For some patients, concerns about tooth decay or tooth loss are the main concern. However, for others, they are primarily concerned with the way their smile appears when others take notice. If this describes you, it may be time you delve into the details of cosmetic dentistry. This area of dental care addresses esthetic problems, from yellowing and chips to cracks and tooth shape. Allow us to clue you in to some signs that you may be ready for cosmetic care.

Sign #1: You Hide Your Smile

Patients often hide their smiles throughout the day as a result of dissatisfaction and embarrassment. If you feel self-conscious about your smile and cover it by holding your hand in front of your teeth, reaching for a nearby object, or trying to keep yourself from smiling, you should speak with us about cosmetic dentistry treatments that may be right for you.

Sign #2: You Avoid Certain Situations

Have you ever said no to a blind date, chosen to avoid seeking out a particular promotion, backed out of a party, or otherwise because you feel embarrassed about the way your smile looks? If so, it is likely time you discover more about how cosmetic dentistry can improve your confidence.

Sign #3: You Know What You Would Change

If we were to ask what you would change about your smile given the option – and you know exactly what you dislike about your smile (such as discoloration or chips) – this may be a sign that it’s time to visit us for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. We will speak with you about options for customizing your smile.


At Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest, your dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, CA  and all surrounding locations. To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (951) 776-9001.