Is your Smile Ready for Valentine’s Day?

Categories: Oral Health


Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to show others that you love and care for them. So whether you go out on a fancy date or stay home in the comfort of your home with a glass of wine, you want to make sure you look your best and have fresh breath for romantic moments. Our Scotts Valley cosmetic dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry share on the blog today some practical and quick ways to ensure your smile is ready for Valentine’s Day, even if you have multiple things you want to correct.

Good Oral Hygiene

There’s no other oral care activity more important than practicing good daily oral hygiene of brushing twice a day and flossing once daily. Regularly practicing oral hygiene removes food debris and bacteria that can cause bad breath and infections. Although sugar-free gum or mint can mask the scent, they fail to address the underlying condition, and the odors will return when the gum or mint runs out. When you combine a daily cleansing practice with regular checkups and cleanings every six months at our Los Gatos family dentists, you can maintain a healthy smile and reduce your risk for advanced conditions and bad breath.

Teeth Whitening

Many people equate a dull, dingy smile to someone who doesn’t properly care for their oral health. Although teeth stains are inevitable due to natural and added dyes in food and beverages, you can quickly restore your smile with a professional tooth whitening treatment. Our Santa Cruz cosmetic dentists offer two in-office and at-home teeth whitening options for your comfort and convenience.

  • Zoom! Whitening – Getting your teeth whitened in our office with Zoom! System takes about an hour to get dramatic results while on your lunch break. Then, when you leave our clinic, your teeth will be brilliantly white. On top of that, we can make custom trays for you at home for touch-ups and maintenance whitening, so your teeth will stay white for the long haul.
  • Sinsational Smile – Sinsational Smile comes in pre-filled silicone trays and activates with LED accelerating light exposure. The in-office process whitens teeth by two to five shades in around twenty minutes. In addition, we’ll send you home with a whitening pen so you may touch up your teeth whenever you want and keep your smile looking fresh.

Metal-Free Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges

A not-so-perfect smile can extend beyond a dull color. Sometimes, you may have a cavity, chipped, cracked, or missing teeth and need more than whitening can offer. Our cosmetic dentist in Scotts Valley can repair your smile using metal-free fillings, dental crowns, and bridges to restore its glory. These restorative treatments are effective and preserve the most natural tooth structure, which is preferable. The most significant benefit of metal-free fillings, crowns, and bridges is that the material is pliable and can match the surrounding tooth structure, color, shape, and size to blend in naturally with your smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a great way to improve the look of your teeth and hide various imperfections. Veneers are very thin custom-made shells that permanently adhere to and cover the front side of your teeth to conceal any flaws. Our cosmetic dentists in Los Gatos explain that veneers are an excellent choice for patients with stained, uneven, crooked, spaced, or short teeth and can restore the appearance of a single problematic tooth or the whole smile. In addition, by using cutting-edge methods and materials during fabrication, veneers can last longer and seem more natural than other cosmetic dental options.

Cosmetic Dentists in Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley, California

Your oral health status is essential to think about before going out on Valentine’s Day date. Even though you may want to share your love with your significant other, you don’t want to share your germs and bacteria. So, to get your smile ready for Valentine’s Day, contact our Santa Cruz area cosmetic dental office for a consultation to find out which treatments are best for your oral health. Please call Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry at (831) 438-4411 or contact us online to request an appointment today.