You already know that your oral health is important, but your smile can affect your emotional health as well. We’ve seen it happen more times than we can count.

Many patients have come to McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry because they are ashamed of their smiles. They are so embarrassed that they cover their mouths when they speak or look at the floor instead of at us. They even do everything they can to avoid smiling out of fear of letting someone see their teeth.

We don’t want anyone to feel that way, especially patients who visit our Charlotte, NC dentist office. It’s also why we consider cosmetic dentistry to be an important part of what we do every day.

When a patient smiles without shame or worry, it makes us feel good, too. If that’s how you want to feel about your teeth, please call 704-766-8662 or contact us online.

For now, take a moment to learn about three services that can improve the appearance of your smile in a short amount of time.

Teeth Whitening

Almost everything you eat or drink adds to the stains on your teeth. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and wine are some of the most well-known culprits. But pasta, pizza, pie, and so many more foods can be equally as bad. If you use tobacco, you only speed up this process.

Our professional teeth whitening removes more stains than over-the-counter products. It also saves you time, too. By making whitening trays from molds of your teeth, the bleaching agents can more effectively get and stay where they need to be to lift the deepest stains from your smile.

We offer two whitening options, both can give you a significantly whiter smile in a matter of just a few weeks.

Dental Veneers

Teeth whitening isn’t the only way to give yourself a brighter smile, however. In some cases, it’s not the best option.

Whitening does an excellent job of removing stains from your teeth. But what should you do if your teeth are discolored for another reason? You should ask about getting dental veneers.

Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. When they are bonded in place, veneers can give you a smile as white and bright as you want it to be.

And since veneers are more stain-resistant than natural teeth, it can be easier to maintain your white smile as well.

But veneers can do more — much more — than just make your teeth look whiter.

Veneers can be used to repair teeth as well. Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth can be restored to their original shape and size with dental veneers. Teeth that have been worn down over time can be repaired as well.

If you have gaps between teeth, veneers can fill in the empty space. If your teeth are crooked or crowded, veneers can be used to conceal them so your smile looks straight and evenly spaced.

We offer both e.max and porcelain veneers, so you can trust that they will look natural and last a long time. We will be happy to discuss the differences in these kinds of veneers when you visit us so you can choose the option that is right for you.

Whether you need to change the appearance of one tooth or your entire smile, veneers can help.

Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding can be used for many of the same kinds of problems that people fix with dental veneers.

Bonding involves applying a composite resin to your teeth. This resin is hardened and polished so it looks like a natural part of your smile.

Like veneers, bonding can be used to repair teeth that have become chipped or cracked. Bonding is a great way to fill spaces between teeth, too.

Bonding doesn’t last as long as veneers typically, but it can be an effective fix for a variety of minor problems.

Give Yourself A Great Smile

If you are unhappy with your teeth, then other people may be wondering why they never see you smile. If you live in or near Charlotte, NC, let our team at McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry show you what we can do to give you a smile that you want to see in pictures.

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call 704-766-8662.