Three tips for picture-perfect summer smiles

Written by Dr. DeAngelis

During the summer months, there are many special events to attend, including high school reunions, weddings, and graduations. Many individuals want to ensure that they have a beautiful smile for these occasions, especially when pictures are being taken. In situations such as this, Dr. Anakarina DeAngelis, our dentist in Carlsbad, CA of DeAngelis Family Dentistry, can help with a few recommendations during those photo sessions! If you are looking for three tips for picture-perfect summer smiles, read on!


Make the most of your beautiful smile!


Below are just a few of the tips our team can make regarding beautiful smiles during photo season:


  • Brighten the smile with professional teeth whitening in Carlsbad, CA. Dr. Anakarina DeAngelis is pleased to provide area patients with quality whitening solutions for patients interested in achieving a whiter, brighter smile for photo sessions. She offers both in-office whitening with the Pola Office system as well as take-home whitening kits with a bleaching gel and custom trays. This allows patients to enjoy same-day results or whiten within the privacy of their own homes in a more affordable manner. While over-the-counter whitening products might provide some whitening, the professional methodologies are often much more effective and reduce side effects such as sensitive teeth that often occur with store-bought solutions. During an initial evaluation, our dentist will determine if a patient is a good fit for professional whitening and help them select the method appropriate for their lifestyle and desires. In most situations, professional teeth whitening is combined with dental cleanings in Carlsbad, CA.
  • Cover imperfections with porcelain veneers. Flaws noticeable on the front of the smile can have a negative impact on one’s appearance. Whether it’s gapped, chipped, or permanently stained teeth, these issues can cause patients to hide their smiles from the camera. Instead, our team at DeAngelis Family Dentistry may recommend the placement of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin facings that are fabricated for a patient and are bonded onto the front of a tooth to cover an imperfection. These shells are made to match the patient’s existing teeth to ensure successful and cosmetic integration. Dental restorations shouldn’t LOOK like dental restorations, which is the primary goal of Dr. Anakarina DeAngelis.
  • Straighten the smile without traditional braces. Patients with misalignment of the teeth might avoid being seen by the camera due to the embarrassment of their smile’s appearance. Patients who have straighter teeth not only exude more confidence but have an easier time brushing and flossing to maintain a healthy smile. While most patients think straightening the teeth requires unsightly metal bracket and wire braces, there are alternatives on the market today that can be obtained by a dentist. This includes the ClearCorrect clear aligner tray system that can provide a smile makeover in Carlsbad, CA. This system uses impressions of the patient’s current smile to create a series of clear plastic trays. The series takes the patient from the beginning of treatment to the end of treatment, helping them achieve their final results typically in a year or less. These customized trays fit snug over the dental arch and allow straightening of the teeth without metal appliances. Patients considering ClearCorrect will need to be compliant with treatment to get the desired results in the appropriate amount of time, while reducing any additional costs. The best patients for ClearCorrect are individuals who have mild to moderate misalignment of the smile and are committed to treatment compliance.


Call DeAngelis Family Dentistry today!


Carlsbad, CA area patients who are interested in learning about ways to improve their smile for summertime activities are welcome to contact the practice of Dr. Anakarina DeAngelis to discuss their unique needs. Her practice is located at 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Ste. #105, and can be reached by phone to schedule an appointment at (760) 444-5507.


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