You have a big event coming up, and you want to look your absolute best. Great haircut, check. Fantastic outfit, check. Million-watt smile, not so much.
Your teeth are looking, well, a little tired. It happens with everyday life, and the morning coffee or tea, the red wine with dinner, and even the blueberries you love with your oatmeal all contribute to less than pearly white teeth. Unfortunately, the stains that build up on your teeth contribute to less than a youthful appearance, and nobody wants that! Additionally, studies show that people with whiter smiles are viewed as more trustworthy, friendly, and confident. We all want that!
What can be done to brighten that smile so you feel confident that you look your best, and how quickly can it be done?
Fortunately for you, there are several options when it comes to whitening your teeth. These days you can find many different brands of over-the-counter whiteners in your local drug store. These whitening options can vary significantly in their effectiveness, so do your homework before picking one up for home use. Because the FDA does not regulate home whitening kits, many of them have not undergone objective clinical testing, which means that they may be of questionable safety and effectiveness. The time frame for home whitening kits to reach the maximum level of brightening ranges from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Tooth sensitivity is more widely reported after home whitening kits versus professional dental whitening. Depending on the product you choose, it may be too strong, damaging your teeth and gums, or too weak to be effective. It's a bit of a gamble when attempting the home route for teeth whitening.
Your dentist is the leading choice for fast, effective, and safe teeth whitening. The level of whitening a dentist can provide is unmatched by any of the over-the-counter kits available. Your dentist has the knowledge, skill, and professional products to get your teeth the whitest shade possible in around an hour. When you choose professional dental teeth whitening, you can rest assured you will not have issues with damage to your teeth or gums. And you do not have to deal with the repeated application of messy strips and or gels. That's a massive perk in favor of professional whitening!
The past few years have seen a decrease in professional teeth whitening costs, and it may be much more affordable than you think. If you add up the ease, convenience, and superior whitening ability of treatment in your dentist's office, you may find it is a perfect and economical choice for you. A special occasion may prompt you to look into getting your teeth whitened, but the benefits last far beyond the event and into your everyday life. Call us today at Chamberlain Dental to schedule an appointment to turn up the wattage on your smile. After all, you're worth it!