Smiling is a universal gesture, so loving our own smile is important. You should have the chance to enjoy a confident, bright smile. However, one of the ways to get that confidence is a nightmare for some: the dentist. This shouldn’t be the case! The dentist provides a pleasant experience with gentle improvements to your already great set of pearly whites. Between deep cleanings, regular checkups, and teeth whitening, Arkansas Family Dental in Little Rock strives to promote healthy, bright smiles.
Anxiety Keeping You from a Confident Bright Smile?
With the use of nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” dentists can easily alleviate any anxiety you have. The gas relaxes patients when undergoing certain procedures. It does not put you to sleep, but reduces anxiety and numbs any pain you may endure.
Since the gas does not render you unconscious, you can communicate with your dentist. Communication will help you remain aware of all steps they are taking when working on your bright, confident smile! It’s the best of both worlds: little to no anxiety and open communication about what’s happening while it’s happening.
Teeth Straightening & Teeth Whitening for a Confident Bright Smile
Oral health is important and needs to be addressed at least every six months. That doesn’t mean you should do it alone. The idea of someone poking and prodding your mouth may seem scary. However, the effects of straightening your teeth at home are scarier. Taking matters into your own hands instead of consulting a professional can lead to some dangerous outcomes. Some of these outcomes include:
- Gum damage and recession
- Tooth loss
All these dangers come from DIY and/or at-home treatments. You wouldn’t try to heal a broken bone without a doctor, why try the same with your teeth? The dentists at Arkansas Family Dental are willing to help you, and we have recommendations on how to produce the confident, bright smile you so desire.
Teeth Straightening Like a Pro with Invisalign
Invisalign is meant to align moderately crooked teeth. The Invisalign is more discreet than braces and should be worn 22-24 hours of the day. This method of teeth straightening is also minimally invasive, with no tightening of brackets— meaning fewer mandatory in-office visits.
The complexity of your orthodontic issues may also affect how quickly Invisalign works for you. It may take longer for this treatment to work if you’re dealing with more complex spacing or bite issues. Although Invisalign aligners may not be completely invisible, these clear coverings fit tightly over your teeth making them much less noticeable and comfortable than the brackets and wires of traditional braces.
The cost is relatively low at $4,774, though some insurances can cover a portion of this cost.
Lucky for you, Arkansas Family Dental offers a “Brighten Teeth for Life” program meant to provide its customers with pearly whites for the entirety of their time with the company. With this program, our top priority is to make you feel comfortable, calm, and confident in your bright smile!
We have in-office Zoom whitening meaning you can literally walk in on your lunch break and walk out with whiter teeth during the same break time! The complete procedure takes less than an hour. Your teeth, lips, and gums will be prepared before the whitening gel and zoom light is placed to penetrate the discoloration revealing a bright, confident smile all during a short sitting in the dental chair! For optimal results, we’d recommend a dental cleaning appointment shortly before scheduling your zoom appointment.
We want you to walk into our office with the feeling that you’re family, and we’ll do what we can to make you feel even more confident walking out. Through our tooth whitening treatments, you can expect professionals who want to see you leave happier and healthier than you when you walked in. We provide information on how to take care of your teeth after they’ve been whitened, and how to keep up the teeth whitening.
As mentioned above, taking matters into your own hands could lead to enamel and gum damage, along with tooth loss or infection. While we want you to continue the upkeep of whitening, that’s after you’ve already seen a professional!
Chipped Tooth Dampening Your Confident Bright Smile?
While we know that some people have had bad experiences with dentists, we urge you to seek help if you’ve chipped your tooth.
Delaying a chipped tooth fix can lead to:
- Increased pain
- Loss of protective enamel shield
- Formation of cavities
- Risk of additional damages
If any of these happen after the tooth has been chipped, it could lead to a visit that could have been otherwise painless. Each of these risks could result in the loss of said tooth if you don’t visit the dentist soon enough! Dentists are here to help, strengthen, and benefit you, not to hurt you.
Botox & Fillers
Cosmetic dentists understand the anatomy and function of every part of your face, from your forehead to your lower jaw, including the extensive facial nerve networks. With this knowledge, your dentist can effectively administer Botox and fillers in the correct locations to treat many conditions, including temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. As well as to address beauty concerns such as aging, uneven lips or smiles, gummy smiles, frown lines, etc., without worry about complications.
A bright, confident smile is something everyone wants, and at Arkansas Family Dentistry we can provide it! We specifically have a fluoride treatment that takes a few minutes to apply and supports healthy mouths and teeth.
Studies have shown that children who receive fluoride treatments early on are less likely to get cavities later in life. This also means less dental work, leading to fewer visits to the dentists! If you stay on top of your tooth health, then the dentists’ visits end up being painless and maybe even fun. A squeaky, clean mouth means a confident, bright smile!
We’re Happy to Help & Give You Peace of Mind
At Arkansas Family Dental, we care for you like you are family. Our top priority is your health, and the offerings we provide, like teeth whitening and education on oral health, have always been our goal. So sit back, relax, and allow us to provide you with the confidence to smile big.