Wearing your favorite lipstick may not leave you so thrilled if you smile, only to find you’re showing off yellowish or stained teeth from drinking coffee or drinking wine. Teeth whitening will show off your beautiful pearly whites and save you from the embarrassment of stained teeth. A dental whitening procedure is usually quick and straightforward, and best of all, it doesn’t require any downtime. You also experience immediate gratification, as the whitening is apparent right after the treatment.
Look More Beautiful With Teeth Whitening
For very stained teeth, a series of in-office treatments may be necessary. Some dentists use whitening that requires technology, such as a certain light, to treat the area and cure each tooth. Other whitening services include making special trays fitted specifically for each patient’s teeth and having them take the trays home and wear them at night. A special bleaching gel is inserted in the trays. They can be worn for around 30 minutes to all night long depending on the desired results.
It’s important not to over whiten the teeth, as this can weaken the enamel of the teeth. Whitening should be done on a gradual basis because this will slowly bring the tooth to a whiter color without causing any damage. To keep newly whitened teeth beautiful, it’s also important to avoid excessive coffee or whine drinking. If you happen to be a smoker, consider kicking the habit, as smoking definitely doesn’t do anything positive for the appearance of your teeth and it can lead to an array of dental problems.
Some dental whitening treatments include having a professional whitening service at the dentist’s office and then complementing these treatments by applying a whitening solution to your teeth at home with dental trays made by your dentist. Having your teeth whitened can boost your entire appearance, as it can take years off your smile and add a more radiant overall look to your face. You will also feel more confident with whiter teeth and can show off your smile to the world.
Before choosing a dentist to perform teeth whitening, make sure they have performed many similar treatments before. You may ask to see a portfolio of before and after pictures of satisfied patients. These pictures can be helpful when deciding if you should obtain services from this dentist. Never be afraid to ask for patient testimonials or before and after photos. Also, keep in mind that while you want your smile to look whiter, it should never look unnatural. Teeth that are over-whitened don’t look natural and can actually look very artificial and unattractive.
Teeth may become sensitive after having them whitened, so it’s a good idea to avoid excessively hot or cold drinks afterwards. Keep teeth clean and well cared for by brushing and flossing twice a day. Sometimes dentists will apply a topical numbing solution to your teeth before applying the in-office whitening treatment to minimize any pain or sensitivity that whitening the teeth can cause. Overall, whitening treatments are a quick and effective solution to gaining a more radiant smile.
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