A New Smile For The Summer

Fast acting solutions for an attractive new look!

That large ball of brightness in the sky (the sun!) may not last for many days at a time in this country, but, when it appears around this time of year, many of us start to think about the warmer months ahead and what we will be doing during them.

For some, this may mean holidays abroad, others may even be planning a Summer wedding.

Whatever you are considering doing, a little bit of sunshine often makes us want to look our best, and whilst a new wardrobe may help; if we have a dull and unsatisfactory smile, this can undermine our other efforts to look great for the Summer.

Teeth whitening

There are essentially three main cosmetic dental procedures that are commonly used to achieve a Summer smile makeover. The first of these is the most popular, probably due to it being very fast acting whilst still being very affordable for our local patients. The teeth whitening procedures that we offer at The Lodge Dental Suite in Cheshunt should suit all patient’s lifestyles. Whether you choose to have the procedure performed by our dentist within the practice, taking just one hour; or prefer a more relaxed approach whereby the whitening is done at home over a week or two, we are happy to discuss the pros and cons of each with you.

Dental veneers

Another ‘instant’ way to improve the appearance of visible teeth is the use of dental veneers. These are predominantly used when teeth are either badly stained or have suffered visible wear and tear, revealing chips and cracks in the teeth. Our porcelain veneers are manufactured from impressions taken from the prepared teeth, and are produced at a professional dental laboratory to ensure high standards. Instead of whitening the surface of the teeth, they replace the front veneer of the tooth and leave a natural and attractive smile.


Generally speaking, straightening teeth is done over a longer period of time, and, realistically, many people will not have completed their treatment by the time their holidays come around. This is not always the case though and our dental team will be able to advise you of the time it is likely to take to straighten your teeth. It is sometimes possible to straighten teeth in a very short period of time and this is often done using Inman Aligners which can, in some cases, take as little as four to six weeks although up to 16 weeks is more usual.

If you want to look great this Summer, it is likely that, for most patients, a teeth whitening procedure should be very effective. You may also like to consider orthodontics though and have an examination to determine the length of time it would take to get those crooked teeth straight again. You can then use this as a guide to decide when to start your orthodontic treatment.

If you would like a smile makeover for the Summer and live in the Cheshunt or Enfield area, why not call The Lodge Dental Suite and see what we can do for you? Please call us today on 01992 643388 for an appointment.