Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry that focuses on the appearance of your teeth. If you aren't happy with how your teeth look right now, then this is going to be the form of dentistry that you will be interested in learning more about. Here is information on things cosmetic dentistry can help.
Teeth stains – Everyone gets staining on their teeth. Staining is a naturally occurring thing that happens simply due to age, consumption of stain-causing foods, and due to other things like smoking. Even some medications and medical conditions can cause staining. Professional whitening treatments are going to be advisable. At-home whitening kits aren't as strong, and they can cause other problems since they aren't done by a professional who knows what they are doing.
Crooked teeth – There are a lot of things that can cause crooked teeth. In some cases, you might have crooked teeth because you also have significant gaps between your teeth, and this allows them to come in crooked. In other cases, you might have teeth that are crowded, and this can lead to your teeth being pushed together in a manner that causes them to become crooked. There are different ways your teeth can be straightened, and a couple popular ways include the use of wire braces or the use of invisible aligners.
An extra tooth – In some cases, you may have a baby tooth that doesn't get pushed out the way it was supposed to when your adult tooth came in. Or, on other instances you might have had two permanent teeth come in one on top of the other, whereas you should only have had one permanent tooth to begin with. Either way, the result may be having one tooth in front of the other. A lot of people with this issue will have a tooth that looks like it grew out a bit above the other tooth, so it is located a bit above the other one. The dentist may easily be able to fix the problem by pulling out one of the teeth. However, sometimes this problem leads to a crooked smile which will then need to be fixed in one of the ways stated above for crooked teeth.
Now that you see that there are ways the dentist can easily help with cosmetic dental treatments, you may feel better about going in for your next dental exam.