If you think that the benefits of cosmetic dentistry are just that…cosmetic, we encourage you to reconsider. At L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington DC, we want all of our patients to recognize the ways cosmetic dentistry can improve your health in addition to your appearance. As your preferred dentist in Washington, DC, we are all about patient education, and we want to take a few minutes to explain the many unique ways our cosmetic dentist can improve your overall health.

One of the most obvious ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your health is by improving the function of the teeth. As a simple example of this, take such cosmetic dentistry treatments as porcelain veneers or dental bonding. While used to address all kinds of cosmetic issues with the teeth, they are also used to deal with cracks, chipped and damaged teeth. Our cosmetic dentistry specialist can explain the right solution for your needs, but when done, your teeth will be easier and more comfortable to use. Making it easier to eat a diverse diet, smile without feeling self-conscious and encourage improved oral hygiene are but a few ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your health.

Another way that your health is improved by cosmetic dentistry is simply that it must be built on a foundation of optimal oral health. Before we begin your customized cosmetic treatment plan, we first ensure that your teeth and gums are in the best condition possible. If you require any general dentistry or even some restorative work, we do that first. Once we are assured your oral health is strong, we then begin to improve the looks of the smile. Clearly, optimized oral health is yet another way that cosmetic dentistry can improve your health.

Another, and not commonly recognized way that it improves health is by encouraging socialization. Often, when a patient has cosmetic issues with their smile, they hesitate to speak, laugh or engage with others. Over time this wreaks havoc with their sense of well-being, and a few simple cosmetic treatments can often turn this situation around entirely.

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Whether your cosmetic dentistry concerns focus around one or two teeth, or you feel you need a full smile makeover with restorative and general dentistry in addition to cosmetic, it will improve your sense of health and well-being. Are you eager to learn more? Just give us a call at our Washington DC dental office at 202-488-8300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

Serving Downtown Washington DC, Capitol Hill, Southwest DC, Waterfront, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Northeast DC, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Southeast DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Mclean, Montgomery County Maryland, and beyond but patients travel from all over the Northeast for our services.  Located directly off the metro we are extremely convenient.