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Make 2018 the Year of Loving Your Smile

For anyone who has covered their mouth when they laugh, for the countless number of people who keep their lips tightly closed when a person holding a camera requests a declaration of cheese, this year is yours. You have gone through enough of your life feeling like your smile was lacking or not where you want it to be, and in 2018, it’s time to make a change.

At Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio, we already love your smile as it is (as long as it’s healthy and not causing you any discomfort, that is). We know your smile is—like you—simply stunning, but we want you to know that as well. In order to help you take make this year the one where you love your smile and feel great about showing it, we’ve compiled a list of things to complete to make this happen. Loving your smile is not an overnight feat, and might not even be completed in weeks or months, but Dr. Mojgan Mazhari is the Alexandria dentist you can trust to guide you in the process. Contact our dental clinic to get the best in dental cleanings, checkups, cosmetic dentistry, and everything in between! In the meantime, check out some tips on making this the year you finally not only accept, but truly love your smile.

Commit to flossing more.

One of the most important aspects of feeling confident about your smile should always boil down to health. It might sound overly practical, but being healthy should always be considered the foundation—if not the foundation—for beauty. And although we’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: flossing is one of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy smile. If there’s one thing you can do in 2018 that will make a substantial impact on your health and smile as a whole, it’s making flossing a habit.

We know, we know—you’re getting ready for bed, you’re exhausted, and the last thing you want to do is start poking and prodding at your gums. But even just committing to flossing two or three times a week is better than none at all. Start small, and see the difference that a healthier smile can make.

Explore cosmetic dentistry options.

Oftentimes, a feeling of discontent with one’s smile boils down to some detail that can’t be fixed as easily as removing the spinach from your teeth after a delicious salad. Whether this looks like irregularities in teeth alignment, chipped or broken teeth, or any stains or yellowing that exist on the enamel, this can absolutely affect how you feel about your smile. Sometimes these insecurities can carry over from childhood—insensitive (or downright mean) comments can absolutely last, and impact how you feel about your smile today.

If you have something about your smile that you consider glaring and conspicuous, looking into cosmetic dentistry might be a great option to explore. The cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio are extraordinarily comprehensive. More often than not, the only one who notices certain dental irregularities is you, but you are the one who deserves to feel happy and confident in your smile. Talk with our dentists about getting porcelain veneers, or discuss how dental crowns or dental bridges might make a difference for you.

Schedule a teeth whitening session.

One of the best ways to feel improvement in your smile is to undergo a procedure with visible and fast results. Scheduling a teeth whitening session is an excellent way to get started, and our dentists would be more than happy to help. Part of what makes this procedure so excellent is its flexibility—you can come to our dental clinic to get professional teeth whitening, or you can opt for teeth whitening in your own home. With our Opalescence Take Home Whitening, you’ll have a brief consultation with dentist Dr. Mazhari, then receive a take-home kit where you can relax and get teeth whitening done in the comfort of your house.

Either of these options are a relatively quick way to get the aesthetic you’re looking for in your smile—and when you’re feeling good about how your smile looks, you’re on your way to loving your smile as a whole.

Look into invisible braces.

As another cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic procedure, Dr. Mazhari can help outfit you with invisible braces to improve your teeth alignment. We offer Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles® as two options for invisible braces, making your cosmetic dentistry procedure a discreet one. Whereas we might not have had the opportunity for braces in our childhood, these orthodontic options are perfect for adults looking for a straighter smile. Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Mazhari to begin in seeing if this procedure would be a good fit for you!

Practice, practice, practice.

Each and every one of these procedures can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. But ultimately, the responsibility of loving your smile falls back on you. Understandably, this is no easy feat to complete. Before and after any cosmetic dentistry procedures you undergo, you need to practice smiling, and practice loving what you see.

Confidence and loving your smile go deeper than the aesthetics from the surface. It’s not easy to undo years of feeling poorly about your smile, but it’s possible. Make 2018 the year that you truly love what you see, and in turn, the year that you truly love yourself. As corny as it sounds, this confidence is what always shines through—and when it does, the results are beautiful.

Dr. Mazhari is committed to providing you with a dental experience that brings comfort and results together. Offering affordable dental options for patients, such as 50 percent off your first visit and free consultations, we are dedicated to providing you with dental services you deserve, at prices you can manage. Give our dental clinic a call today to set up an appointment with our Alexandria office, and see the results for yourself. We look forward to work with you!