New Year, New Smile!


New Year, New Smile!

The new decade has arrived and has brought forth the yearly resolutions we all seek to follow.

Whether your resolution is to become more active, have a healthier diet, or to they are all beneficial to your wellbeing. Why not make this the year to finally improve your smile? The new year is a time for fresh beginnings! If you are ready increase your confidence by enhancing your smile but aren’t sure where to start, look no further.

Smith Dental Care in Tyler, TX offers several options for cosmetic dentistry, where we specialize in improving the appearance of your smile. Whether you want a whiter, brighter smile or need to straighten things up, we have options just for you.

If you are dealing with stained teeth as a result of diet, aging, or tobacco use, then teeth whitening would be a great option for you. A special whitening gel is applied to the teeth and an intensified light is used to activate the whitening ingredients. This whitening procedure provides dramatic results in 1 ½ hours, and we can also provide whitening trays so you can continue the treatment at home.

If you have crooked or gapped teeth, you might consider Invisalign to help straighten your teeth. Invisalign utilizes custom clear aligners that are removed during meals. This is a great alternative to traditional metal braces, as there are no brackets or wires to deal with. You can have a straighter smile in as little as 12 months!

If you suffer from cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers might be right for you. Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain placed over the front surface of the teeth to truly transform the look of your smile. It is important to know that these veneers are not like crowns, in that they do not cover the entire tooth and do not protect from gum disease or tooth decay.

The options don’t end there. To learn more about all our cosmetic dentistry services including bridges, crowns, and bonding, please call Smith Dental Care at 903-730-6354 or click here to schedule an appointment.

Invisalign vs Smile Direct Club

Looking to upgrade your smile but don’t know if you should go to your local dentist or try one of the at home aligner systems? At Smith Dental Care, we are here to make sure you are fully informed before you make any smile-altering decisions.


Yes, Smile Direct Club is less expensive than Invisalign largely because it is based online with virtual dentists. Invisalign gives patients the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with their local Tyler dentist, providing a hands-on approach as you’re on your way to achieving a beautiful smile.

Alignment Trays

Trays and retainers are the most important part of the process since they are the tools used to adjust your teeth. While both Invisalign and Smile Direct Club both offer clear retainers that you replace every couple weeks, only Invisalign can offer retainers that guarantee the smile you want. Your Invisalign retainer snaps into place onto the tooth attachments, which are placed by your dentist, holding your aligners in place. These attachments help the dentist control how much your teeth shift and adjust, meanwhile the lack of tooth attachments with the Smile Direct Club retainer allows it to slide around your teeth, leading to incorrect shifting.

The Final Outcome

With Invisalign, your licensed professional dentist is able to adjust your smile plan as you go, working with you so you can achieve the best end result possible.

Be mindful when considering clear retainers because your dental history could have a huge effect on the outcome as well.  Invisalign makes sure to take your dental history into account when creating your smile plan and keeps a close eye on your teeth as you go through the process.

Schedule An Invisalign Consultation Today!

You don’t have to take something this important into your own hands when your Smith Dental Care professionals are here to help! Contact us today to schedule your appointment so we can get you on your way to the smile you deserve!

Want Teeth Whiter than Snow?

December is the time of year that families and friends get together before the start of the New Year, so what better reason to make sure you’re prepared for those dreaded holiday pictures? Teeth whitening may not have been the first option you considered adding to your Christmas list, but everyone could benefit from a brighter smile. Having a whiter smile is a confidence booster and makes the patient more comfortable with his or her smile, especially when a smile is worth a thousand words. You don’t want to look back on your holiday photos wishing you had whiter teeth, so allow Smith Dental to help you look your best for the New Year.

Teeth whitening from our dentist office in Tyler, Texas works in a multitude of ways. Depending on the goal of the patient, you have the option to whiten the inside and/or outside of your teeth. Whitening the outside, or Extrinsic whitening, is as simple as removing unwanted stains, but whitening the inside of your teeth involves a different process. The intrinsic whitening procedure starts off letting the tooth soak up hydrogen peroxide, usually in a gel form, which helps lift the yellow discolored feature from the inside of the tooth. By using an intensified light, Smith Dental located in Tyler, Texas can whiten your teeth in our office within 1 ½ hours. If you would like to continue whitening your teeth over a longer time period, we can send you home with whitening gel and trays that will last you for up to 2 weeks.

Capture the attention of everyone in the room with a brighter smile this holiday season. It only takes one visit to Smith Dental in Tyler, Texas to achieve the smile you deserve. Allow Smith Dental Care to help you look your best for your holiday photos and welcome in the New Year with a whiter smile.

If you are interested in professional teeth whitening, or an in-home teeth-whitening kit, contact the Tyler, TX dentists at Smith Dental Care. We can schedule a consultation where our friendly cosmetic dentists will develop a custom treatment plan to get you a dazzling smile