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It’s the beginning of a new year! Now is the time when people make goals about what they want to accomplish or improve on. What do you want to do this year? Why not improve your smile? As we age, our teeth can become dull or a little worse for the wear. Have you wanted to give your teeth a makeover? Well, now is a great time to finally make that wish a reality. By taking advantage of two of the most popular services with your Cosmetic Dentist in Orlando, you can start the year out with confidence in your smile!


Over time our teeth can become stained from all the darkly pigmented food and drinks we consume. Also, as we age, our teeth’s white, protective shell or enamel can wear down, revealing the yellow layer of dentin underneath. No wonder our teeth can appear yellow or dull! But the good news is that you can do something about it!

If you’re looking for a quick, easy way to revamp your smile, teeth whitening may be the best option for you. Many dental offices that offer to whiten will perform the procedure in the office. Using high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, your dentist in Orlando can safely and effectively bleach stains from your teeth’s enamel.

The process of whitening teeth usually goes something like this: after your teeth are cleaned and polished, the dentist places a rubberized dam to protect your gum tissue. Then, they apply the whitening gel and focus a concentrated laser on your teeth to activate the hydrogen peroxide. After some time, the dentist may put on another coat and replace the laser a second time. Just think—in less than two hours, you can have a smile that is up to eight shades whiter!


If you have any of the following imperfections in your smile, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers:

  • Discolored teeth that don’t respond to teeth whitening.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Small gaps between teeth.
  • Misshaped teeth.

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are permanently adhered to the front surface of your teeth to cover up these flaws, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Here are some of the benefits of veneers:

  • They look natural.
  • They address so many different dental issues.
  • They are durable and can last for many, many years.
  • They are a permanent dental solution.

Similar to porcelain veneers, Lumineers are even thinner, meaning that you get all the same advantages as veneers, but with Lumineers no enamel needs to be removed in order to bond to the teeth. For those who want to beautify their smile, but don’t want the commitment of veneers, Lumineers are a great option.
If you have lofty goals for 2019, why not take the opportunity to improve your smile? That way, you’ll have all the confidence in the world to chase after those dreams of yours this year. To discuss these services in more depth and get started on your smile makeover, contact your cosmetic dentist in Orlando today!


From preventive dental care to cosmetic dentistry, Sand Lake Dental offers a wide range of dental services to patients in Orlando. Dr. Ziyad Maali and his staff offer in-office teeth whitening using Zoom! Whitening solution and porcelain veneers. To schedule a consultation, you can call (407) 255-2391 or click Here.