There is nothing wrong with the desire to have a healthy, beautiful smile. Modern cosmetic dental treatments make it possible for almost everyone to have that bright smile they have always wanted.

When it comes to dental care, most people focus on eliminating pain and improving their oral health. It is difficult to think about anything else when you have a painful cavity. But cosmetic dentistry and preventative dentistry go together, well, like Ken and Barbie, movies and popcorn, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter and jelly.

That is, in addition to giving you a wonderful smile, cosmetic dentistry offers several health benefits as well. James W. Mellert, DDS and Associates, your family dentist in Torrance, offers the many benefits of cosmetic dentistry.

Increased Confidence

Cosmetic dentistry treatments are designed to help improve your smile. They help you have healthy looking teeth, which enhances your looks and makes you feel amazing about yourself.

Look Younger

Yes, this is indeed true. Cosmetic dentistry can help you look younger than you are. Discoloration and dental erosion are common effects of aging, but these minor issues are easily corrected with dental treatments.

By correcting these issues, you can look years younger.

Headache Relief

Misaligned teeth can cause headaches that can get quite severe. In fact, a bite that is not normal for whatever reasons can cause headaches.

Enhanced Career

The only thing that could be holding you back from that promotion and raise at work is the fact you never smile. If you are embarrassed by your smile, you cannot achieve your goals in life because you are tarnishing your personality.

Cosmetic dentistry gives you a brilliant smile that you are proud to show off at work. And believe us, people will notice.

Improved Appetite

Teeth that are chipped, cracked, misaligned and decayed can make it difficult to chew. By getting rid of these problems, eating becomes pleasurable once again.

Stable Teeth

Over time, dental problems can compromise the durability of your teeth. Cosmetic treatments such as crowns and resin bonding help to strengthen teeth and prevent dental fractures and the pain and suffering that comes with it.

Reduce Risk for Disease

If your teeth are cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged, they are going to be more vulnerable to decay. And decayed teeth puts you at a higher risk for other serious dental problems like periodontal disease.

Getting your teeth fixed will reduce your risk of gum disease and other oral health problems.

Less Stress

If you have to give a presentation at work or interact with people at a party, you might get stressed out if you are unhappy with your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry improves the look of your smile, which increases your confidence and happiness in return. A person who is confident and happy will have reduced stress.


More and more dental practitioners have chosen to offer cosmetic dental treatments. And as technology moves forward and more professionals offer these services, cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more affordable.

For more information about cosmetic dentistry, contact James W. Mellert.