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Cosmetic Cures: 3 Graduation Gift Ideas

May 3, 2024

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May has arrived, which for many people means switching to their warm-weather wardrobe and making plans for the summer. If you have a high school or college senior at home, you’re probably also gearing up for their commencement ceremony. Many parents struggle with appropriate gift ideas for their high achievers, so why not consider helping them enhance their smile?

Thankfully, your dentist has several cosmetic services that can boost their confidence, potentially increasing their chances of success during upcoming college admissions or job interviews. Plus, they’ll feel like they can freely smile for the camera to capture the many memories they’ll make this season with family and friends.

Keep reading to learn 3 treatments that can give your child a happy, healthy smile as they start the next stage of their lives!

Procedure #1: Teeth Whitening

If you’re looking for a simple but effective way to help your young adult improve their grin, teeth whitening is a great place to start. One of the first things others notice about us is our oral condition, and darkly tinted teeth tend to stand out. Although it’s easy to find over-the-counter kits at your local store or pharmacy, they often contain abrasive bleaching agents that cause tooth sensitivity.

Meanwhile, your dentist has access to professional-grade ingredients to safely brighten smiles by several shades with a single in-office visit while minimizing possible discomfort. Many providers also offer take-home kits using high-quality gels and customized trays so that if your youth is too busy or antsy to sit still, they can get the same results at home.

Procedure #2: Invisalign

High school and/or college is a great time to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten your child’s smile. Many young adults are embarrassed about their overcrowded or crooked teeth but don’t want to get traditional braces. Oftentimes, the prospect of having metal in their mouths only makes them feel more self-conscious about how they look.

Fortunately, your dentist can provide a more discrete method to reposition their pearly whites with Invisalign. These clear, plastic aligner trays are customized to fit snuggly over their teeth to gently shift them to their ideal placements. Your child can finally have the perfect, even grin they’ve always wanted without sacrificing their self-image.

Procedure #3: Dental Bonding

Chipped, cracked, discolored, and misshapen teeth are enough to make anyone feel anxious about their appearance. If your youth is frustrated by these types of minor aesthetic flaws, then they could potentially benefit from dental bonding.

During this treatment, your dentist will apply a small amount of composite resin directly to your child’s damaged tooth. Then, they’ll mold it into the right shape and harden it in place with a special curing light. It bonds with their enamel and is color-matched to their natural teeth, so no one can tell the difference.

Your graduating senior has a lot of exciting things to look forward to, and you can help them show up successfully by investing in their smile this summer!

About the Author

Dr. Deval Parmar has 13+ years of experience helping patients build their best lives by improving their oral health. She first completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from MP Dental College in India. Then, she moved to the U.S. and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Today, she provides a full range of services under one roof to meet all your family’s dental needs, including cosmetic treatments. If you have a graduating senior this summer who wants to perfect their appearance, you’re welcome to request a consultation appointment for them on the website or by calling (972) 972-4646.

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