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How’s your smile?

If you are like most people, you try to keep your body in good health. You aim to eat right, exercise, and avoid factors known to cause illness and degeneration. Mostly you do this to extend your life and enhance the quality of your life, but it also feels good to look good. Looking our best is the way we show the world that we have our act together, and enjoy interacting with others. Cosmetic dentistry can help you feel better about  the image you project.

Do you want to improve your smile? Call our Greenville, SC dental practice at 864-235-3949 for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Carolina Oaks Dental Care would love to help you look and feel your best!

For the most part, maintaining our teeth is simple: brush, floss, and use a whitening rinse or toothpaste to stave off the stains that everyday foods leave on our enamel. Check that box, and then get on with your life. Consequently, there are many people out there who have no idea how much better they could look with the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.

Improve Your Quality of Life

Once a costly luxury, cosmetic dentistry is now a rich and varied field that offers a number of affordable services that can transform your smile into something you’ll want to show off. If you’ve ever noticed your smile in a photograph and been unhappily surprised by how you look, then this post is for you.

Improving your smile is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to instantly improve how others see you. Apart from the boost to your self-confidence, a new smile can bring you newfound joy. Numerous studies show that the acts of smiling and laughing, themselves, can improve your mood. When you have a smile you love, you’ll be feeling it and sharing it every chance you get!

Take the Test

Even if you are faithfully devoted to oral hygiene, the problem is that regular routines do not give us the chance to see our teeth as others do. Think about it; when you brush your teeth, you see your teeth under a layer of bubbly toothpaste, and probably think “my teeth look great!” But take away that snowy white foam, and you’ll see the edges, color, and details of your teeth more clearly. It’s not the same.

If you really want to see what your smile looks like, you have to step away from the mirror and record a short video of yourself. Try this: angle a camera at your mouth and record yourself reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, for example. Throw in a smile or big laugh every so often, as you might when relaxing with your friends. Watch the video to see what others see.

Common Complaints, Simple Solutions

As we age, life takes a toll on the appearance of our teeth. Not only do years of wine and coffee stains add up and yellow our enamel, but small cracks, chips, and drifting teeth can age your smile significantly. Most of us probably use toothpastes that claim to whiten, but the effects of store-bought products are limited. Even if your teeth are well maintained and cavity-free, you may not be happy with how your smile has changed since you were younger. Maybe you’ve always had something that bothers you about your smile, but didn’t know how easily it can be fixed.

Today there are several tools and treatments in cosmetic dentistry that can fix any number of complaints. Many are extremely affordable. See if any of these complaints apply to you:

  • dull, yellow, or dingy teeth
  • crooked, crowded smile
  • uneven arch, teeth that stick out
  • overly-pointed canines
  • gaps between teeth
  • teeth that look too small, gummy smile
  • chipped, or cracked teeth

If any of these sound familiar, we have solutions! At Carolina Oaks, Drs. Workman and Maxwell have the training and experience to offer dental bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic dentistry services that will give you back the confidence to smile and laugh freely with your family and friends. A smile makeover might be just what you need.

Ask for a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

If you are curious about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, contact us at and we’ll give you a no-stress consultation and an honest assessment. We want all our patients to look and feel great, and we offer treatments to suit every lifestyle. Some patients prefer subtle improvements, while other go for dramatic change. The big choices will ultimately be in your hands, but we’ll give you the facts, so you can make a decision for yourself.

Call our Greenville, SC dental practice at 864-235-3949 for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Come see what Carolina Oaks Dental Care can do for you!

Dr. Carpenter

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