Despite popular belief, tooth discoloration or staining does not always indicate poor dental hygiene. Over time, abrasive and harsh substances erode the enamel that protects our teeth, causing a slight yellow color to gradually appear. Everyone is susceptible to stains, but some habits cause greater damage than others. For example, coffee drinkers and smokers are more susceptible to stains, even if they brush their teeth regularly. It’s difficult, and sometimes impossible, to reverse the damage. Although it isn’t necessarily an indicator of poor dental health and therefore not an immediate concern, many people are embarrassed or unhappy with the discoloration on their teeth. At Stratford Family Dental, we understand that some dental procedures are purely to enhance your smile. Don’t let your smile hold you back! A cosmetic procedure will give our patients confidence by giving them a smile they are proud of.

Staining isn’t the only problem people may have with their smiles. Over time, our teeth may push into each other or chip, causing a broken or crooked smile. In this scenario, a cosmetic procedure may be desired to decrease the discomfort or pain in addition to enhancing the appearance. The knowledgeable and experienced team at our dental office is well-practiced in a variety of cosmetic treatments and procedures that can fix the specific issue you have with your teeth. If you’re looking for a trustworthy team who will provide a comfortable experience and leave you appreciating your smile, look no further than Stratford Family Dental.

When our enamel erodes from exposure to substances and general aging, our teeth slowly become more exposed. Think of your enamel as the first line of dental defense. When you brush your teeth too hard or consume acidic or starchy foods, a microscopic amount of enamel is removed. Over time, the small amount of wear amounts to a slightly exposed tooth. If the enamel has worn too much, you may find that your teeth are sensitive or uncomfortable when they come into contact with hot or cold beverages. There are treatments available to add a layer of protection in addition to whitening your smile. At Stratford Family Dental, we offer a number of cosmetic procedures that will provide protection and brighten your smile. Say goodbye to whitening strips and hello to hot coffee again with Veneers, Lumineers, or even a Snap-on Smile treatment!

Veneers and Lumineers are two types of treatments that are permanently fixed to your teeth. Both are custom shells that are applied to your existing tooth structure and are made of material that will resist stains and protect your teeth from harsh substances. Our Snap-on Smile service provides our patients with a similar result, but without permanence. It’s a great option for patients looking to makeover their smile without undergoing an extensive dental procedure. Cosmetic dental services can do more than give you a beautiful smile. They can offer your teeth protection from the discomfort of tooth sensitivity as well as staining.

For inquiries regarding our cosmetic services, call us today at (203)290-2968 or visit our website. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about your next visit with us!