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3 Signs That You Might Need Cosmetic Dentistry

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Having a smile you are proud of is important for your overall well-being. Nobody should be embarrassed by their appearance, especially their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is dental work specifically designed to target the physical appearance of your teeth and gums. This includes fixes for everything from “gummy” smiles to front teeth that are longer than the rest. 

When it comes to finding a dentist you can trust to handle your desired outcomes, look no further than Journal Square Dental. Our team of dental professionals is here to meet all your cosmetic dental needs with our Smile Makeover package, which includes whitening, straightening, and any other necessary procedures to meet your specific dental goals. 

3 Signs You Might Need Cosmetic Dentistry 

Having a nice set of teeth and gums to show off is not only beneficial to your confidence, but can help in professional settings and more. Three signs you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry include: 

You Just Had Restorative Work Done

When dealing with an oral health issue, like gum disease or a tooth infection, your dentist will examine the problem and develop a plan of action. This can involve a tooth extraction, root canal, or other restorative procedures to alleviate your mouth of any rot and decay. The aftermath of restorative dentistry can leave you with misshapen teeth or implants that don’t match the color of your neighboring teeth. 

Restorative dentistry is focused on the status of your oral health and is often done in conjunction with cosmetic work. This will help clean up the recently worked-on area and make sure everything is the same shape and color. Common examples of cosmetic procedures conducted after restorative dentistry include implants, veneers, and gum contouring. 


Even those with healthy teeth and gums can experience discoloration. Sometimes, it’s a result of smoking, while other times it may be due to your daily morning coffee. Discoloration can even be a result of aging. Either way, having yellowed teeth can cause heightened feelings of self-awareness and self-consciousness. If you are looking to specifically target your discolored teeth, the team at Journal Square Dental can help by conducting a professional cleaning, including teeth whitening. 

To maintain the fixed coloration, it’s vital you implement a strong daily maintenance routine, as well as schedule regular appointments with your dentist. 


When your teeth are misaligned or crooked, it can cause more than feelings of embarrassment or vanity. Misaligned teeth, depending on the position and the specific individual’s bite, can cause your other teeth to chip and for you to constantly accidentally bite your cheeks and tongue. Misaligned teeth are easy to fix when you have a dedicated team of dental professionals looking after you. 

Invisalign is a minimally-invasive way to quickly straighten your teeth without the painful and bulky look of braces. 

Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry? A Dedicated Dentist Can Help Today

Journal Square Dental makes your smile our priority. Our goal is to set you up with a small you are eager to show off. Dr. Rickerby, our trusted and experienced dentist, will begin the process by conducting an examination and discussing exactly what you are looking to address. From there, using our Smile Makeover package, our team will begin to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures to get you the results you deserve to feel comfortable and confident. 

For over 25 years now, our team has offered some of the highest quality and patient-centered services available in Jersey City. To see how our Jersey City cosmetic dentistry can best help you today, please call our office at (201) 431-0288 or use our contact form.