Is it time for a smile makeover?

There are a surprising number of health benefits associated with a happy and healthy smile. Smiling provides a mood boost and helps our bodies release cortisol and endorphins, which work together to drop our blood pressure, improve our stamina, and support our immune system. But what happens when we are dissatisfied with our smile? And when is it time to consider a smile makeover?

If you don’t love your smile, chances are you won’t want to flash those pearly whites when you are out and about. And there are various reasons why you might not feel like smiling or miss the opportunity to smile when it presents itself. Check out this list of four common reasons people either don’t smile or forget to do so.

1. Discolored Teeth

As we get older, our teeth can start to yellow and fade. Though age is a common culprit, so too is the consumption of coffee, tea, caramel-colored sodas, and other dark-colored foods and drinks. Smoking and tobacco use can also cause our teeth to lose their whiteness and brightness.

2. Broken, Chipped, Misshapen, or Crooked Teeth

Similar to the situation with discolored teeth, if you have a broken, chipped, misshapen, or crooked front tooth, you might not want others to see it.

3. Poor Self-confidence

Sometimes people are shy and don’t feel like they can flash a smile to people they don’t know. And if they don’t love their smile to begin with, they’ll be even less likely to give smiling a try.

4. Dissociation Related to Mobile Device Usage

Though smartphones and their other technological marvels offer us conveniences and accessibility that we could never have imagined even a decade ago, these very same devices are attributed to less socialization. When our noses are buried in our phones, we are less likely to personally interact with those around us.

Smile Makeover Options to Consider This Valentine’s Day Season

If any of those above reasons sound like you and you can answer yes to one of the following questions, it might be time to consider a smile makeover.

  • Do you hesitate to smile?
  • Do you feel you could benefit from an increase in self-confidence?
  • Do you want to improve how you present yourself in social or professional situations?
  • Are you ready to move on from any dental imperfections you have?

Though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, it’s never too late to practice some self-care and self-love. And what better way to do so than with a smile makeover customized for you?

Consider these popular cosmetic dentistry smile makeover options.

Teeth Whitening

Perhaps one of the most popular options for those looking for a smile makeover, teeth whitening does exactly what it sounds like. And the Philips Zoom teeth whitening system is not only safe, but it is simple and one of the fastest ways to improve the beauty of your smile. Plus, Philips Zoom is championed by dentists and patients as a pain-free, easy process and is considered one of the best teeth whitening options out there.

Dental Veneers

Stop hiding your smile because of gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can easily mask the imperfections of your teeth, providing you with a more uniform look and an improved, confident, and beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers are thin, customized shells crafted of tooth-colored materials and are applied to the front side of your teeth to hide any imperfections. Veneers have a natural appearance and are increasingly popular because no one will know you have them, except you, your dentist, and those you let in on your smile makeover secret.


You’ve probably heard of or tried Botox for fine lines and wrinkles around your face, but Botox can help with headaches or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain too. When Dr. Cooley Bentz applies a Botox treatment, it relaxes the strained muscles that can lead to facial discomfort. Botox treatment often relieves tension caused by headaches or migraines that are brought on by teeth grinding or unnatural stress on the TMJ due to a misaligned bite.

Schedule a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Cooley Bentz.

If you live or work in the East Norriton, Pennsylvania, area and have been looking for cosmetic dentistry services to get started on your smile makeover, then you have come to the right place. Dr. Cooley Bentz has a unique warmth and personal style of dentistry that has brought generations of patients to her office for care. She’ll be able to assess your smile situation and help you choose the best plan for you that includes any one or a combination of these options or others. So if you are ready to consider a smile makeover in this season of love, now is the time to request an appointment.