Have you been hiding your smile? Teeth whitening has become a popular way to improve the overall appearance you project to the world. For many, the first step is often to stop by the local drugstore and pick up one of the multitude of over-the-counter options that have sprung up on the market. Unfortunately, the process and the results of these at-home procedures can often be frustrating or disappointing. But improving the vitality of your smile is a worthwhile investment.
A survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has revealed some notable statistics:
- 48% report that a smile is the most memorable feature when they meet someone.
- 37% see stained or crooked teeth as less attractive.
- 25% equate bad teeth with a lack of confidence.
Further, a study conducted by the British Dental Journal reported that people with whiter teeth were viewed to possess greater intellectual ability and social competence.
If you’re serious about wanting a whiter smile, and you’re looking for the safest, most efficient, and ultimately most cost-effective way to get the results you’re seeking, then you should consider professional whitening.
Here are 3 good reasons to get your teeth whitened by a professional:
At-home remedies all contain a certain form and amount of peroxide bleach. Toothpastes and mouth rinses contain the least amount and require maybe months of daily use to produce any visible results, often not the least bit striking or dramatic. Even the strongest at-home solutions max out around only 20% bleach. However, professional solutions can be much more highly concentrated, and in combination with other techniques including lighting and heat, can speed up the process and produce a real whitening effect.
Everyone’s teeth are different. Given your background, history, and habits, what your best strategy will be for obtaining the whitening results you seek will necessarily be specific and unique to you. One of the best reasons to work with a professional is that the professional will be able to bring dentistry expertise to making sure that you’re getting the treatment that is best for you. Plus, the dentist will monitor the entire process to ensure everything goes as it should and is as comfortable a process as possible. While teeth whitening is not necessarily dangerous, like any process involving chemical substances it could potentially be harmful if done improperly or inappropriately for your circumstances. A professional is your best guarantee that you’re getting the treatment that is right for you.
OVERALL DENTAL HEALTH
Sure, everyone wants to look their best. But if you’re considering teeth whitening, you want to make sure it’s not only about appearances, it’s about the overall health of your teeth, so that you’ll continue to be smiling for the rest of your life. When you work with a professional, it’s not only about shades of white. Your dentist will ensure that your teeth and gums stay protected and healthy.
Here at Sage Dental, Dr. Avi Israeli offers a range of whitening and dentistry services to make sure your smile is the best it can be. From traditional professional teeth whitening services to a revolutionary one-hour whitening process, there are a range of options available to you. And if the problem with your smile extends beyond its color, we have a signature “Smile Makeover” that can fix broken, chipped, damaged, crowded, or even missing teeth.
Your first step is to call us to schedule your dental consultation – it’s fast, comprehensive, and there’s no obligation.
We can’t wait to see you smiling!