Do you frequently find yourself staring in the mirror, wondering when your smile started to look so deeply stained, or if there is anything that can be done about it? In fact, have you already tried several over-the-counter products you have seen advertised on TV, only to be disappointed that you’re still embarrassed by grey or yellow-looking teeth? Professional tooth whitening is a great solution for people looking to dramatically brighten their smiles. So whether you are gearing up for a wedding, graduation, or just ready to feel confident about your pearly whites, why not find out what professional tooth whitening could do for you?
If you notice that your smile isn’t as bright as it used to be, then teeth-whitening may be the first thing that comes to mind. However, before you choose to undergo treatment, you should make sure that it’s the most appropriate solution by asking your dentist a few questions first. To ensure the most successful results, your dentist will perform a careful examination to determine the cause of your teeth stains, and then discuss whether or not teeth-whitening is the best option.
How do I know if tooth whitening will work?
Professional teeth-whitening is popular for two reasons; it’s convenient, and it’s highly effective. To ensure that it’s effective, however, your dentist will first diagnose the type of stains affecting your teeth. Teeth-whitening is most effective on the stains that develop on the surface of your teeth, known as extrinsic stains. If yours develop underneath your tooth’s surface, then a more appropriate treatment may be necessary.
Will my teeth stay bright for life with professional tooth whitening?
While tooth whitening is effective, your teeth may stain again over time. However, you can prolong the results of your treatment by keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Be sure to brush at least twice every day and floss at least once, and to attend regular checkup and cleaning appointments to hinder the development of teeth stains. Good hygiene and preventive dental care will also help you prevent more serious issues, like tooth decay, that are often the cause of internal tooth discoloration that can’t be addressed with teeth-whitening.
Were You Unhappy with Over-the-Counter Whitening Products?
While there are numerous dental care products, from toothpastes to chewing gums, that mention brightening teeth, many are only designed to gradually lighten teeth. Most do so through extended periods of use, and even so, only by a few shades.
Fortunately, professional tooth whitening is able to lighten teeth by up to eight shades, and often in only a few weeks. This makes it a great option for people with major events coming up, where they’d like to have great-looking smiles to show off.
Don’t Settle for a Discolored, Stained Smile
If you are tired of feeling insecure because of the color of your teeth, talk to your dentist about how professional cosmetic treatment could help. Even permanent stains can often be addressed quickly through treatments like porcelain veneers. So there really is no reason to settle where your smile is concerned, when your cosmetic dentist could help.
Ready to give your smile a refresh with tooth whitening?
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