Many of us are always looking for ways to improve. All of us want to be better in a variety of ways but one of the most vexing things for many people, and one that most others notice, is a winning smile. For those of us who drink coffee, red wine, soda, tea, and other drinks that can stain our teeth in long-lasting ways, trying to get that brilliant white smile can be challenging. Oftentimes, whitening toothpastes and at-home whitening treatments just won’t cut it.
Does It Even Matter If My Teeth Are White?
Unfortunately, in a vanity-obsessed society, a person’s teeth are one of the characteristics they are judged on. White teeth signify good hygiene and attention to detail. Additionally, a more confident smile will make you look better in photos and allow you to flash a full-mouthed smile when you laugh. For many, white teeth are one of the easiest confidence boosters that can be quickly and safely accomplished when conducted in a dental office.
What Is the Process for Tooth Whitening?
Some people embark on tooth whitening processes by beginning with toothpastes that promise a whiter smile but do little in the way of noticeable results. They then progress into using at home whitening trays and whitening strips which may help, but don’t have a great track record of keeping your teeth white. The only verifiable, safe way to whiten teeth noticeably and keep them white is through a whitening procedure at the dentist’s office under the supervision of a dentist or dental professional.
In just one visit we can help you get your teeth up to eight shades whiter, a noticeable difference. The dentist will apply a guard for your gums and then apply a gel which helps get teeth whiter. Over the course of the treatment, the dentist may rinse off the gel and reapply it if needed or if desired for a particular result. If a person is rushed, it can be done in a single two hour appointment.
Isn’t $300 or More Expensive for a White Smile?
Some may think of $300 or more as expensive, but engaging a personal trainer, buying a new wardrobe, taking a class, or most other things people do to improve themselves are often more expensive and less long lasting than professional teeth whitening.
What Should I Do If I Want Whiter Teeth?
Call our office located in Newbury Park today to discuss options for professional teeth whitening including when an optimal time may be before a big meeting, a vacation, or other event when you need to look your best. Let our dental professionals at Newbury Dental Group help you show your new, beautiful smile to your friends, family, and colleagues.