Unfortunately not everybody has naturally got straight teeth or even teeth but in the past it was only those that had money that could afford to do anything about them, the poor had to live with whatever smile they could make instead of one that was clear and clean. Today though things have changed and although still not everybody can have naturally have straight even teeth, at least now anyone can afford to do something about them and that brings a natural, clean smile to many faces.
Of course, people cannot rectify their own teeth; they need the assistance of a cosmetic dentist, and fortunately for many people, there is one not far from where they live. For instance, in Salem Oregon there is Wellness Springs Dental conveniently located within the town, as there are similar centres in many towns around the country. These centres are available to be used by anyone needing any kind of cosmetic dental treatments and are much more financially accessible than they ever have been in the past, meaning you no longer need to be rich and famous to have your teeth provide a perfect smile.
Many people often wonder what the difference is between a regular dentist and a cosmetic dentist as they both take care of teeth and the answer to their dilemma is that whereas a dentist, looks after the actual health of the teeth and gums, a cosmetic dentist looks after their appearance. Both of course are involved in the wellbeing of your teeth and can provide assistance, both by word and by deed, in ensuring that your teeth and gums stay healthy and provide you with a smile fit for any Hollywood red carpet.
Among the services that a cosmetic dentist can provide you are teeth whitening. Teeth whitening are perhaps the most common service provided by a cosmetic dentist and although many people still ask their regular dentists to do it for them, it does actual fall in the realms of cosmetic dentistry. Some over the counter products claim to be able to perform teeth whitening but these should only be considered for use if you have consulted your dentist or cosmetic dentist first. Teeth bonding are another service offered by a cosmetic dentist and this is a service that can remove the appearance of chipped or broken teeth, even removing gaps between teeth. Reshaping the teeth or dental contouring is a service that can align the teeth to give them a desired look. Another service offered by cosmetic dentists is teeth veneers and this is where they place an enamel shell over the teeth which hides defects or discolours. What is commonly known as a smile lift, which is another service offered, is often a combination of the other treatments, resulting in a smile anyone would be proud to own.
So if you are one of the many people that dread visiting a dentist, perhaps what you need can be provided by a cosmetic dentist instead as visiting them is usually far less fearful.