What Can I Do to Improve My Smile

Dental imperfections can be corrected in various ways to improve your smile. Patients with issues such as misshapen, misaligned, chipped, and discolored teeth, as well as gum disease, may feel self-conscious about their smiles. 

Thankfully, there are numerous ways to boost your smile quickly and enjoy its results. Modern dental practices and treatments have made achieving a beautiful, healthy smile significantly easier. We have several of these treatments available at Roshan Emam DDS in Palo Alto, CA, to enhance teeth's color, shape, and alignment.

But you have to do your part. Here are a few things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright: 

Brushing and Flossing

Proper oral hygiene is a realistic way to improve your smile. Regular brushing and flossing can make a massive difference in the appearance and health of teeth. Many patients find that brushing two to three times a day and flossing daily, result in significantly brighter teeth.

Routine Dental Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings form an essential part of enhancing your smile. We typically recommend getting a dental exam every six months. We can assist in keeping a smile looking bright by thoroughly cleaning and polishing the teeth. An exam can also identify dental problems early and prevent cavities and gum disease, resulting in a healthier smile.

Teeth Whitening

It is pretty standard for teeth to turn dull and yellow due to the aging process. Certain staining foods and beverages are more likely to contribute to the discoloration of teeth. Many patients feel self-conscious when dealing with stained teeth. Professional teeth whitening is an easy and painless process that effectively brightens teeth. 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is used to restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, gapped, and stained. This method involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin shaped to match the teeth and then bonded to the surface. 

Dental Contouring

Dental contouring is a cosmetic therapy that can improve the tooth's appearance. This option involves the removal of minor amounts of enamel to help reshape the tooth. It is often used for patients with slight imperfections such as misshapen or pointed teeth. This treatment is economical and can provide dramatic changes to the overall appearance of a smile.


Veneers are similar to dental bonding but provide long-term results. They are thin coverings made of resin or porcelain, customized to match a patient's natural teeth. These covers are fabricated in a lab and are fitted onto a patient's tooth. Veneers look natural and can conceal stained, chipped, or broken teeth.

If you want to learn more about the different ways we can help improve your smile, call Roshan Emam DDS in Palo Alto, CA, at (650) 321-0340 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Emam.


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