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How to get your Smile ready before Summer Vacation


Summer vacation is the perfect time to snap photos of your adventure for lifelong memories. Unfortunately, smiling for the camera may not come easy when you have a less-than-ideal smile. You may find a way to hide behind someone, cover your mouth, or keep your lips tightly closed to prevent embarrassment. Fortunately, our Lake Forest cosmetic dentists at Lake Forest Smiles share how to get your smile ready for summer vacation so that you can capture lasting memories with your camera.

Teeth Whitening

A dull or discolored smile can stand out among other brighter smiles in a group photo. Although there are apps to adjust the colors, the results are not as effective as a renewed smile. Stains on your teeth naturally happen when you consume foods and beverages with dyes, such as red wine, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Additionally, some patients have intrinsic stains caused by specific medications that typically fail to respond to other teeth whitening treatments. Our Kör Teeth Whitening dentists in Lincolnshire explain that the Kör whitening system is a teeth bleaching method that can brighten your smile 16 shades without lights or lasers. Additionally, the whitening trays form a tight seal against your teeth, preventing saliva from diluting and reducing the brightening power. Therefore, you receive a more concentrated whitening session that lasts six to ten hours instead of the competition’s whitening treatments that become diluted within 25-35 minutes.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an effective treatment for patients who have minor dental problems. For example, crooked, gapped, chipped, or discolored teeth are perfect candidates for dental bonding. Dental bonding is a versatile treatment that can restore a tooth’s appearance to match your surrounding teeth’ shape, color, and size. Known as “instant orthodontics,” dental bonding is an affordable way to correct crooked or misaligned teeth to appear straight without orthodontics. So, if you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you can have a new smile before leaving on your trip when you visit our Lake Forest dental office.

Porcelain Veneers

When you have a lot of cosmetic damage to your smile, sometimes it can be easier to cover your teeth with porcelain veneers. Patients with slightly crooked teeth, unwanted gaps, badly stained teeth, poorly shaped or colored teeth, or worn teeth can benefit from the durable stain-resistant porcelain veneers. Dental porcelain has light-reflecting qualities similar to natural tooth enamel and can provide a seamless blend with your surrounding teeth. In addition, our Lake Bluff cosmetic dentists explain that veneers are permanent and can last a decade or longer with proper oral hygiene and regular dental cleaning visits.

Dental Crowns

Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidt are excited to offer Same-Day Dental Crowns in a single office visit. Using state-of-the-art technology to design and craft dental restorations in our office allows us to repair broken teeth in a single office visit. Not only can we create dental crowns quickly, but they look natural and can last for several years. So, if your cutting it close to vacation time and have a few major tooth repairs that dental crowns can fix, same-day dental crowns in Lake Forest could be the cosmetic dental treatment that’s right for you.

Cosmetic Dentist in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Taking selfies or photos of your family and friends while on vacation can make you think twice about your smile’s appearance. Fortunately, there are swift solutions to address your cosmetic concerns. Our skilled cosmetic dentists in Lincolnshire offer multiple methods for restoring your smile so that you can capture memories while on vacation. Call Lake Forest Smiles at (847) 234-4800 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation appointment to get your smile makeover before your vacation.

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