This weekend people across the country will be celebrating the Fourth of July. As we spend time with family and watch the fireworks, don’t forget about your smile. There are a number of healthy alternatives to the food and snacks typically offered at a Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy good food without endangering your smile!

Keeping Your Smile Healthy

Instead of offering sodas or snacks high in sugar and other starches, consider a tray of fresh fruit and vegetables. Sugary treats increase the risk of plaque buildup, which can lead to both gum inflammation and the onset of cavities. When celebrating outside in the summer heat, staying hydrated is very important. Sodas can actually dehydrate you, so instead offer water, which can hydrate you and help cleanse your mouth of stray food particles and bacteria. With a few simple changes, you can ensure your Fourth of July feast is delicious and smile healthy.

Quality Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

If you would to enjoy a brighter smile this summer, consider one of our many innovative cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as:

  • Teeth Whitening: We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening to help patients enjoy a smile free of unsightly teeth stains. One of our more popular cosmetic dentistry options.
  • Tooth Contouring and Bonding: These minimally invasive procedures can correct uneven surfaces, overlapping teeth, and misshapen teeth in a single visit. Contouring polishes away pits and groves in the tooth surface. Dental bonding involves applying thin layers of composite resin to reshape the entire tooth and repair damage.
  • Porcelain Veneers: With veneers, we place a thin, custom-made shell of porcelain over the front of a tooth. Veneers mask permanent teeth stains, correct the appearance of minor misalignment, repair cracked or chipped teeth, and close gaps between teeth.
  • Gum Contouring: With gum contouring, we can correct “gummy smiles” using state-of-the-art Electrosurge technology.

About Dr. Truong: Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).