5 Tips for a More Photogenic Smile

Dr. Golia of Golia Dental

Golia Dental is a comprehensive dental practice, but one of our specialties is cosmetic dentistry. We want you to feel good about your teeth, so we offer a wide range of aesthetic treatments to help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Here are some of our best tips for a more photogenic smile.

Consider Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth is an affordable way to make a dramatic difference in your smile. Unfortunately, stained and yellow teeth are part of the natural process of aging, so whitening your teeth can take years off your appearance. With a vibrant white smile, you’ll never want to avoid having your picture taken again!

There are a variety of effective home whitening treatments available these days, but for the best results, choose in-office teeth whitening. The process is faster and professional whitening treatments can achieve a brighter shade of white than the treatments available for home use––up to 10 shades lighter in one hour-long treatment.

Straighten Your Teeth––Without Braces

Braces and invisible aligners are the best option for misaligned teeth that cause bite issues. If your crooked teeth are solely a cosmetic problem, not functional, we can give you a straighter smile without using braces by applying dental veneers.

Our porcelain veneers are carefully fabricated by dental technicians to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. They have the ability to correct minor misalignments that are small enough not to cause bite problems, but big enough to cause you to feel self-conscious.

Fix Chips, Gaps and Uneven Teeth

We have a few potential solutions for teeth with chips, gaps, or uneven sizes. When the issue affects multiple teeth, custom dental veneers are typically the best course of treatment. If a smaller number of teeth are affected, dental bonding is an affordable solution that uses resin to reshape and augment your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns can also be used for this purpose, particularly with a tooth’s damage is both cosmetic and functional.

Be Diligent with Oral Hygiene

It goes without saying that the best way to have a photogenic smile is to take good care of your teeth. That means brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing at least once a day. Schedule your routine dental exams and cleanings with us every six months so we can spot any potential problems before they cause you trouble.

Smile Like You Mean It

Finally, when you’re getting your picture taken, smile. Not a timid, close-lipped smile to hide your teeth––a real, joyful smile. If you’re self-conscious about your teeth, we will work with you to help restore your confidence, but in the meantime, don’t duck out of the frame or turn away when someone pulls out their phone to take a picture.

Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry

Whatever your concern, we have a cosmetic treatment to address it! Contact us today at 203-248-7400 to make an appointment at our Hamden, CT dental office.

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Dr. Golia and his team are dedicated to providing you with superb, personalized care and service from the time you first call, to the time we say good-bye. We are here to serve you and to acquaint ourselves with your needs, your problems, and your hesitations. We treat people, not patients; where experience meets compassion.


2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 1C
Hamden, CT 06518

Phone: 203-248-7400

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Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
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