Cosmetic Dentistry is the New Lipstick

As the trend of wearing face masks has swept across the globe, lipstick and lip gloss sales have fallen. Sure, it can be fun to express yourself with bright colors, but lipstick can easily rub off on face masks.

And, honestly, that’s only one more reason on an ever-growing list of reasons to invest in cosmetic dentistry.

Why Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a growing market where you can improve your facial aesthetics, as well as the appearance of your teeth and gums.

Simply put, we’ve found a more permanent and effective way to highlight our smiles, thanks to cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry may sound like overkill compared to applying some lipstick. But in reality, cosmetic dentists can do a lot to enhance your smile without being very invasive.

Today we’ll focus on two of the most popular: teeth whitening and veneers.

Teeth Whitening

Rather than focusing on lips, maybe it’s time to give those pearly whites some love…especially if they’re not very white anymore.

Professional teeth whitening is an excellent way to show off your smile, and the effects won’t rub off when you wear a mask!

During the pandemic, many of us have discovered a love for our Keurig machines and an evening glass of Cabernet. Unfortunately, red wine and coffee do a number on our teeth. They tend to leave them yellowed and that makes us smile less.

That’s why now’s the perfect time to have a dentist whiten your teeth. It can improve your confidence and that could lead to improved well-being overall.

And, if you do decide to rock some lipstick once the days of masks are over. Bright white teeth look better next to every lipstick color.


Not everyone is born with teeth in perfect alignment. Some of us don’t like how our teeth are shaped, and whitening them won’t fix that. Veneers, however, can.

Veneers are thin ceramic shells a cosmetic dentist bonds directly to your teeth. They can provide a shapely, bright white smile almost instantly.

In the past, some veneers looked incredibly fake, and that turned some people off to them. But today’s veneers have a more translucent quality. This keeps them looking natural beside your other teeth.

And veneers don’t merely solve cosmetic problems; they can help with other common issues too. Veneers can help with worn enamel as well as natural wear and tear. If you grind your teeth or have a chip, veneers can fix it.

They can even help fix minor misalignment issues, making them an excellent alternative to other orthodontic procedures.

Even if you only get them for cosmetic reasons, you can rest assured veneers will have much more of an impact on your smile than any shade of lip gloss could.

Final Thoughts

We may not be wearing lipstick like we once were, thanks to face masks. But after thinking about it, lipstick is not the only way to make our smiles pop.

Cosmetic dentistry has more staying power.

Teeth whitening or veneers are both bound to improve your appearance. They’re also far more permanent and don’t require you to continually reapply.

And, at least in the case of veneers, they can help with health issues, like worn enamel.

Cosmetic dentistry can do far more for your smile. Give Dr. Arnold a call to learn exactly how we could help you!

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