Who wants white, bright, shining teeth? Everyone! Teeth whiting has become an ever-popular reason to go to the dentist, and that isn’t changing anytime soon. Celebrities do it, models, influencers, your friends… everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. But how can you get your teeth whitened? What is entailed beyond the pretty picture?
Will allow for better oral health:
Getting your teeth whitened will remove any discoloration or stains that are on your teeth. Stains such as fluorosis or tetracycline are hard to get rid of normally, but with powerful teeth whitening treatments, it can get done. It is important to note that teeth whitening cannot remove stains on veneers, caps, or crowns.
While teeth whitening isn’t free, it won’t break the bank either. Although it can be considered a cosmetic procedure, it is not as expensive as plastic surgery. Teeth whitening can be done in the dentist’s office, with an at-home kit from the dentist or even a whitening kit from the store.
Boosts your confidence and appearance:
This one is self-explanatory, as having a beautiful smile will increase anyone’s confidence in their appearance. Teeth whiting allows you to have a ‘real-life filter’ every time you open your mouth. Plus, white teeth can help minimize the look of wrinkles or scars around the mouth.
Before you run to the drugstore to buy your at-home whitening kit or tell all your friends and family that you are going to the dentist to get it done, you should meet with your dentist for a consult. A consult will allow your dentist to speak to you about your options are, what will work, what won’t work, what the costs are and if insurance can help cover any costs.
A healthy, bright, white smile is possible for anyone, just make sure that you speak to your dentist before doing anything.