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New year, new smile, right?

As we shed the dust of 2023 and step into the sunshine of 2024, it’s the perfect time to revisit those pearly whites. Whether you dream of sparkling confidence or just want to keep your chompers in tip-top shape, this year can be the one you conquer your dental and smile goals. But before you grab a toothbrush and charge headfirst, let’s strategize! Your dental team at Dentistry at 1818 Market Street is here to help!

Step 1: Know Your Enemy (or Friend, Whatever Works)

The first step to achieving any goal is self-awareness. Take a good, honest look in the mirror. Are your teeth stained from all that coffee? Do you hide your grin because of misaligned teeth? Perhaps you just want to maintain your healthy smile and kick bad habits to the curb. Whatever your situation, acknowledging your starting point gives you a roadmap to success.  We are happy to meet with you at our convenient Center City dentist office to discuss your wants and needs when it comes to your teeth and smile.

Step 2: Craft Your Masterpiece Smile

Now, the fun part! Imagine your ideal smile. Hollywood-bright? Sparkling white? Perfectly straight? Maybe you just want a healthy, pain-free mouth. Whatever your vision, write it down! Put up a picture on your fridge, use a vision board – visualize that grin like it’s your Oscar trophy.  You can bring that description of your dream smile to your next visit to our Philadelphia dental office so we can discuss the steps to make that smile makeover a reality.

Step 3: Choose Your Weapons (the Good Kind)

With your target in sight, it’s time to arm yourself. We offer many dental services in Philadelphia.  This arsenal includes:

  • A Dental Dream Team: Our Philadelphia dentists and hygienists are your allies in this quest. Schedule a checkup and chat with us about your goals. We will assess your oral health, recommend treatments, and cheer you on as you go.
  • Brush, Floss, Repeat: This may seem like a no-brainer, but proper oral hygiene between visits to our center city dental care clinic is the foundation of any smile journey. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and maybe even adding some mouthwash are the daily drills that keep your teeth happy and healthy between routine check up and cleaning appointments in Philadelphia.
  • Diet Detective: Sugar and acidic foods are the enemies of pearly whites. Swap sugary sodas for water, and consider crunchy fruits and veggies (think celery and apples) for natural tooth-cleansing goodness.
  • Say No to Bad Habits: Smoking, chewing ice, and grinding your teeth are all bad news for your oral health. Identify your triggers and find healthy alternatives, like stress-busting exercises or chewing sugar-free gum.  Make an appointment at our Philly dental office to see how we can help support you in kicking your bad habits, like by creating a night guard to protect your teeth from grinding at night.

Step 4: Level Up Your Game (Optional, but Super Cool)

If you’re feeling adventurous, consider some extra-strength weapons:

  • Teeth Whitening: We offer the industry’s best teeth whitening options.  Visit our Philadelphia dentistry office in Center City to find out which teeth whitening system is best for you.  
  • Straighten Up and Fly Right: Misaligned teeth can affect more than just your confidence. Braces, Invisalign aligners, or even cosmetic dentistry like veneers can correct bite issues and give you a smile that shines on the inside and out.  We’re pleased to offer all of these services in our dental office on Market Street Philadelphia.
  • Dental Implants: Missing teeth can be a pain (literally). Dental implants offer a permanent solution, restoring both function and aesthetics.  Our dentists are experienced in dental implants in Philadelphia.

Step 5: Be a Smile Champion (It’s Contagious!)

Remember, reaching your dental goals is a marathon, not a sprint. There will be bumps along the way – a missed flossing session, a sugary treat here and there. Don’t beat yourself up! Forgive, adjust, and keep going.  Celebrate your victories, no matter how small.  Visit us at our dental clinic on Market Street in Center City Philadelphia at least every six months to stay on track, and so we can celebrate along with you.  And encourage others on their smile journeys – positivity is contagious!  

Bonus Tip: Make it fun! Listen to upbeat music while brushing, reward yourself for milestones with a new lip gloss, or turn into a smile detective, researching celebrities with amazing teeth and finding inspiration.  Bring the photos to your next appointment at Dentistry at 1818 Market Street so we can make those dreams a reality.

This year, let’s make 2024 the year our smiles shine brighter than ever with the help of the best Philadelphia dentists. With some planning, effort, and a dash of good old-fashioned fun, Dentistry at 1818 Market Street can help you achieve your dental and smile goals, while you rock a grin that’s contagious, confident, and uniquely you. So, brush, floss, and conquer! Your brightest smile awaits.

Remember: This is just a starting point. Feel free to adapt and personalize these tips to fit your unique needs and goals. And most importantly, have fun on your journey to a happy, healthy smile!  We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment at Dentistry at 1818 Market Street.  If you need to make an appointment, click HERE to fill out our contact form and someone from our Philadelphia dental office will be in touch.