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Going to College With a Bright Smile

August 10, 2018

Going off to college is a big deal in someone’s life. Whether your child is moving into a dorm as a freshman this fall or you are returning to take classes yourself, it can be a transitional moment in the life of a person. It marks a new chapter and one that should probably be entered with confidence. Addressing your smile wants or needs before embarking on the college journey can be helpful for a lot of reasons. For one, if you or your child are leaving Kansas City, MO to attend school, you want to take care of any needs while you are still at home. Secondly, a bright smile can be a great way to get a confidence boost before meeting new people and starting a new journey. 

A women holding a book.

Wisdom Teeth or Other Issues

Everyone should get a dental exam and cleaning at least every six months. A great time to get one of them is before heading off to school. A thorough exam allows your dentist to identify any potential issues that could arise while you or your child are away at school. For instance, wisdom teeth that appear to be problematic can be extracted prior to classes starting. Any cavities can be addressed with fillings. Imagine it is like doing a tune-up on your car before taking it on a long road trip. You want to make sure that you aren’t hit with any surprises right? A dental cleaning gives the smile an overhaul to clear away any bacteria.

Confidence Boosts

A smile that makes someone insecure about showing it off is a smile that needs an update. Discoloration can be addressed with a teeth-whitening treatment or other cosmetic options. If a smile has chips, cracks, or other damage, that can be addressed with cosmetic or restorative options (depending on the severity of the issues). Porcelain veneers can be a great way to get a smile ready for a brand new life chapter.

Is Someone in Your Family Going Off to College Soon?

Whether someone in your household is going to college or not, this is a great time of the year to address your smile needs. To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.