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Does Cosmetic Dentistry Make for a Good Graduation Gift?

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — newsmiledental @ 6:07 pm
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Graduation is a big step, and it’s only natural that you’d want to commemorate such an event in your loved one’s life with a gift. While gadgets and fancy accessories make for fine presents, it’s also worth considering how cosmetic dental treatments can benefit your favorite graduate’s life. Here’s a brief list of the cosmetic dental procedures that can be great graduation gifts.

Give the Gift of Teeth Whitening

High school or college can involve a lot of cramming, and that means drinking tons of coffee for many students. Unfortunately, foods and beverages that are high in pigments and dyes such as coffee, tea, colas, red wine, berries, and dark sauces can leave unsightly stains and discoloration in a smile. Luckily, dentists offer professional teeth whitening treatments that can lift these stains far more effectively than store-bought whitening products. These treatments come in two forms:

  • In-office procedure: The dentist places barriers in the mouth to protect the soft tissues before applying a few coats of whitening agent to the teeth and curing them with a special light. This process can be completed in about an hour.
  • At-home kits: These kits include customized dental trays and tubes of concentrated whitening gel. All your graduate will need to do is apply the gel to the trays and wear them over their teeth for about an hour every day for two weeks. The results will be stunning.

Veneers Will Give Them Something to Smile About

Many people deal with unsightly dental defects such as stains, chips, gaps, and cracks that can make them shy about showing off their smiles. Luckily, veneers can be used to conceal these flaws and create a beautiful new smile. These thin porcelain shells that mimic the ideal appearance of real dental structure are designed to fit over troubled teeth after a small amount of enamel is painlessly removed. This procedure can be completed in as few as two appointments and is the open secret behind the flawless grins of many movie stars.

Cosmetic dental treatments can make excellent gifts for high school or college graduates. Consulting with your former high schooler or college student’s dentist can determine if they are a good candidate for either of these treatments.

About the Author

Dr. Gilberto López earned his dental degree at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and stays abreast of the latest developments in dentistry through continuing education courses. He is proud to be a member of the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association, and the River Valley Dental Association. His office in Fort Smith, AR, offers general, restorative, emergency, and cosmetic dentistry such as the treatments listed here. To schedule your graduate for a cosmetic dental consultation, contact his office online or dial (479) 434-4277.

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