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Summer Guide to Smiles: 5 Ways to Achieve a Beautiful Smile

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5 Ways to Achieve a Beautiful Smile this Summer

It’s said that the smile is the window to the soul, and it’s true that a radiant smile can make a lasting impression. A radiant smile can also build confidence and project warmth, which is why so many of us naturally desire to have straighter, whiter teeth. Many of our patients hope to enjoy a beautiful, radiant smile, but what are your options when it comes to enhancing your smile’s natural beauty? Here are a few things to consider if you’re interested in learning more about how to improve your smile’s natural beauty.

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1. Braces

When you want to make an impact with your smile, but you have concerns you’d like to address, such as gaps, spacing, etc., braces are one way to create a more radiant smile. Today’s braces have come a long way since the metal retainers of your childhood, which is why even adults are choosing to take advantage of new orthodontic options. Clear aligners offer a new way for adults to straighten and align teeth.

2. Veneers

Veneers are one of the easiest ways to enhance your smile’s natural beauty. Unlike braces, veneers don’t take months, or even years, to create a new smile, and they can address a variety of the same problems, such as:

  • Crooked or Misshapen Teeth

  • Worn or Chipped Teeth

  • Discoloration or Stained Teeth

  • Teeth That are Too Small or Too Large

  • Unwanted Spacing or Gaps

Veneers are also relatively painless and can be applied with little to no anesthesia. Veneers also often require only 1-2 visits for application and fitting. They can be made out of porcelain or composite resin “bonding.” Both mimic the look and feel of a natural smile. Plus, their porcelain material mimics the look and feel of real teeth, so no one will know the difference except for you and your dentist!



3. Teeth Whitening Treatments

Whether your planning a wedding, getting ready for a summer vacation, or simply desiring a whiter smile to build confidence, professional teeth whitening is for you. If you’re searching for a quick way to make your smile more radiant, consider professional teeth whitening treatments which allow you to enjoy a photo-ready smile after just one treatment.



While whitening toothpastes remove surface stains through the use of abrasive materials and regular whitening products only remove surface stains, professional whitening products deliver lasting and effective results due to their high-quality materials which actually change the color of the dentin on the surface of teeth. As a result, professional whitening treatments allow your smile to stay whiter for longer.


Unlike teeth whitening strips which are messy and require multiple treatments, professional teeth whitening allows you to enjoy the effects of long-lasting whitening power without the hassle of sticky whitening strips.

KöR Whitening Treatments

KöR professional whitening kits are one of the most cost-effective and efficient whitening products on the market. Plus, KöR treatments can be done at home at your convenience and they don’t require followup appointments or visits.


Opalescence Whitening Treatments

Opalescence professional teeth whitening products are tailored to fit your individual needs. With multiple flavors like mint and melon for optimal comfort and multiple whitening levels for use during the day or at night, Opalescence whitening kits allow you to live your life while whitening your teeth with no messy teeth whitening strips needed!



4. Daily Brushing and Flossing

We know it’s not your most favorite chore in the world, but brushing and flossing daily truly can make a difference in both how your smile looks and the overall health of your teeth and gums.



The American Dental Association recommends brushing in the morning, in the evening, and after meals for at least 2 minutes to prevent cavities and tooth decay as well as gum disease and other concerns.


When you don’t make a point of brushing and flossing, leftover food particles and residue from food and drinks creates plaque and tartar which leads to discoloration and cavities caused by tooth decay. Over time, a lack of proper dental care can also cause gingivitis and problems with the gums as well as leave you more susceptible to infection.

5. Routine Dental Checkups and Cleanings

Routine dental checkups and cleanings are essential for cavity prevention, but they can also help maintain your smile’s natural radiance. Routine dental visits can catch problems with your teeth and gums before they become even bigger concerns, and routine cleanings remove tartar and plaque which can lead to discoloration and decay.



The American Dental Association recommends routine dental check-ups and cleanings at least once per year for plaque and tartar removal and the prevention of cavities, gum disease, and more. For some, two annual visits are recommended for optimal dental health. This includes diabetics, those with weakened immune systems, those with gingivitis, and smokers who are at higher risk for infections, decay, and more.


Looking for a dentist in Kingsport, TN?

Whether you’re already a patient of Bateman Dentistry or searching for a new dentist in Kingsport, Bateman Dentistry offers a variety of preventative dentistry services in addition to cosmetic dentistry services to fit your needs. Just a few of the services and treatments we offer include:

Want to schedule an appointment to meet our providers and learn more about how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with a price you can appreciate? Call our office at 423.246.9231 or schedule an appointment online today.



Posted by Jake Bateman at 8:01 AM
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