Your smile is so important! A beautiful smile can convey confidence, health, and even professionalism. Many people agree that a smile can make or break a social situation—or a first impression. One thing we know for sure: it’s important to take care of your teeth! And one of the ways we do this is with professional whitening.
Everyone wants white teeth, and there are many products on the market that claim they can help you achieve a whiter and brighter smile over time. While some of these products do work, the difference between over-the-counter products and professional in-office products are: the length of time it takes to whiten the teeth, and the length of time this whitening lasts. Read on to see why whitening can be so important!
Removal of Stains
One obvious benefit of whitening is the removal of stains on the teeth. Discoloration of teeth happens very easily—medications, coffee, wine, tobacco, tea, etc. are all substances that can cause your teeth to become discolored. Of these stains, there are two types: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surfaces of the teeth, and these can be removed with routine dental cleanings, toothpaste, and mouthwash. Intrinsic stains are stains that penetrate the enamel of the tooth, and can only be treated with whitening products.
Shorter Length of Treatment Time
While take-home products often need 2-3 weeks before you start to notice a difference in the color of your teeth, in-office whitening can be completed in as little as an hour in the office. Dr. Schultz uses several different products to whiten teeth in the office, based on your specific needs, and she can let you know what time-frame and product would give you the best results!
Unlike take-home whitening products, professional whitening actually lasts! The effects of professional whitening vary from person to person, but usually last a full year or longer (depending on your habits). This can save you money in the long run, since you won’t have to continue buying over-the-counter products to maintain your beautiful smile, and you can have your teeth looking white and bright for a long time!
Minimizes the Appearance of Wrinkles
No, tooth whitening does not get rid of your wrinkles (unfortunately), but it can shift the focus away from them. When someone has beautiful, bright, teeth, their smile is captivating! With whiter teeth, people will see your smile before they see the wrinkles. This helps to minimize focus on obvious signs of aging.
The last and, arguably, most important benefit of professional tooth whitening is how it will make you feel. Every day, there are pictures of perfect smiles plastered on billboards, magazines, and TV, causing you to sometimes feel self-conscious about your own smile. Tooth whitening is a solution to improve self-confidence! With whiter teeth, your smile will sparkle and your confidence will follow!
Schedule an Appointment
If you want all the benefits of having whiter teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schultz. She would love to give you a confident, beautiful smile! To schedule an appointment, contact our office today or fill out an online form.