Why do people whiten their teeth?
Many people with already attractive smiles may wonder what the fascination behind teeth whitening products is. However, there are many individuals who are not satisfied with the whiteness or brightness of their smile.
As people get older, it is natural for teeth to darken. Natural darkening due to age can be compounded by stains from food choices, calcification, and poor health habits. A discolored smile can attract undue and unwanted attention. Even worse, yellowed or stained smiles might discourage a person from smiling altogether, affecting their mental health and the perception they give about themselves to others. You only receive one opportunity to give a first impression. It is important that you convey self-confidence and self-assuredness when you greet people for the first time, and there is no better way to do so than with a big, friendly smile.
What options are there for whitening teeth?
There are a number of options available on the market for teeth whitening, including:
- Whitening toothpaste
- Whitening strips
- Whitening gels and trays
- Whitening mouthwashes
- Whitening gum
In fact, there are so many brands and teeth whitening options available at retail stores that it can be hard to know which one to choose. You might end up spending more money than you wanted to trying each method in an effort to brighten your smile in an effective and lasting way.
What is the most effective way to whiten teeth?
Going with the professionals is always the best bet when it comes to your teeth. Garine Prosthodontics offers both in-office and take-home treatments for teeth whitening. Unlike retail options, teeth whitening at the dental office is highly effective. Since we are trained professionals, we can use processes that are not available on the retail market to take the brightness of your teeth to the next level.
Our in-office treatment offers instant results. Depending on your personal health and circumstances, we may recommend our take-home whitening treatment to supplement and maintain the in-office procedure. Otherwise, our take-home treatment on its own is still highly effective. It simply offers results more gradually.
Is it safe to whiten teeth?
It is safe to whiten teeth. Though some patients may report sensitivity in their teeth following treatment, your health will not be impacted by whitening your teeth. We recommend seeking professional help and care when whitening your teeth so you can be assured that you use the best products and receive optimal care.