Everyone wants a better smile. We think 2024 is the perfect time to make it happen. The month of January is a time when thoughts turn to self-improvement. As your dentist, we’d love to help!

Why not make an appointment for a consultation to discuss your dental goals? Call us today at 909-288-4682 to visit our office in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. In the meantime, see some of the ways you might want to improve your smile:

  • Straighten Crooked TeethStraightening your teeth won’t just make your smile look better, it will also improve your oral health. That’s because crooked teeth can make it tough to brush and floss. So you’ll be more susceptible to cavities and gum disease. Unlike most general dentists, we offer three orthodontic options: standard metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign. The Invisalign system typically straightens teeth in less time than braces. 
  • Stop Smoking – This habit does some pretty awful things to your body, including your smile. If you smoke, you likely suffer from bad breath and chronic dry mouth. You may have teeth that look yellow. And worst of all, you are more prone to gum disease, cavities, lost teeth, and oral cancer. Let us give your mouth a professional cleaning. Then use that fresh feeling as inspiration to give up smoking. 
  • Visit Regularly for Exams and Cleanings – The best way to keep your smile in overall great shape is by seeing us every six months for an exam and cleaning. The exam gives us a chance to spot problems in their earliest stages before they become serious. So your treatment will be easier and less expensive. Regular cleanings help keep problems from occurring in the first place. 
  • Replace Missing Teeth – Missing teeth affect your smile in many ways. The gaps they create make you feel self-conscious. You probably also find it more difficult to eat certain foods. And when you don’t have all your teeth, your other teeth can shift out of place. Fortunately, you’ll find several ways to replace teeth at our office. The gold standard is dental implants, which can be used to replace one tooth or many teeth – even all of them. Implants will prevent the bone loss in your jaw that will occur with other kinds of replacement teeth. 
  • Treat TMJ Problems – If you have a TMJ disorder, you likely experience jaw pain, frequent headaches, and other unpleasant symptoms. Your dentist can fit you for a custom-made mouthguard you’ll wear at night to help your TMJs heal. It will also stop you from grinding your teeth, a habit that can result in dental damage. 

Call Jia Y. Lee, DDS at 909-288-4682 for everything from exams to orthodontics. Let us help you get a better smile in 2024!