3 Cosmetic Dentistry Myths Debunked

3 Cosmetic Dentistry Myths Debunked

Cosmetic dentistry can offer many improvements to your smile beyond the visual. It is a common misconception that cosmetic dentistry does not provide any benefits to the health of smiles, but a number of cosmetic procedures are designed to improve the function of the teeth and gums while also making them look better. Here are some of the most widespread myths about cosmetic dentistry that may be holding you back from seeing your most beautiful smile.
Cosmetic procedures aren’t worth the investment for older patients
As you age, your smile continues to change, and existing issues such as misalignment of the bite or yellowing teeth will only get worse. Cosmetic dentistry can help to improve your oral hygiene as you age and give you a younger overall look—and at a cost much lower than that of other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts.
Tooth whitening harms tooth enamel
Tooth whitening is the most minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure, and some whitening procedures are able to offer amazing results in less than an hour. These procedures are completely safe and do no harm to tooth enamel. However, if you whiten your teeth too often, damage can occur from over-bleaching. Therefore, it is important that you consult a dentist before deciding to have your teeth whitened.
Any dentist can perform cosmetic procedures
There are plenty of dentists who can provide cosmetic dentistry services, but not all dentists are qualified to perform more advanced cosmetic procedures such as dental implants and veneers. You should seek a dentist with the training and expertise to offer consistently beautiful results with cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic treatments are an investment; it’s only natural that you want to receive the best treatment available.
For complete cosmetic dentistry services in Tucson, schedule a consultation with Dr. John Carson, DDS. Contact our office at (520) 514-7203 to explore the procedures we offer, including gum contouring, adult orthodontics, and dental implants. If you have any additional questions about our services, visit us on the Web.

Keeping Our Patients Safe and Healthy at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C.

Dear Patients,

As all of you know, our vision here at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. is to partner with patients to achieve the best for their long-term oral and overall health. We are honored to serve you. In light of current coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns affecting the world and an order from the Arizona Governor we, like all dental offices in Arizona, are closed for anything other than dental emergencies until April 3rd.

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