bleaching is the way to go. 

Contouring and Reshaping for Irregularly Shaped Teeth

If you have crooked teeth, irregularly shaped teeth or even a chipped tooth, then this is the procedure you need. After taking an X-ray of your teeth, your cosmetic dentist will then polish off enough tooth enamel to effectively reshape your tooth or teeth into a more pleasing form, one that matches the rest of your teeth. In about 30 minutes, your smile could be ready for your upcoming dinner date. 

You needn't cancel that first date on account of your teeth. Get in touch with a cosmetic dentist and book an appointment so you can relax and focus on getting to know your date instead of worrying about your smile.