Cosmetic Dentistry, the What and the Why

The definition of “beauty” changes over time. Looking at portraits from various times is proof enough. Men no longer wear tights and doubloons or powdered wigs. Women do not wear dresses with bustles or put on several fake moles to go out. Even more recently, styles and perceptions about what is considered attractive have changed drastically. Few people have not enjoyed the pleasure of looking through their parents’ high school yearbooks for some giggles.

A healthy, beautiful smile has never been out of style. At no point in history has it been the height of fashion or respectability to have bad teeth. Aside from numerable health risks, bad teeth are just not attractive. As dentistry evolves, there are more and faster ways to keep your teeth looking and feeling great.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a category of dental procedures that change the way the teeth look. A dentist qualified to perform those procedures has undertaken additional training and professional development beyond the regular, rigorous training required to become and remain a dentist. Dr. Brogdon is a cosmetic dentist and is highly qualified to perform cosmetic procedures that will benefit the appearance and health of your teeth.

Over the next few posts, we will talk about various procedures that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry that can do wonders to improve the look and the health of your smile:

  • teeth whitening
  • crowns
  • veneers
  • contouring

Visit our blog each week to find out more about each of these procedures, who should have them, how long it takes for them to be done and what to expect.


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