Important Steps to Achieve a Great Smile

Have you been cycling the phrase, “A new year, a new you,” around in your mind lately, since we are rapidly approaching a brand new year? Has your first thought always immediately been about your smile and its appearance? If the answer is yes, then you may be in need of suggestions from our Lake Forest, IL team regarding simple steps you can take to get closer to receiving essential cosmetic dentistry! Good news: We offer a unique approach that will help you truly feel like an even better version of yourself in 2019!

What Does Artistic Smile Design Entail?

An artistic dentist works closely with his or her patients to ensure that each of their concerns is addressed, and that the resulting enhancements are beautiful, but just as importantly natural-looking. After all, who wants artificial-looking teeth?

In order to create a seamless smile, the dentist may need to combine treatments, such as whitening all the teeth first, then applying porcelain veneers to a few that are disproportional or oddly shaped. And some patients may need more extensive treatment, such as a gum lift. In this case a cosmetic dentist may work closely with an oral surgeon, to design the improved gumline.

When deciding what treatment or which combination of procedures is right for you, make sure your cosmetic dentist knows which issues are causing you embarrassment, as well as what your dream smile looks like. While you might offer a celebrity’s smile as an example of what you want, a skilled, artistic dentist will help bridge the gap between that inspiration and the way your smile is naturally structured, so that you have a one-of-a-kind enhancement that accents your natural beauty, rather than detracting from it.

Smiling is important

We do it every single day whether we notice or not. Your smile can affect the way others perceive you, improve your relationships with colleagues, neighbors, and friends, and even attract career opportunities. If you smile less than you should, you are missing out! Not only does smiling impact interpersonal relationships, it is actually good for you. There are many psychological and health benefits to smiling frequently. Our staff has listed some interesting smile facts below.

    • Smiling is the universal language of friendliness. Across the globe, a smile indicates approachability and acceptance.
    • A researcher in California identified 19 different types of smiles.
    • Smiling relieves stress and anxiety by releasing endorphins. These neurotransmitters relieve pain and boost your mood.
    • Psychologists recommend forcing a smile even if you’re feeling angry or upset because it will instantly improve your disposition.
    • Smiling boosts your immune system and improves overall health. People who smile frequently are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
  • It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. Smiling requires less effort!
  • Smiling can benefit your career. People who smile often at work are more likely to receive promotions.
  • Over 99% of Americans believe a smile is important to social interaction.
  • 70% of people in the United States believe that an unattractive smile can hinder your personal and professional success.

Call Our Team

We know that you may not know what you need for your particular smile concerns. You just know that you definitely have some concerns. What to do about this issue, you wonder? Are you supposed to sit down, review the different cosmetic dentistry treatments that we offer online, match up symptoms, and determine which is likely your best bet? As far as our team is concerned, the answer is: Not at all. We would simply like to see you. We want you to understand that we practice with artistic smile design, which means we’re not providing you with stock solutions. Instead, we are going to take a wholly unique approach to determining treatments that we will fully customize to suit your smile improvement needs. All it takes to get started is a visit.

Realize That It’s Worth It

You may pick up the phone to call us to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. However, you suddenly pause, wondering: Is this really worth it? Won’t I be able to get through life just fine if I do my best to accept my smile as it is? The answer is usually no. You are already interested in improving your smile for some particular reason. Maybe it’s taking a toll on your self-confidence. Maybe you have a sneaking suspicion you need more than just cosmetic care and that part of achieving a “new smile” will include some work on your oral health, too. Having a smile that is healthy and that is a feature that makes you proud is actually extremely significant. It affects your health, the way you feel, and your emotions. Why not be your best self?

Enjoy Your Beautifully Improved Smile In The New Year

Come in for smile care treatments that provide you with amazing improvements in the new year! Feel free to schedule a visit with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago and the surrounding communities.

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