Treat Your Love to a Fresh Smile This Valentine’s Day

Get a smile makeover for Valentine's Day

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of it as a reminder to show those you care about most how much you love them. But we don’t want those positive thoughts and actions to end come February 15. If you are like many adults, you want to find a way to let the spirit of Valentine’s Day live on. And what better way to do that then to treat your love to a fresh new smile via a smile makeover.

What is a smile makeover?

You may have heard your friends talk about a smile makeover, and though the name is pretty clear as to what it is, you have likely wondered just what is included. And the truth is that every smile makeover will vary based on your particular needs, or in this case, whatever your love feels is missing from their smile. 

But simply defined, a smile makeover consists of treatments that can help improve our self-confidence and positively impact our career, relationships, and daily interactions because of a happier and healthier smile. 

Feeling dissatisfied with the appearance of our smile can zap our self-confidence and hold us back from fully expressing ourselves personally and professionally. By correcting each individual patient’s aesthetic concerns, a smile makeover primarily aims to improve their smile’s overall appearance while supporting overall oral health and function.

Whether you have stained, ugly, misaligned, chipped, or uneven teeth, a smile makeover will erase these issues and more. Whatever the cosmetic issue, Dr. Sexton can make your smile beautiful again. That might be with veneers, bonding, orthodontics, gum contouring, or more. But the easiest, fastest smile makeover might be professional teeth whitening.

10 Ways Your Love Might Hint at Wanting a Smile Makeover

Perhaps your romantic interest has never expressed concerns with their smile. And though they haven’t said anything to you verbally, it doesn’t mean that they haven’t thought about it. So, instead of looking for them to tell you that they want a whiter smile or a smile makeover, pay attention to whether or not they ever mention one or more of the following things. 

Have they ever said they want to:

  1. Create a great first impression?
  2. Find a better career opportunity?
  3. Improve their self-confidence?
  4. Present a friendlier appearance?
  5. Feel and come across as more attractive?
  6. Present a more positive outlook on life?
  7. Help provide a mood boost to others through the power of their smile?
  8. Appear more youthful?
  9. Steal the spotlight from time to time?
  10. Improve their oral health.

All of the above reasons, especially when combined with others, are the perfect rationale for a smile makeover consisting of teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry treatments.

How to get a whiter smile.

No matter how careful we may be, our teeth tend to stain and discolor as we age. The outer layers of enamel on our teeth wear away, exposing the yellow dentin. Tooth dentin also grows as we age, decreasing the size of the pulp. As a result, the translucency of our teeth fades away, making our teeth appear darker. 

Professional iIn-office Tooth Whitening 

Thankfully, we don’t need to live with dull or discolored teeth. If your smile, or that of your loved one, isn’t as bright or white as you’d like it to be, professional whitening can help to dramatically create a whiter, more youthful-looking smile. Professional in-office tooth whitening is a popular choice, and might be just what your sweetie would love when they think about a smile makeover. In-office whitening treatments are generally completed in just a few short appointments. We apply a whitening agent that is left on for 15- to 30-minute increments, meaning your love can get in and out of the office in less than 90 minutes. 

Professional Take-home Whitening Trays

Another popular and highly convenient option is custom take-home trays. With this option, Dr. Sexton makes an impression of your teeth for a custom-fabricated tray. And since this tray is custom-made to fit your mouth, you will experience more comprehensive whitening results than what you can get with over-the-counter trays that you can purchase at your local department store. 

Instead of a hydrogen peroxide-based gel, most dentist-prescribed at home whitening treatments use a carbamide peroxide-based gel. Even though it doesn’t whiten as quickly as a hydrogen peroxide-based gel, patients are less likely to experience sensitivity.

With this option, your love may only need one treatment. However, in some cases, a follow-up treatment may be required as it all depends on the level of whiteness that they are seeking.

Schedule a smile makeover consultation for your love today.

If you think your love would like to be treated to a fresher smile this Valentine’s Day, or any day, now is the time to request an appointment for a smile makeover consultation. Dr. Sexton will meet with the patient directly to discuss smile makeover goals and to discuss treatment options. And before long, your love will be on their way to a whiter, brighter smile.