Why do people whiten their teeth?
“First impressions last” - that’s what most people would say and it’s absolutely true. First impressions are very important specially at job interviews or if you work with other people. A good first impression also helps boost your self confident. A pearly, white smile is a great confidence booster. That is why people do whatever it takes to achieve that pearly white smile.
Is in-office whitening better than at-home whitening?
Although both whitening procedures works, to have have the best experience it is recommended that you visit your dentist for an in-office whitening. Your dentist will have a more accurate recommendation and are more precise in performing the teeth whitening operation. Your dentist also has a better understanding of the whitening agent to be used on your teeth that it won’t damage your gum area. Therefore, it is a lot safer and more effective than at-home whitening. For an even safer and better results, look for a dentist who is certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Check out their photo gallery (if they have one) and look closely if there’s a direct different in their before and after photos. Don’t choose a dentist who pressures you in making a decision or who makes you feel uncomfortable as you are often asked to make follow-up visits.
Is teeth whitening for everyone?
Upon your dentist appointment, your teeth will be examined. There are certain things that affect how well the teeth whitening procedure will work. For instance, if you’ve just had your teeth restored, the whitening treatment may not work as efficient as when the teeth hasn’t been restored. The ones that will benefit from teeth whitening are the ones with outer enamel staining. There is also a deep whitening available but be wary of this option especially if you have worn enamel or sensitive teeth. They won’t allow deep whitening to teeth that are sensitive or have excessively worn out. If it looks like you’ll benefit from this procedure, then there are various types of whitening procedures that will be chosen. The teeth has to be prepared first by the dentist by cleaning it up.
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