I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit obsessed with nice teeth. It’s always the first thing I notice on a person, and it immediately draws me to keep looking as they speak (yes, I probably look really odd), but even more so, I’m drawn to those gorgeous pearly whites that all the stars seem to have.
They’re so perfect, that I almost want to look away when I see them drink a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine, because I think they’re going to stain those gorgeous teeth, even though I know it’s not actually the case.
The thing with those teeth is, though, they’re clearly not natural, but they’re still gorgeous and drive me crazy with envy when I see them.
Getting teeth like that is certainly not cheap, and they’re mostly the result of some serious cosmetic dental work, and we all know that comes with a very high price tag.
Although some dental insurance plans will cover cosmetic work to a degree, most won’t, and even the ones who do, won’t really offer much.
Don’t panic, though: you can still have the beautiful Hollywood smile you dream of without going bankrupt by following these simple hacks.
Obviously, the top one would be making sure you take great care of your teeth in the first place by brushing three times per day after meals, maintain a healthy diet, make sure you’re flossing and using a good quality anti-bacterial mouthwash to keep your teeth and gums nice and healthy.
You should also make sure you’re going for regular dental check-ups every six months or so, although nothing may be wrong with your teeth, the whole point of going for check ups is to make sure that any problems are detected early enough so as not to result in hefty dental bills.
Be open and honest with your dentist about your desire for a pearly white smile. I guarantee it’s not the first or last time they’ll hear it, so speak with them about what options are available to you, and you might be pleasantly surprised to see how they can help you.
For example, many dentists will advise you on what kind of bleaching is safe, and will usually have some kind payment option where you can make installments to pay for it. Bleaching in itself is painless, and depending on the type you go for, the results and amount of times you require bleaching will vary.
If you want to go a step further, you can also talk to your dentist about things like braces and even veneers or crowns. Again, don’t be shy about speaking to them, because they have solutions there, but they’re not likely to offer you them unless they either feel it’s essential to your dental and overall health, or if you specifically request it.
Places like https://www.sfdental.com and many others will happily advise their patients on the various options they have to help them imrove their smile.
Nowadays with more advanced technology available, long term dental fixes don’t require anywhere near the invasive or obvious things they once did. If you want to just straighten up your teeth for your wedding, you can consider invisible braces, which will do the job and no one will be any wiser about what you have in your mouth.