Every one wants a Hollywood smile and with good reason. After all, a smile affects your relationships and has a lasting impression on your self image. When your smile is bright and beautiful, you are more likely to use it. For many patients, creating a smile that makes you feel more confident is simply a matter of getting their teeth whitened.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Coffee, tea, wine, dark foods, and age are the main causes of teeth staining. They can cause everything from a slight yellowing of the teeth to dark spots, which can cause feelings of embarrassment or self-consciousness.
The current methods of whitening teeth range from using a store-bought kit to custom-made kits. There are also in-office whitening options for a quicker, more intensive and lasting result.
With in-office whitening, a gel is placed on your teeth. Depending on the system being used, a special heat light or a laser is then used to activate the whitening gel. The entire process takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish, although those with severe staining may require more than one appointment to achieve the desired effects.
Teeth Whitening Procedures
While store-bought whitening kits are popular, they are rarely effective enough to change your smile for longer than a few weeks at a time. However, it's not only possible, but easy, to get the white smile you desire with an on-site tooth whitening option, or with a take-home kit designed with professional results in mind.
Although slightly more costly than the store kits, professional whitening is the best choice if you're serious about making a change. After all, bright, beautiful teeth can change the way you look at yourself and the confidence you have in your smile.