Are your teeth not sparkling like they once were? Are you not smiling as often because of it? When you don’t feel confident about your smile, there’s a chance that feeling can carry over into other areas of your life. So, it may be time to have your teeth professionally whitened.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
There are multiple factors that can cause your pearly whites to become discolored or yellowed.
- Extrinsic discoloration: Occurs on the outside of the tooth and is primarily caused by smoking or beverages like coffee, tea and red wine.
- Intrinsic discoloration: Happens from inside of the tooth due to infection, tooth trauma, childhood illness, medication and aging.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
There are numerous benefits to having your teeth whitened by a professional vs. using at-home whitening kits. Professional whitening…
Stains are typically caused by eating certain foods, drinking certain beverages, improper brushing techniques and poor flossing habits. Whitening products used by professionals are designed to both lighten and dissolve stains, revealing your sparkling teeth underneath.
Discoloration is most popularly extrinsic and can be caused by multiple factors, including age, eating/drinking habits and smoking. Like with stain removal, professional whitening by a dentist eliminates extrinsic discoloration.
Whitens Teeth Evenly
When you work with a professional to have your teeth whitened rather than use at-home whitening products, you can rest assured knowing that your teeth will be whitened evenly. How? Professionals are able to evenly monitor the application of whitening product on your teeth and will ensure no slipping/sliding of materials happens during the whitening process.
Most professional whitening products not only brighten your smile! They also have active ingredients that are designed to kill the bacteria in your mouth that can cause gum disease and tooth decay.
Boosts Your Self-Esteem
A discolored smile can decrease your confidence and cause you to smile less. When you have a whiter, healthier-looking smile, you’ll start showing off your teeth rather than hide them.
Is a Form of Self-Care
Having a professional whiten your teeth is a form of self-care. How? Not only does it result in improving your self-esteem, it also gives you a chance to sit back, relax and be in the present while a professional takes care of the work for you.
Is Quick and Easy
When you get your teeth professionally whitened in-office, you don’t have to worry about the setup or the cleanup! If you choose to purchase professional whitening products from your dentist that you can take-home, it’s also an easy process as it typically involves using fitted whitening trays that you wear for a set amount of time in your home.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Worth It?
If you’re looking for longer lasting results, professional teeth whitening is the best choice. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.