As February approaches, symbols of love are everywhere we look. Heart-shaped boxes filled with candy line store shelves, and windows are adorned with red and pink hearts.
Love is all around us. But for some people, this month can serve as a painful reminder of what once was. For whatever reason, falling in love is just a hazy memory from long ago. We vaguely remember what it was like. We’re pretty sure it was beautiful, but that’s about it.
As the years go by, and as we evolve, we fall in and out of love. With romantic partners, with friends, with ourselves. If enough time has passed, you may start to wonder if you can learn to love again.
Fortunately, it’s never too late to fall in love again, and it all begins with how you feel about yourself.
Begin by asking yourself how you feel about your appearance. When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Are you even smiling? If not, that may be a good place to start.
Your smile. What made you stop loving it and what can you do to love it again? There’s a cosmetic dentist in Monroe, LA who can help you answer those questions. It’s Dr. Finley at Bayou Dental Group, and he has been a trusted smile creator for over thirty years.
Dr. Finley, offers many different transformative options for people who want to feel good about their smiles again. He’s an award-winning cosmetic dentist who can help you decide which option is best for the smile you want to achieve.
When you call us at 318-302-4236, we will set up a consultation so you can meet with Dr. Finley to discuss the cosmetic issues you’re experiencing.
Where Was the Love Lost?
The reasons for falling out of love with your smile are different for every person, but here are a few common reasons people seek the help of cosmetic dentistry.
The Effects of Time
Over the years, your teeth will show signs of normal wear and tear. Chewing certain foods can cause damage to our teeth slowly over time, until eventually, we notice they’re visibly shorter than they used to be in certain places.
If you’ve been a lover of coffee, wine, or sodas for many years, perhaps you have noticeable stains. Dark-colored beverages and those with high acidity can certainly lead to discoloration over time.
The Effects of Stress
Stress has a profound impact on our health, and our oral health is no exception. Sometimes stress can cause you to clench your jaw and grind your teeth, often when you don’t even realize it. Over time, this can lead to minor discomforts like frequent headaches, but it can also lead to more long term damage like cracked or chipped teeth.
The Effects of Aging
As we get older, our teeth show signs of aging. Gums can recede and make your teeth appear longer on the bottom, for example. Your teeth can also appear to change in color to look yellow or even gray in some cases.
The Effects of Bad Habits
Smoking is one of the most common culprits of discoloration on a person’s teeth. Poor oral hygiene is also a factor in determining the longevity of your teeth’s overall function and appearance.
If you haven’t been very kind to yourself over the years, it will show on your smile. But it’s never too late to reverse the damage done, especially with an expert like Dr. Finley to help. Give us a call to schedule a consultation with him or fill out our online form!
Take the Plunge!
Regardless of what made you fall out of love with your smile, Dr. Finley can help you love it again. He’s a highly trained expert in cosmetic dentistry who can offer a variety of options to suit your needs such as:
- Zoom! Teeth Bleaching
- Porcelain and Zirconia Veneers
- Porcelain Onlays
- Dental Implants
Our highly-trained professionals at Bayou Dental Group understand what a new smile can do for someone, and they are excited to see what a new smile can do for you! Call us today at 318-302-4236 for an appointment and let Dr. Finley help you fall in love with your smile again!