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It’s that time of year again! Back to school sales and merchandise are present everywhere you look. With all the commotion involved in prepping for the new school year, it can be hard to keep track of everything that needs to be done. If your child is entering an important grade this fall, you’ll want to be able to commemorate the moment with a perfect school photo. What does a perfect school photo start with? A brilliant smile, of course!
Plan on flashing those pearly whites for the camera? Make sure your teeth are living up to the name! There are many commercial and professional options available out there when it comes to tooth whitening. Most products will provide more noticeable results if you are able to use them for longer. Therefore, it is in your best interest to start as early as possible if you’re thinking about tooth whitening. Speaking with your dentist is an excellent place to start, as they may be able to recommend specific products or procedures.
No, we aren’t talking about braces! Traditional orthodontic treatments involve a substantial time investment and aren’t feasible for the current time frame. However, you may want to look into something like Invisalign, a relatively new method of orthodontic treatment that avoids the use of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign can be worn and taken off discreetly and often aren’t even visible at all. A perfect way to begin your journey to straighter teeth without sacrificing your back to school photos.
If it’s been awhile since your last visit to the dentist, now is the time to do something about it. Dental plaque is a film of bacteria that grows and coats the surface of teeth. Although plaque can be brushed off with regular brushing, it can sometimes harden into tartar, which is something that only a dentist is able to remove. Tartar buildup can detract heavily from the overall appearance of teeth. Head over to your dentist’s office for a quick cleaning and checkup before photo day to ensure that your smile is as bright as can be!
School photos are a standard part of the back-to-school process, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them seriously! Centennial Smiles Dental wishes all students good luck in the new school year. Don’t forget to smile for the camera!