Benefits of Teeth Whitening

posted on 3/9/2020 in General

Teeth whitening is not the end-all solution for a brighter smile, but it has fast become a popular option for people looking to perfect their smile. If you’re on the fence about teeth whitening, there are a number of benefits to consider before asking your dentist about it.

Teeth whitening enhances your smile

The most obvious benefit of teeth whitening is the impact it will have on your smile. You can have the healthiest teeth and the straightest smile but still be susceptible to stains from everyday food and drink such as coffee, tea, and soda. Teeth whitening is a thorough cosmetic treatment that can address moderate to severe stains or discoloration. With a whiter smile, you can be in photos without having to worry about using a ‘filter’ or editing them afterward.

Teeth whitening can boost your self-confidence

Feeling good about yourself is important. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, it is going to affect your confidence, whether you are at work, speaking in front of a crowd, on a date, or simply walking down the street. Teeth whitening can be a boost to your self-confidence. You won’t have to think twice about smiling with your teeth anymore. Whiter teeth can also signal to others that you take care of yourself and care about your appearance.

Teeth whitening can encourage better oral hygiene

Experiencing the benefits of whiter teeth can have a positive impact on a person’s dental hygiene. You may feel more inclined to take good care of your whiter and brighter teeth, making a point to brush and floss regularly and keep your six-month preventive dentist appointments. Considering your dental care (or lack thereof) can often even affect your overall health, the positive impact of proper oral hygiene cannot be understated.

Teeth whitening can be done on your own time

You might think that professional teeth whitening will mean extra appointments with your dentist, but that is not the case if you opt for in-home teeth whitening kits. Provided to you by your dentist, these custom bleaching trays can be used at home, allowing you to maintain a bright and beautiful smile on your own time. You will still be expected to maintain your regular six month preventive appointments, at which you would be provided a complimentary touch-up kit of bleaching gel to help keep your teeth looking their whitest and brightest.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of teeth whitening or find out more about the treatment, schedule an appointment with your local Kimball & Beecher office.

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