Beyond cosmetic – the benefits of cosmetic dentistry that go beyond smile aesthetics

In addition to improving the aesthetics of your smile, cosmetic dentistry can bring about numerous other benefits, including improved self-confidence, better oral hygiene, and the motivation to maintain your new smile. We explore some of these below in more detail….

Better oral hygiene

Healthy teeth are much easier to take care of. Unnatural gaps in your teeth (which can be tackled with orthodontic treatment and veneers) attract food particles and are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria such as plaque and tartar. Once these have been dealt with, brushing and flossing is much more effective in removing this unwanted debris and bacteria. Many people find that once they have a healthier smile, they have a greater incentive to keep it that way.

Improved self-confidence

If you are unhappy with your smile, this will inevitably have an impact on your emotional wellbeing. You may also find that you stop smiling as much for fear of others seeing imperfections such as unsightly gaps, discolouration, or damaged teeth. Smiling releases chemicals called endorphins that are responsible for making you feel good, so when you repress your desire to smile, you’re also indirectly suppressing your body’s natural way of making you feel good day-to-day.

Improved function

Some dental ailments, for example a crooked smile, poor bite, or cracked teeth can impair functions such as eating and speaking. You may have had to amend your diet due to this, restricting particular foods that you might enjoy, which can be a further contributing factor to poor emotional wellbeing. Cosmetic dentistry will restore impaired functions and prevent any further damage from occurring.

Cosmetic treatments we offer here at Cornerhouse

  • Tooth whitening – bespoke treatment to improve the shade of your teeth.
  • Veneers – solution for tackling widely spaced teeth and to repair cracked and damaged teeth.
  • Micro-abrasion – known as ‘the facial for teeth’, micro-abrasion can tackle surface staining via tiny ‘exfoliating’ particles.
  • Root canal treatments – treatment to remove an infection at the centre of the tooth.


If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments here at Cornerhouse, please do not hesitate to contact us.