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4 Steps To A Younger Looking Smile

dental implant dentures darien ctHaving a youthful and healthy smile can be an eye-catching quality for many people. In order to put your best smile forward visit Darien cosmetic dentist Dr. David Pereira. Highly trained and educated in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Pereira offers comprehensive dentistry for your whole family. Keep your smile functional, healthy and beautiful with these recommendations.

1. Cosmetic Dental Procedures

There are some dental health concerns that are solely fit for a dental professional to take care of. If your teeth are crooked, chipped or cracked, Dr. Pereira offers a full menu of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments. Porcelain veneers, professional tooth whitening and Invisalign® are just a few dental procedures that may help you achieve your dream smile. When your teeth are healthy you have more confidence when it’s time to smile. Dr. Pereira will take time to hear your oral health concerns and cosmetic needs and will develop a unique dental treatment plan to meet your goals.

2. Preventative Care

Make sure you visit our Darien dentist office on a regular basis. Dental check ups and professional teeth cleanings can keep your smile healthy. The buildup of unhealthy bacteria in the mouth leads to a host of problems. Periodontal disease, gingivitis and tooth decay are just a few of the results. In order to avoid these oral health concerns, Dr. Pereira recommends you regularly brush your teeth and floss. If you can do it three times a day, this is ideal. If you can’t, two times a day will suffice. Brush your teeth first thing in the morning and make sure you don’t go to bed at night without brushing your teeth. Carry floss with you during the day so you can remove any build-up from food in between your teeth. Professional cleanings during your regular dental appointments will help keep teeth clean and catch signs of complex dental health concerns early for conservative dental treatment.

3. Nutrition

Everything you eat has to pass through your teeth. Your teeth are agents that help to break down your food. In addition to that, the stomach gases continue to break down the foods. Eating fried foods or foods high in acidity can lead to the development of acid reflux. Acid reflux may affect the way your breath smells, can erode your teeth and lead to tooth decay. Try foods like parsley and fortified yogurt for fresher breath. Apples, celery and carrots act like a natural toothbrush and can help to cleanse your teeth and gums as you eat.

4. Stress Relief
When some people are stressed out they may have a tendency to grind their teeth. Tooth grinding can break down the enamel of your teeth. Exercise, plenty of sleep and regular visits to our Dental Arts of Darien dentist office can help reduce the impact of tooth grinding. Dr. Pereira offers TMJ treatment options and mouthguards that can help relieve jaw pain and keep your bite alignment and your smile healthy and youthful.

First impressions are lasting impressions. Make sure your smile is at its best so you can confidently impress yourself and those around you!


800 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820


(203) 656-8079


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**No saturdays in the summer

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