Here are a few interesting dental facts.
• 92% of people believe that an attractive smile is important to their social life.
• 75% of people believe that an attractive smile can improve their chances for success.
• 50% of people say that they are satisfied with their own smile.
That’s right. Half of all people are not happy with their smile.
At Gentle Family Dentists, Dr. Roberto Moreno, Dr. Carolyn Duong, and Dr. Carol Moreno can help you
LOVE your smile. AND we can help you in one of our three locations, North Liberty, West Liberty, and
Maybe you’re one of the people not happy with your smile.
The good news is, if you’re one of those people who don’t like their smile, it’s never been easier
to do something about it. Whether you wish your teeth were whiter, straighter, a different size
or just more beautiful overall, it can happen, sometimes in as little as a single visit to your
The reason is cosmetic dentistry.
Today, cosmetic dentistry is transforming smiles for people all around the world – and changing
their lives for the better. Thanks to new technology and incredible advances in dental care,
problems our parents and grandparents had to live with can now be treated simply, easily and
A gleaming, healthy and beautiful smile is now within reach of just about everyone.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
To be specific, cosmetic dentistry is a dental treatment or set of treatments performed to make
the teeth and smile look better, as opposed to fixing a “medical” problem like filling a cavity or
treating gum disease. The term applies to everything from simple, single-visit whitening
treatments to complete “smile makeovers” involving a combination of procedures to create a
perfect smile including cosmetic dental surgery.
Just because it’s called “cosmetic” and only deals with the way you look doesn’t mean cosmetic
dentistry isn’t important. Today, because cosmetic dentistry is everywhere, white, even, well-
shaped teeth have become the “new normal.” You almost never see a celebrity with less than
perfect teeth. But never mind that, the number of ordinary, regular people who have crooked
or discoloured or otherwise bad-looking teeth is also shrinking. Teachers, construction
workers, the checkout clerk at the supermarket – it seems like everyone has a movie-star smile.
That means that, even if it sounds a little shallow, an unattractive smile can hold you back.
With more people than ever sporting perfect teeth, having teeth that stand out for the wrong
reasons can affect your life personally, professionally and even emotionally.
The good news is, it’s never been easier to transform your teeth into a dazzling smile — with the
help of a talented, experienced cosmetic dentist.
Can Cosmetic Dentistry “Fix” Your Smile Problem?
Whatever you don’t like about your teeth or smile, chances are there’s a cosmetic dentistry
procedure that can fix it. There are state-of-the-art treatments addressing all kinds of issues,
including dull and discolored teeth, uneven or misshapen teeth, badly spaced teeth and even
The procedures can be very simple – many can be performed in a single office visit or two – and
are available to just about anyone who is healthy enough to get to the dentist’s office.
Of course, if you’re pregnant, or have a chronic medical condition like diabetes, any treatment
should be discussed with your dentist in advance. However, since any reputable cosmetic
dentist will ask for your medical history before starting treatment, you probably don’t need to
worry about this.
On the whole, cosmetic dentistry is so non-invasive that it’s safe for almost everyone.