Do you ever see a movie star’s whiter, brighter smile, and think “I wish I could have a smile like that”? Could it mean a boost in your self-esteem and social ratings? A survey conducted by NCBI claims it may!
“Tooth colour exerts an influence on social perceptions. The results may be explained by negative beliefs about dental decay, such as its link with poor oral hygiene.” (NCBI)
Before you rush out to whiten your teeth, however, you should consider these important tips about teeth whitening.
Is Whitening Right for My Teeth?
Some people may actually want to pump the brakes on teeth whitening if your gums and teeth aren’t in a healthy state right now. Why?
The Whitening Checklist
Before you dive into teeth whitening it never hurts to have a dental checkup that specifically takes into consideration receding gums, dental sensitivity, enamel thickness, tooth decay, and any existing restorations (like crowns, fillings, veneers) to determine how a whitening product might affect them.
When it comes to making an assessment on the condition of your dental discoloration and determining how the stains are effecting your teeth as well as if they are on the tooth’s surface or deep within the tooth itself, it should be left to a Dentist. Knowing this may alter which whitening products and procedures are recommended to best help you achieve the sparkling smile you’re aiming for.
Here are more reasons to seriously consider having your teeth whitened by a dental professional.
At-the-Dentist Whitening vs. At-Home Kits
When you compare at-home whitening systems to ones at the dentist, you will discover quite difference. At-home whitening systems contain merely 3% to 20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides). Comparing that to in-office systems, which are comprised of 15% to 43% peroxide, in-office systems yield a much more powerful solution to help achieve a glamorous white smile.
Additionally, your dentist obviously is better equipped with products that can get teeth whiter and brighter much faster! A dental office can also offer the benefits of advanced technology and tools designed to intensify the whitening process with heat, light, or the combination of both. Ensuring quality, safety, as well as a smile worth investing in!
Everybody craves a dazzling smile that gives them confidence and makes them feel good, right? Our dental team shares this goal and wants to help you reach it.
Although at-home treatments may turn out just fine, there are many reasons to seek the help of our dental professionals. Whitening products used too frequently, used on teeth or gums with existing issues, or applied for too long, could completely backfire on your quest for a better and whiter smile.
So call our fantastic dental team today for a safe and affordable teeth whitening experience that offers you the movie-star smile you’re looking for!
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