Do you look in the mirror and find yourself fixating on the imperfections in your smile, namely noticeable discoloration or deep staining? Is it hard to smile confidently, or even to speak candidly with friends, without wanting to hide your teeth? Over time, staining of the teeth is nearly inevitable. That is because foods, drinks, and tobacco products can all lead to discoloration, some much faster than others. Fortunately, it is totally possible to reverse staining and to create a dazzling smile, and professional teeth whitening, which is sometimes called teeth bleaching, can likely help!
Looking for Dramatic Results?
If you want to lighten the teeth by several shades, professional teeth whitening is a great option. That is because professional whitening is designed to create visible results, fast, by using whitening agents that are safe for the teeth’s enamel, yet effective. In fact, many patients are able to enjoy smiles lightened by up to eight shades, when they choose professional treatment.
Over-the-counter products, on the other hand, are often meant to only slightly lighten teeth. Many also require extended use to show results, whereas professional whitening through a cosmetic dentist can usually be completed in a few weeks or less.
Want to Protect Those Pearly Whites?
Of course, if you do opt for professional teeth whitening, you will want to help keep your teeth shiny and bright. Fortunately, you can do this by limiting acidic and staining beverages like sodas, dark teas and coffee. You should also avoid tobacco products, which are likely to cause significant discoloration.