“I don’t know about your teenager, but my son takes about 37 selfies a day,” James said. “When I was a kid, there was not this incredible focus on everybody’s appearance. Today though you’ve got to look perfect, or you wind up in a situation where your so-called friends rip you apart. It’s horrible, but as a parent, what are you supposed to do? You want your kid to be confident in themselves.”
James’ son had a few teeth that were irregularly shaped. “He called them his fangs, and he hated them,” James said. “The other kids would make jokes about him being a vampire. Stuff like that. He actually took a nail file and tried to shape his teeth himself.” The nail file route didn’t work, but it was enough to motivate James to take his son to the Quincy dentist. “I didn’t want him to do anything to potentially hurt himself. I figured the dentist who does cosmetic dentistry for adults can do cosmetic dentistry for kids.”
Cosmetic dentistry is any type of dental treatment focused on changing the appearance of one’s teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry treatments include tooth whitening, tooth contouring, and the use of dental implants to replace missing teeth. There are other cosmetic dental procedures as well, including porcelain veneers.
“We went into the Quincy dentist really from a very naive perspective,” James said. “I had no idea what could be done, or if anything could be done, to help my son. What I appreciated was how seriously they took his concern, and they listened to him when he said he was nervous about treatment. Together they came up with a plan that involved tooth contouring to successfully reshape his pointy teeth. He also had a cavity developing that I never even knew about. We had that addressed as well, because his teeth need to be healthy as well as good looking.”