The new year is a perfect time to take a look at what you’ve done over the past year and to make a plan for how you will improve your life in the upcoming year. Many people make the same resolutions year after year — things like “save more money” or “lose weight” are most common, but unfortunately, they’re often forgotten by the time March rolls around. But this year, why not do something different? Make a resolution that you can actually accomplish — make the commitment to improve your smile with the help of a Vancouver dentist with more than 30 years of experience. Find out how to start off your new year with a new smile with the help of Hazel Dell Dental Care.

Cosmetic DentistryVisit the Dentist for More Than Just Cleanings

Most people only visit the dentist when they have to. They go in order to get their bi-annual cleanings done, and when they have a problem like a broken tooth or a toothache. But, there’s so much more that Hazel Dell can do for you! If you have teeth that are discolored, crooked, or have large gaps between them, we can help! Often in just a few visits you can achieve a whiter smile, straighter teeth, or fix any number of other cosmetic problems.

Why Fixing Cosmetic Issues Is Important

Many people put off fixing cosmetic issues for a variety of reasons. Maybe they’re too busy, or they’re concerned about the amount of time it will take. Perhaps because it’s only cosmetic, they don’t feel that it’s that’s much of a priority. The truth is, your smile is very important — it’s the first thing that people notice about you. And, if you’ve gotten used to hiding your smile or not smiling at all, you might be giving the wrong first impression. 

Fixing your smile isn’t just about how others see you, it affects how you feel about yourself. If you’re self-conscious about problems with your teeth it can have a negative effect on your self-esteem. By correcting those problems, you’re likely to be more approachable, outgoing, and even happier.    

Most goals and resolutions can be quite difficult to achieve when you consider the time commitment and effort involved, but improving your smile is really quite simple. Here are just a few of the ways that Hazel Dell can help you. 

Teeth Whitening

You put your teeth through a lot. Coffee in the morning and afternoon, red wine with dinner, and  tea before bed — all of these drinks stain teeth beyond the help of regular brushing. Foods like tomatoes, berries, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar are also known for causing your teeth to discolor. Before you run to the store to buy one of those over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, there’s something you should know. Many of the kits you can buy at your local grocery or drug store aren’t nearly as effective as the teeth whitening treatment performed by your Vancouver dentist. If you want the safest and most effective results in less time, having your dentist whiten your teeth is the best option. 

Porcelain Veneers

Are you looking for a long-lasting solution to fix broken, chipped, or discolored teeth? You might want to consider getting porcelain veneers. Veneers are custom-made, highly-durable, thin pieces of porcelain that are glued directly over the front of your teeth. Once applied, they are stain-resistant and don’t require any special maintenance. Veneers can be an affordable way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile for many years to come. 


Have you always wished for picture-perfect teeth that are straight and beautiful? Sure, you could always get braces, but most adults would rather forego the discomfort and unsightly appearance of wire braces. Today, there’s a better way to fix gaps and minor alignment issues without anyone knowing that you’re doing it — it’s called InvisalignⓇ and it’s changing the way people get their teeth straightened. 

InvisalignⓇ invisible aligners are made out of a thin, clear plastic that is custom-molded to fit your mouth. Every few weeks you’ll receive a new aligner that is made to gently move your teeth into the desired position. With InvisalignⓇ, you won’t have to worry about having to discuss your teeth-straightening goals with everyone you meet because they won’t even know you’re doing it. You also don’t have to bother with the pain and discomfort of metal braces or have to worry about getting food stuck in them. InvisalignⓇ aligners straighten your teeth gently over time, and allow you the freedom of being able to remove them for easy cleaning, whenever you wish.   

Smile More This Year

January may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until next year to make improving your smile your New Year’s resolution. At Hazel Dell, a Vancouver dentist that people have trusted for more than 30 years, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic procedures that can give you the bright and straight teeth you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to request an appointment. 

Looking for a Vancouver dentist for general dentistry care including cleanings, dentures, fillings. and extractions? Learn more about Dr. Kelstom and our team on our about us page. We are dedicated to making your visit with us as anxiety-free and pain-free as possible. Check out what our customers have to say about us on our reviews page and then visit our services overview page to learn about all of the ways we can help you!