Why Should You Consider Teeth Whitening?

Posted by Jenny Spera Apr 28, 2023

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At Spera Dental, teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that removes stains and discoloration from the teeth, making them appear whiter. Stains and discoloration can be caused by years of eating or drinking dark-colored foods and drinks. They can also be caused by smoking. Many patients complete teeth whitening when they want a drastic change to the appearance of their smile. It’s a fast and effective procedure. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to remove surface-level staining from their teeth.

Patients can expect the change in their appearance to last for several months, especially if they continue to follow a good dental care routine at home. This includes daily brushing with a whitening toothpaste and flossing each day. It’s also essential to avoid smoking cigarettes to keep the teeth white for as long as possible. Patients who undergo teeth whitening should schedule a follow-up appointment with the dentist about one month after the procedure to ensure that everything looks as expected.

Types of Teeth Whitening

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening must be done at the dentist’s office, under supervision. The bleach solution will be painted onto your teeth for a few minutes. Most in-office procedures take about an hour to complete. Your gums will be covered so the solution doesn’t irritate them, and the lips will be protected.

One advantage of choosing an in-office procedure is that you will leave with teeth several shades whiter than what they started at. Another advantage is that the effects of the process are immediate. You walk out of the dental office with the whitest smile possible.

Over-The-Counter Products

Store-bought teeth whitening kits come with a one-size-fits-all mouthpiece and gel. You don’t get a custom fit, so your results will be limited. The whitening gel can leak and cause tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. Your gums could also become irritated from the trays. It’s essential to follow the instructions to avoid these issues.

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth are associated with better oral hygiene, as bacteria are more easily hidden on darker surfaces. Stained and discolored teeth are easier to clean after professional whitening treatments, making patients more likely to have healthier gums.

People with white and healthy-looking teeth are also more likely to smile regularly. Smiling releases endorphins and serotonin, both of which are mood-elevating chemicals in the brain that can positively affect the body’s immune system and overall health. People are more likely to smile when their teeth are healthy and bright!

Another benefit of professional teeth whitening is that it makes patients look younger. People with yellow or darkened teeth can age their faces by several years, even if the rest of their facial features are considerably young. Professional teeth whitening removes stains and dark discolorations, making people look youthful and vibrant again.

Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of your smile. To learn more about teeth whitening, visit Spera Dental at 5190 E. Farness Drive, Suite 102, Tucson, AZ 85712, or call (520) 323-3241.

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