Tips from a 209 dentist on how to look your picture-perfect best for your Quinceanera
Get a professional cleaning & checkup
The smartest and easiest thing to do is schedule a cleaning and exam with your dental office. Your hygienist will get you squeaky clean. The professional cleaning alone will often whiten your teeth by getting rid of gross yellow and brown stains.
Whiten your teeth
Whitening these days is super easy and not as pricey as it used to be. At our office we offer a premium brand of whiteners with ingredients that strengthen teeth and prevent sensitivity. Our whiteners are available only through dental offices and not available at stores. Whitening can cause sensitivity so don’t ruin your Quince by Whitening too close to your big day. Whiten at least a month before your 15era.
Straighten your teeth with Invisible Aligners or Clear Braces
Do you have a crooked or out-of-place tooth that really bugs you? Makes you not smile so much? In today’s dentistry, we have lots of easy and quick options for getting your dream picture-perfect smile. In many cases, you can be straight in 6 to 9 months. The best thing to do if you’re interested is just schedule a complimentary orthodontic consult. Just remember, you’ll want to get started at least 6 to 9 months before your 15era.
Stay away from colored beverages
Drinks are what really stain your teeth: specifically, coffee, tea and soda. Watch out for red or purple juice. Fizzy beverages like soda, sports and energy drinks not only stain your teeth but are really big cavity causers. Not only that but they’re great at adding the pounds. So, if you want to stay trim and look your best, drink only water and green tea.
Consider bonding or contouring for little chips or cracks
Sometimes all you need is just a little smoothing of your front teeth or maybe touching up a little bit through bonding. In our office, cosmetic contouring is a complimentary service for our patients and bonding (adding tooth structure) can really create dramatic change and not break the bank.
Dr Mas’ood Cajee is a well-regarded cosmetic dentist in Manteca, California. He is a patron of the Chicano Research Center, the largest community-based collection of books and music highlighting Mexican-American heritage in the United States. A donation will be made to the Stockton-based CRC for every 15era Makeover. That’s one more reason to smile! Call or text 209-825-6000 24/7 or go to drcajee.com to