With advancements in in-office whitening procedures, and especially over-the-counter solutions, the popularity of teeth whitening has skyrocketed. From toothpastes to mouthwashes, there are many products available at your local shop that may remove stains on your teeth, but professional whitening with Dr. Toni Sartini in Palmyra can’t be beat. Dr. Sartini offers the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to beautify and enhance your smile.
While stain removal may be one of the most obvious benefits of teeth whitening, there are a number of psychological benefits that may boost your confidence in a number of settings. Let’s consider a few of these benefits and some other important issues related to teeth whitening.
Better First impressions Thanks to Teeth Whitening
Studies have shown that when meeting someone for the first time, many people focus a large portion of their attention on the mouth. If your teeth are heavily stained, this may affect the direction in which your conversations with others may go. With that in mind, it may be beneficial to consider a teeth whitening procedure.
Better Luck During Job Interviews
First impressions can leave you feeling anxious, and the same holds true if your teeth are heavily stained during a job interview. While an interviewer will not necessarily rule you out for a job because of your smile, a whiter smile might make you feel more confident in the conversation with your potential employer. This can ultimately affect how the interviewer responds to you.
Removing Stains from Tobacco Products
Another source of discoloration is a long history of smoking or using tobacco products. If this is the case for you, especially if you have quit in recent months, a teeth whitening procedure can work wonders. Multiple sessions can be schedules to remove the stains that are the result of long-term tobacco use. This is not only a great way to remove stains, but is also a great way to celebrate the fact that you’ve kicked the habit.
Improving Overall Self-Confidence
Implicit in all of the previous benefits is an enhanced view of yourself thanks to an enhanced appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening may be just what you need to rebuild your self-confidence, allowing you to look and feel your very best. Many patients actually undergo a full smile makeover, combining various treatments in order for their teeth to look their very best; teeth whitening is a common part of these smile makeovers.
Considering All of Your Options for Smile Enhancement
Taking these benefits into account, if you are considering having your teeth whitened, it is best to consult your dentist before proceeding. Your case of tooth discoloration may make you a better candidate for another cosmetic dentistry treatment, for instance. If a stain is intrinsic in nature (i.e., emerging from inside of a tooth), the use of a porcelain veneer may be more ideal than a whitening session. All of these matters will be discussed during your visit, and we will be sure to answer all of your questions about treatment in full detail.
Learn More About Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
For more information about teeth whitening and your many other smile makeover options, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Dr. Sartini looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you bring out the best in your smile.