Are You Masking (Not Fixing) Smile Problems?

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There’s treating your smile problems … and then there’s masking them. Are you certain about which one you’re engaging in? Sometimes, it’s easy to think that what we’re doing for our oral health or our smile issues counts as making them better but in reality, you may actually just be taking steps to make yourself feel better in the moment, to cover up an issue, and more, all of which equate to masking or hiding them. Fortunately, our Cerritos, CA dental practice can help you identify examples, as we explain how we can actually solve the basis for the worry with dental care instead!

Covering Your Smile’s Imperfections

When your smile doesn’t look the way that you want it to, what are you doing about it? Perhaps you decide that you’ve solved the problem because you have come up with ways to keep other people from seeing your smile! You may be someone who covers your smile with your hand. You may train yourself to hide your teeth with your lips when you speak. You might even try to avoid social engagements as much as possible, so you don’t have to worry about it. The good news is that we offer cosmetic dental care. When you address problems like yellowing with teeth whitening, for example, you are actually removing the esthetic problem that’s causing you to want to cover your smile. The result? You’ll be able to show it off again without worry.

Taking Pain Relievers For Discomfort

This is a tricky one! When you have any type of oral health related discomfort and you take a pain reliever, it’s easy to feel convinced that you are healing the problem. You may think that pain relievers fix smile related problems, similar to the way that antibiotics can cure bacterial infections. However, this isn’t accurate. Pain relievers mask pain by temporarily reducing the severity or making it seem as though it’s disappeared. The problem that’s making the pain show up, however? It’s still there and it will continue to cause discomfort. See our team soon! Whatever dental care you need for your smile, we can offer it, so your smile is healthy and feels good as a result.

Dealing With An Unsatisfactory Tooth Replacement

Yes, of course, the denture that you’re wearing is replacing your missing teeth. However, are you starting to feel like wearing your current device isn’t what you want due to issues with stability or otherwise? Address your concern! Speak with us about implants, so you can say hello to complete, stable tooth replacement.

See Us For Care That Solves Smile Problems

Come in when you’re having any type of problem with your smile that you cannot solve with dental hygiene! Remember that we offer comprehensive dental care to address your needs, so you can regain your healthy, beautiful smile. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA and all surrounding communities.