Teeth Whitening may just be the Quickest Smile Makeover Ever
When we smile, we are reflecting our joy, revealing our funny bone, and also depicting our character. That's right! Historical data suggests that humans have spend centuries trying to develop a way to keep teeth nice and bright. Many of these methods turned out to be duds; some of them turned out to be downright dangerous. The underlying point of all this trial and error is that we find the appearance of our teeth to be valuable to our overall attractiveness, and to our quality of life.
Do you feel highly confident when you smile, or do you hide your teeth because they are stained and dull? If you are an adult who has never had your teeth whitened, chances are your enamel has changed colors over the years. The shade you have now may be far different than what it was ten years ago. When discoloration becomes a concern, there is no better way to get to the heart of the matter than with your dentist.
The Value of Professional Whitening
Teeth whitening has become so commonplace that millions of dollars are spent on commercially-made whitening products. From toothpaste to strips to paint-on "bleach," commercial manufactures seem to have the answers you may be seeking. In many cases, they don't. These methods of fighting discoloration are often no better than what ancient civilizations tried. The good news is you're not stuck with those limited choices. We love offering cosmetic dentistry to patients in the Peoria area! In our office, there are two options for teeth whitening that get results.
The original professional teeth whitening treatment involves the gradual lifting of stains over the course of a week or two. The advantage of home whitening under your dentists supervision is that you obtain the go-ahead after a general dental exam. Treating existing cavities or gum disease before whitening maximizes both comfort and results.
In-office whitening was developed several years ago, and it is an excellent solution for patients who need a brighter smile NOW. Treatment takes about an hour, and it produces visible results that would otherwise take several days.
Whitening at home or whitening in the dental office all comes down to personal preference. One does not attain better results than the other. To discover which whitening treatment is right for you, call (309) 688-7321.