You only get one shot at a first impression.
Your smile is a crucial feature. Nothing creates a great first impression like a brilliant, friendly smile. Dental defects and stained teeth can cause many folks to hesitate to smile or even hide their smile. This puts a serious damper on your confidence and reduces your chances of making a positive first impression.
Teeth whitening is efficient and affordable. It can be a great first step toward improving the beauty of your smile. This treatment is purely aesthetic and produces no physical impact on your health. It will; however, build your confidence to interact freely in business and social settings.
What are the options?
There are a few options for teeth whitening. Dr. Dempsey is an expert in these options and will help you determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Some of these options include:
Professional whitening conducted at the dentist’s office – We highly recommend this option for a couple of reasons. This option provides the benefits of professional help and advice. Also, this option will produce the most obvious and immediate results. If you need to get several shades whiter within a short period of time, this is the best choice for you. This can be perfect for an important job interview, a high school reunion, or other quickly approaching social engagements. You can make one visit to your dentist and walk with teeth that are several shades white.
Teeth whitening gels and trays – This option has the main benefit of being cheaper for your budget. On the downside, the results are generally less obvious and certainly not seen as quickly. In addition, there are fewer tray sizes available, so you are more likely to experience discomfort to your mouth and gums because of trays that do not exactly fit your mouth.
Teeth whitening strips – These are generally easy to use and effective. However, they also carry the disadvantage of slower results.
Teeth-whitening toothpaste – While these products tend to be advertised as teeth whitening, it should be noticed that they are normally a simple polishing treatment.
No matter what you choose, there are no permanent whitening treatments. These treatments will produce a bright smile that can be a positive benefit in many scenarios.
These treatments can provide effective help if your teeth have become discolored by the normal aging process, by staining, or by chemical damage from something such as smoking. It is certainly a great way to make a positive difference in your smile for a reasonable cost.