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The Benefits of a New Smile in the New Year

A new year often brings new resolutions to Northcote residents. Common resolutions include losing weight, travel plans, making more money and looking more youthful. If you’d like to feel better about your appearance in 2023, a new smile is a great place to start. Research has shown just how much smiling impacts your emotional and mental health. However, if you don’t like the look of your smile, you may be less inclined to show off your teeth. Fortunately, Dr. AJ Salman at Northmed Dental Centre has many ways to improve your smile, sometimes in just 1 or 2 visits.

Smiling Increases Confidence and Happiness

The benefits of smiling have been documented in numerous studies. Here’s how an improved smile can benefit you in 2023 and beyond:

  • Happiness. Smiling makes you feel happier, even if you don’t feel like smiling. The simple act of smiling triggers chemicals in the brain that improve your mood. Researchers have even found that smiling stimulates the same areas of your brain as when you eat chocolate. Smile more, feel great! No chocolate needed!
  • Stress reduction. The simple act of smiling can reduce the heart rate and other physiological responses to stress in difficult situations.
  • How people respond to you. A nice smile can change the way people see you. If you like the way your teeth look, you tend to smile at other people, which in turn helps others see you as a more likeable person.

Northcorte Cosmetic Dentist, Dr AJ Salman Can Help

If you’ve been putting off improving your smile, this is the year to make an investment in yourself. The first thing you’ll want to do is call our dental practice for a Free Consultation. After discussing your goals with Dr Salman, he’ll look at your oral health, age, budget, and other factors before creating the best dental treatment plan for your situation. For many people, a teeth whitening treatment is all that’s needed. For more complex cases we can combine procedures to give you that winning smile.

Here are some of the more popular cosmetic dental treatments offered at Northmed Dental Centre.

  • Invisalign Clear Aligners: No longer do you have to endure the pain and discomfort of traditional metal braces. Invisalign has revolutionised the orthodontic world because the aligners are comfortable and almost invisible. With the average treatment between 9-18 months, it’s a fast and convenient option to give you that straight smile. Many of our adult patients find that orthodontic treatment with clear aligners is a great way to get a beautiful, straight smile without drawing attention to the fact that a smile makeover is in progress.
  • Crowns & Veneers: When teeth are so deeply stained that teeth whitening doesn’t give you the result you’re looking for, or teeth are chipped, broken or misshapen, crowns and veneers are two excellent options to refresh your smile. Since porcelain comes in any colour, we can match your current tooth colour, or go up a few shades to help give you a brighter whiter smile. Thanks to our Cerec Same Day Smile, technology, treatment is usually performed in 1 or 2 visits.
  • Dental Bonding: To correct minor chips on a tooth or to make it longer, this procedure can be done in just one visit.

These proven cosmetic dental procedures can completely change your smile and change the way you feel about yourself. Start the year off right with a boost to your self-confidence. When you come into our offices for a Free Consultation, Dr Salman will show you what you can expect with your customised smile makeover. Call our dental practice today and speak with our friendly staff who will find a convenient time for you to come in and see Dr. Salman.

Commonly Asked Question We Get About Our Cosmetic Dental Services

What Type of Expectations Should I Have Regarding Results?

Understanding what to expect with your new smile is an important step in making sure you are choosing the right options for your smile makeover.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Each treatment, approach or service may have a longer or shorter expected duration of desired results. The same can be said of the materials selected for dental appliances and cosmetic work, such as crowns or veneers. Some materials are more durable than others, require more or less upkeep, and may last longer.

Is There Any Pain Involved and What are My Pain Management Options?

Your cosmetic dentist will work with you on making sure you’re as comfortable as possible and pain-free throughout the procedure. Post-procedure, depending on the services performed, some patients experience pain, swelling, soreness or discomfort. Speaking with Dr. Salman and his staff to learn more about your cosmetic dentist about what to expect during and after your care plan. We will make sure you have the resources needed to keep comfortable as you heal.

Do You Have Any ‘Before and After’ Photos I Can See?

Asking to view before and after photos of dental patients in Northcote who have had similar work done can provide you with a real-world visualization of what your results might be comparable to. It also gives provides insight into the skill and experience of your cosmetic dentist.

Contact Us To Schedule a Free Dental Consultation in Northcote or Mairangi Bay

Northmed Dental Centre utilises the latest technology and have modern state of the art premises two locations, Northcote and Mairangi Bay, each delivering the best dental care possible. For more information about Northmed Dental Centre and the services Dr. Salman provides, visit our About Us page.