Our teeth do so much for us: from expressing joy and excitement as we smile to helping us break down foods for easier digestion. They are smack dab in the center of our face and one of the first things people notice about us. It’s understandable that so many people decide to undergo cosmetic dental procedures like braces or veneers to improve their smiles.
Even more simple treatments like teeth whitening can leave us feeling more confident and relieved that the cost didn’t leave our wallets empty. Everyone deserves to be happy, and everyone deserves to express that happiness with a bright, sparkly smile. Here’s why 21st Century Dentistry suggests teeth whitening on your next visit.
Improves and Awakens a Youthful Appearance
Let’s face it, a lot of us are always looking for ways to look and feel better, and having good dental hygiene is beneficial for several reasons. Teeth whitening will not only make your teeth look better, but also encourage you to take better care of them. Routine checkups, brushing and flossing will have a direct impact on oral and overall health. A healthy, self-assured smile shows the world you are ready to take on the day.
Much like how we wash our face and lather up in lotions and serums, teeth whitening can also help us feel and appear youthful. Aging is a beautiful and inevitable thing, but why not improve the things we can change? As we age, our tooth enamel gets worn down, making our teeth prone to discoloration. It’s never too late to start taking care of your teeth, preventing any further signs of aging. Regardless, teeth whitening will brighten and reinvigorate your smile.
Helps Your Enamel
It’s important to note that teeth whitening does not hurt your enamel, despite some common myths. In fact, it may help your enamel due to the fact that you won’t try to “brush off” stains by overcompensating. Hard brushing can hurt your enamel and even cause your gums to recede. Gum recession can cause tooth sensitivity and if left untreated, even tooth loss. The bleach won’t affect your enamel, as it actually whitens the second layer of your teeth. However, be sure to avoid stain-enhancing foods and drinks while your teeth adapt to their improved color and rehydrate.
Treatments are Easy and Safe with No Downtime
Our treatments are ADA-approved and completely safe on your teeth and gums. All whitening products contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide that breaks stains into smaller pieces, giving your smile a brighter look. With one of our healthcare professionals, your teeth whitening experience will be as comfortable and safe as possible. They can also explain any side effects you may have depending on the current state of your oral health. Sensitivity is normal after teeth whitening procedures.
Teeth whitening is cost-efficient, quick, and a non-invasive way to brighten up your smile. You don’t have to worry about needles or all of the poking and prodding that other procedures require. 21st Century Dentistry provides several teeth whitening methods like in-house and take-home kits as well as Kor Whitening for more challenging cases. Speaking with a dental health professional will help you determine the best treatment specific to your teeth.
Reverses Effects of Diet Choices
Perhaps you have turned a new leaf and stopped drinking coffee, recently quit smoking, or simply want to improve your lifestyle in all aspects. Teeth whitening can help you enhance your quality of life as well as reverse any discoloration caused by foods and chemicals such as tar and nicotine. Looking at your new smile every day might just motivate you to stay away from harmful habits. Start this new chapter off right with a beaming new smile.
Some of us avoid showing our teeth out of fear of being judged for discoloration. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and recognize their worth as much as we do. Teeth whitening is such a simple procedure with drastic changes, and it will leave you with higher self-esteem. How we present ourselves to others can be directly correlated with how they respond to us. Smiling confidently will show them just how kind you really are.
Professional Teeth Whitening is Fast and Reliable
Sure, there are safe products out there that we can use to whiten our teeth. Many drugstores carry whitening strips, gels, or toothpastes. However, depending on our tooth sensitivity, gum health, and other factors, getting them professionally done may save you time, money, and discomfort. Not to mention, our dental professionals can recommend other treatments and tips on maintaining that pearly white smile.
If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up and want to skip the amount of time it takes to use over-the-counter whitening products, professional teeth whitening is for you. Have a business or formal event coming up? Teeth whitening is the cherry on top for improving your appearance and will encourage you to show off that impressive, professional smile. Especially if you will be doing a lot of networking and talking.
Better Health Overall
Confidence makes us feel better which can ultimately improve our mental health. Also, as mentioned above, oral hygiene has a direct impact on overall health. You see, bacteria from gum disease can enter the bloodstream. This can cause atherosclerosis (buildup of plaque in the arteries) which can increase the risk of heart attacks. Taking care of your smile doesn’t have to be about vanity–it’s about feeling and being healthy.
Did you know that when you smile, your brain releases molecules called neuropeptides that help fight off stress? Not to mention, smiles are contagious and portray us as happy, which makes those around us happy, too. Remember, brushing twice a day, flossing, and routine checkups are the best way to maintain white teeth and optimal oral health.
If you’re looking for additional treatments, 21st Century Dentistry can help you improve your smile in many ways. We offer other cosmetic dentistry like crowns and veneers as well as orthodontics, emergency, and family dentistry.