It is the age of Facebook, Instagram and the like, and we are all supposed to be ready for our close-ups, which means giving our best celebrity smile at any given moment. There is no doubt that social media has played a part in the fashion for teeth whitening with variations on the theme ranging from natural to neon depending on personal preference. If you have yet to take the plunge and are wondering what advantages teeth whitening can have for you then read on.
Professional Treatment Or High Street?
There are so many options on the market with varying levels of price and effectiveness. Teeth whitening kits are available to buy in high street stores, pharmacies and online, all of which promise a dazzling smile in the comfort of your own home and you may be tempted to try one of these. Here’s why it’s better to choose a dentist in Stockport for this procedure.
First of all, your dentist can thoroughly assess the health and suitability of your teeth before advising on the right treatment for you. Whilst home whitening kits should contain the correct whitening chemicals they will be in weaker proportions compared to those a dentist can use. Another reason to leave tooth whitening to your dentist is that whitening chemicals could damage your gums if administered incorrectly, so it’s much safer to have your dentist do it.
First Impressions Count
One of the first things other people notice about you is your smile. The condition of your teeth is one of the things that help to form a person’s impression of you – your age, diet, even your social standing. As we age our teeth show the damage associated with smoking or certain things like coffee, tea, red wine and sugary foods. These are all things that can stain teeth and badly stained teeth can be associated with getting older.
A gleaming white smile on the other hand is something we associate with youth and good health. It goes without saying then that white teeth can help to give you a more youthful appearance.
A Confidence Booster
Nothing boosts your confidence more than knowing you look good because when you look good you feel good as a result. This is why lots of people choose to have a teeth whitening procedure before special occasions such as getting married, going on holiday, going on a first date or going for a job interview. When you have white teeth, it helps to know that people are noticing your smile for all the right reasons and that you are fully camera ready!
Such a seemingly small boost in confidence can have all sorts of positive effects in all aspects of your day to day life, not least on your self-esteem. A whiter, more natural smile is often a friendlier, likeable smile and a sure marker of a confident person so who knows where your whiter smile could lead you? Perhaps your new-found confidence could land you that new job.
Improved Oral Health and Long-Lasting Results
How can teeth whitening improve your health? Generally speaking, this is because people who invest their time and money in having their teeth whitened are far more likely to take better care of their teeth with things like regular flossing, correct brushing and regular dental check-ups.
Teeth whitening is not permanent, lasting for anything between a few months up to several years depending on how stained your teeth were to start with. It can also depend on how well you take care of your teeth afterwards so by doing those things we’ve already mentioned you stand a good chance of having the whitening effect lasting a long time. Best of all, you have the choice of procedures which can either provide instant results or work over a few weeks for a more natural-looking gradual lightening effect.