Teeth Whitening

It’s impossible to escape the problem of stains on the teeth. Everything from coffee, tea, soda, and red wine can cause the teeth to become stained and most people partake in at least one of these things daily. But even if you indulge in foods or drinks that stain the teeth it’s totally possible to have a beautiful and bright white smile. Teeth whitening has become a regular ritual for many people today because of its various benefits. Anyone who likes to smile can take advantage of these benefits through a simple professional teeth whitening treatment. Below are some of the most important reasons why Gentle Dental Arts patients seek out professional teeth whitening from us:

1. Increased confidence and self-esteem.

One of the most obvious benefits of professional teeth whitening is that is improves the way patients feel about themselves. When you know your teeth are white and stain-free, it’s easier to smile with total confidence and feel good about the way you look. This enhanced confidence translates into a higher self-esteem. And we all know that the overall impact of increased confidence and self-esteem can translate to better job prospects, dating and relationship enhancements, and other transformative results.

Our patients at Gentle Dental Arts often schedule regular professional whitening treatments with us in order to maintain their glowing smiles because once they’ve had the treatment done, they can see that the benefits make the procedure worth it. The impact that increased confidence and self-esteem can have on a person’s life should never be underestimated.

Your smile is one of the first things that people will take note of when they meet you. A person’s smile can confer an attitude of youthfulness and it can also indicate that you’re friendly and approachable. So, when you remove stains on the teeth and lessen any cause for embarrassment to brighten your smile, you open yourself up to new social opportunities. The possibilities are endless.

2. Teeth whitening is a simple and affordable anti-aging treatment.

These days, there are a dizzying array of anti-aging treatments on the market. It can be hard to decide which treatments are worthwhile and which ones are not. But teeth whitening is hands-down, one of the most affordable and most transformative anti-aging treatments currently available. The effects of a professional teeth whitening treatment are noticeable immediately and the vast majority of patients qualify for this type of procedure. White teeth look like younger teeth. So, a number of older people today seek out teeth whitening due to the anti-aging effects of the treatment.

At Gentle Dental Arts, our dentists know that teeth whitening can make patients look and feel more youthful because white teeth are associated with youthfulness and beauty. But white teeth also tend to increase the number of times patients smile during the day. And smiling is also associated with youthfulness, so patients with white teeth tend to have a more youthful attitude. Indeed, a study conducted at the Planck Institute demonstrated that onlookers asked to guess the age of a group of strangers will tend to assume that people who are smiling are younger than people who appear neutral or angry.

3. Teeth whitening is more conservative than other whitening approaches.

A professional teeth whitening treatment is just one way in which the teeth can be made brighter and whiter. Believe it or not, there are several other dental procedures that can be used to whiten the teeth including the application of veneers or crowns. But these treatments involve making permanent changes in the structure of the treated teeth.

During the application of both veneers and crowns, a certain amount of the tooth structure is lost. Etching is required as part of the process of preparing the teeth for the application of a prosthetic. But with professional whitening, the structure of the teeth is not altered and there’s no need to etch or grind away at the teeth at all. Teeth whitening procedures are remarkably simple and straightforward and patients enjoy striking results though the treatment is very conservative.

4. Oral health is improved by teeth whitening.

At Gentle Dental Arts, oral health is our top priority, so we take every opportunity we have to make improvements to the patient’s dental situation. During a teeth whitening procedure, we examine the teeth and if there are issues, we let the patient know. And patients who have had whitening treatments tend to take greater pride in their teeth and exhibit a more responsible approach to dental care as a result. It appears that patients who have had whitening done to their teeth tend to brush and floss more regularly, and they also visit the dentist on a more regular basis as well for professional cleanings. As a result, their oral health is significantly better than patients who have never had their teeth whitened, an advantage that’s worth considering since improved oral health can translate into quite a substantial savings.

5. Maintaining whitened teeth is easy.

Maintenance of whitened teeth is surprisingly easy. At Gentle Dental Arts, we offer take-home whitening kits to help patients maintain their smile. These custom-made trays are used to freshen the appearance of your teeth whenever they need it. These at-home treatments take only 30 minutes to do and they allow patients to keep their teeth looking bright and fresh between professional treatments.

Immediately after the professional whitening treatment, patients should avoid consuming foods or drinks for 24 hours in order to get the best outcome from their procedure. The teeth have an outer layer called the pellicle that’s removed during the whitening process and it can take up to 24 hours for it to redevelop again. By avoiding stain-producing foods and drinks as well as smoking tobacco products during this period of time, you can reduce the odds that you’ll restain the teeth. These foods and drinks include anything that would stain a white t-shirt.

6. It’s safe and the results are impressive.

Professional teeth whitening is a safe, effective procedure. The results from a teeth whitening treatment are striking, but still natural-looking. While some patients may experience some bleeding gums and sensitivity, we have a special desensitizing gel that we can use to counteract these side effects.

Contact us at Gentle Dental Arts today – we can help you achieve sparkling white, dazzling teeth in no time!