Statistics show that at least a third of the people you meet will notice the condition of your teeth before anything else. Another data set reflects that the appearance of your ivories can have an impact on the success of your career. If you have annoying teeth stains, you could be missing out on making the types of impressions you’d like. Thankfully, there is a solution – teeth whitening. Learn about its benefits as you read on!
Why Your Toothbrush Isn’t Working
If you’ve been brushing vigorously, attempting to remove teeth stains – only to see no results, then teeth whitening is the remedy you’ve been looking for. The reason your toothbrush hasn’t delivered results is that stains can become embedded in your enamel (the hard, outer layer of the teeth) over time, which can only be removed through a chemical reaction.
The Difference Teeth Whitening Makes
A professional teeth whitening plan designed by your dentist uses powerful bleaches to penetrate into the enamel and lift the lingering stains. The dentist will provide you with custom-designed whitening trays, a professional-strength gel and special instructions on how to administer the treatment at home.
Here are some of the advantages of using the home whitening method:
- You’ll be able to complete the process in the comfort of your home.
- In just two weeks, you’ll see noticeable results, with the appearance of your teeth brightening by as much as three-to-five shades.
- By receiving professional, take-home whitening, you can also avoid wasting time with over-the-counter options that utilize inferior ingredients.
How to Maintain Your Results
Once your teeth are whitened, you don’t want to compromise your results. Thus, you should avoid such items as tea, coffee, wine, tomato sauce and other heavily pigmented products.
An option you can consider is to use a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages. It also helps to drink plenty of water afterwards to aid in flushing your mouth.
A final way to enjoy longer-lasting results is to practice excellent oral hygiene. By brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis, you can remove any debris that could eventually cause teeth stains.
A New Year, A New Smile
If one of your goals for the new year is to have an impressive smile, then teeth whitening is a simple yet effective way to make it happen. Simply reach out to your cosmetic dentist to schedule a visit today!
About the Author
A graduate of Marquette University, Dr. Richard A. Cea has over 25 years of experience practicing dentistry. Still, he remains just as passionate about seeing patients smile with confidence as he was when he first entered the dental profession. Along with taking countless hours of continuing education to broaden his knowledge, Dr. Cea maintains professional affiliation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He helps patients brighten their teeth with at-home whitening at Springs Dental Care, and he can be reached for more information through his website.