While it’s true that you should never judge a book by its cover, a smile is ultimately what shapes others’ perception of us. Dental professionals note that a individuals with brighter, whiter teeth are assumed to be more friendly, more healthy, and more successful. On the other hand, patients report that having a whiter smile gives them the confidence to approach new situations and challenges. Thus, it’s no surprise that teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment requested. As a quick and effective way to boost overall well-being, teeth whitening provide patients with the power to make the brightest impression.
Professional Teeth Whitening VS. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
For those seeking to brighten their smile, there are countless options, including professional teeth whitening and over-the-counter teeth whitening. While over-the-counter methods prove to work for some cases, dentists encourage patients to approach this option with caution. First, because over-the-counter versions are limited in strength, they require more time to whiten teeth. Second, for methods that incorporate the use of strips, patients should be aware that the strips are a “one size fits all.” This means that a portion of the strip may rest against the gums and irritate them.
Professional teeth whitening is not only monitored by dentists, it is more effective and far less time consuming. Your dentist works with you beforehand, developing a customized teeth whitening “plan” to help you reach the shade that you desire. Professional whitening also protects against irritation, because whitening trays are designed to fit the shape and size of your teeth, so that the whitening solution doesn’t come in contact with sensitive gum tissues.
Take Control Of Your Smile!
When your smile is brighter, people respond to you differently. In fact, a whiter smile implies that you are in control and more capable in your personal and professional life. Are you ready to take control of your smile?
Dr. C Family Dentistry is Spokane Valley’s modern and contemporary dental practice, with a full menu of cosmetic dental solutions to help you enjoy a more confident and attractive smile. If you are considering teeth whitening, we invite you to call us today. Without question, your image, attitude, and overall well being will be enhanced with a whiter, brighter smile.
Posted on behalf of Dr. C Family Dentistry