Bleaching or Whitening your teeth
It’s safe to say that teeth whitening is the most popular and requested cosmetic dental procedure today.
The foods and drinks we consume (especially red wine, coffee, tea, and soda), daily habits (such as smoking and the use of tobacco products), everyday wear and tear (from biting, chewing, and grinding), and the natural aging process all take a toll on the brightness of our smiles. Teeth whitening is an affordable and speedy way to correct the dullness, discoloration, and stains you see in your smile when you look in the mirror.
With the endless amount of over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, it may seem silly to have your teeth professionally whitened. Dr. James Fondriest, a cosmetic dentist in Lake Forest, Illinois, wants to warn you against using these products. With over-the-counter teeth whitening systems, you don’t know what you’re getting and how your smile will respond to treatment.
Dr. Fondriest has another piece of advice, as well. In a world where it’s common for cosmetic dentists to offer in-office teeth bleaching, Dr. Fondriest is always asked why he does not offer it to his patients. The answer is simple: Because in-office bleaching brightens teeth primarily by dehydration rather than stain removal, the benefits are short lived and must be followed up with tray bleaching to actually whiten the organic colorants in your teeth. Due to the lack of actual color removal and the possible negative side effects, such as gum tissue and pulp irritation, Dr. Fondriest does not offer or recommend in-office teeth bleaching.
To freshen your appearance with a whiter, brighter smile, Dr. Fondriest offers at-home teeth bleaching that provides dramatic and efficient results. Stay tuned for more information about this top-notch way to whiten your smile.
Before a job interview, many people get a haircut and maybe a manicure. They buy a new suit and some quality resume paper. Consider, however, that the first thing people notice about you is your eyes – and the second is your smile. Beyond brushing your teeth, flossing, and chewing gum or squirting breath spray, what do you do to freshen up your smile before a job interview?
You might be interested to know, a study by Kelton Research found, job candidates who had their teeth whitened before an interview were more likely to land the job. Even better, they were often offered a higher rate of pay!
In the current economy, finding a job is hard. Getting a great salary is even harder. If you’re preparing for success, call Lake Forest Dental Arts for a teeth whitening visit. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest offers a few solutions for teeth whitening, and he’ll help you determine which is best for your teeth.