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If you have checked out the homepage of our website before, you may have noticed that Carolina Smile Design is a cosmetic dentistry office. So what does that really mean and what is the difference between Carolina Smile Design and other general dentist offices in Rock Hill?

Cosmetic dentistry defined

According to Wikipedia, cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile.
At Carolina Smile Design, we consider ourselves cosmetic dentists because of our focus on designing you a beautiful smile. While cosmetic dentistry is a focus, contrary to the Wikipedia definition, our office also cares for the overall health and function of your teeth. We want your smile to look good and be healthy at the same time!

Why the focus on cosmetic dentistry?

If a client understands the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry, the most common question is, “why such a focus on cosmetic?” Our response is pretty straightforward. Confidence. Whether it should be true or not, an individual’s appearance, and in specific their smile, can have a big impact on their self-image and confidence. At Carolina Smile Design we make it our mission to help all of our patients feel better about themselves when they leave our office.
The services we offer reflect that mission, which include teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants and more. These services work together to help us create a cosmetic smile designed to have our patients looking good and feeling good.

What about healthy teeth?

While we call ourselves a cosmetic dentistry office, we are much more than that. When you visit our Rock Hill office we not only take care of your cosmetic needs, we will also pay great attention to the overall health of your teeth and gums. A big key to a long lasting white smile is how healthy the actual teeth and gums are.


Thanks for stopping by to read our January edition blog. We hope this helps you better understand cosmetic dentistry and how and why we focus on it here at Carolina Smile Design. If you’ve never visited us before then please do come in this new year and enjoy a new kind of dental experience.

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