What is Teeth Whitening?
It is not uncommon for pearly whites to not be so pearly or white. Teeth can become discolored for many different reasons, such as:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Certain foods or beverages, such as coffee or those foods with high acidity
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
Life happens and it isn’t always for the benefit of our teeth. The good news is that there are teeth whitening procedures that can reduce the stains and return your teeth to the bright white you long for.
In-office, professional whitening is your best option for teeth whitening. Because this treatment takes place under your dentist’s supervision, it contains a stronger bleaching agent than you can get in any store. And, in just one visit, your teeth will be much whiter and brighter.
There are many over-the-counter at-home whitening kits that promise fantastic results, but don’t often deliver them. Your teeth may get a couple of shades whiter, but it often takes several weeks to fully see results.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Having a beautiful white smile is the gold standard in smiles. And, while it may be the biggest benefit of teeth whitening, it’s surely not the only one. When it comes to in-office professional treatments, you will:
- See results immediately
- Get a boost in confidence
- Have thoroughly white teeth - no missed spots
- Enjoy your treatment under the supervision of professionals
- Have a healthier mouth
All in all, teeth whitening can give you a brighter smile and a brighter outlook on life.
Are You a Good Candidate for Whitening?
Just about anyone can reap the benefits of teeth whitening. However, the best candidates will have discolored teeth due to surface stains. Also, those who have healthy teeth and thick enamel are great candidates.
Schedule an appointment with our office to determine if teeth whitening is right for you. If it isn’t, it is important to keep in mind that there are other procedures that will give you the smile you are looking for, such as veneers and dental bonding.