The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

January 30, 2020

Many potential things can affect how we feel about the way that we look. For many people, it is their smile, and more specifically their teeth that give them the greatest cause for concern. You may not realize it, but one of the first things that you notice about someone is likely to be their smile and their teeth. As a key feature of our faces, our teeth can be very difficult to hide as eating, drinking and even talking exposes them. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, this can have a significant impact on your ability to interact with people around you. This is because many people who dislike the way that their teeth look will go out of their way to try and avoid showing them. This could mean covering your mouth with your hand when you smile or talk, or even skipping social situations. Fortunately, there are cosmetic dental treatments that can improve and enhance the appearance of your smile. By far the most popular is teeth whitening. 

 

What is teeth whitening?

If you aren’t already aware, teeth whitening is the most common elective dental treatment in the world. In fact, around 14% of U.S. adults have already had some form of professional teeth whitening. The process involves pasting a special chemical substance onto the teeth, which is then activated using a special light. This triggers a chemical reaction that breaks up stains and discoloration and lightens the overall shade of your teeth. Most patients require many sessions, but find that after, they can achieve a brighter and whiter smile. 



What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

As you may realize already, there are a variety of benefits associated with professional teeth whitening. These include, but aren’t limited to the following:
 

A more attractive smile. We all want to appear attractive and desirable, and great teeth can influence whether we are successful in this endeavor. Research suggests that as many as 80% of people would turn down a second date with someone due to bad teeth. You could make yourself more desirable by achieving whiter teeth. 

 

Improved confidence. You cannot underestimate the power of confidence, both in your personal and professional lives. When you feel confident, it shows and draws other people to you like a magnet. It can also give you the push you needed to progress to bigger and better challenges – be them at work or at home! 

 

Look younger and healthier. Our teeth naturally darken with age. This occurs because the softer, middle layers of the teeth become darker as we get older, and since enamel is translucent, this manifests as our teeth getting darker. When you choose whitening, not only will your smile look healthier, but it will also look considerably younger. 

 

Safe for your teeth. Understandably, many people have concerns about undergoing the whitening process, believing that it could leave their teeth sensitive or damaged. However, when carried out by a trained and experienced professional, teeth whitening is extremely safe and low risk. 

 

If you would like to discover more about the benefits of teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment to discuss this service with our expert dental team, please contact our offices. 

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