The Benefits of Having a Brighter Smile
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you. Straight, white teeth are no longer just for celebrities. Advancements in cosmetic dentistry over the last several years have made teeth whitening safer and more affordable for almost anyone wanting a brighter smile. But why is having a white smile important? According to a national survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to the opposite gender, and 74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. Having a clean, straight smile that you feel confident about enhances your social and career opportunities!
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
The most common causes of stained tooth are those where the discoloration occurs on the outermost surface of the tooth, otherwise called the enamel. While the teeth’s natural color is created by the light received and scattered by the enamel as well as the color of the dentin underneath the external layer, the enamel’s pores can store stains from smoking tobacco and drinking dark-colored beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and cola. Other causes include aging and lack of proper teeth maintenance.
However, there are instances when the teeth is colored from within, which is called an intrinsic stain, in this case it can be caused by the following factors:
- Excessive fluoride exposure to the teeth during childhood
- Intake of tetracycline antibiotics among expectant mothers and children below eight years old.
- Trauma to the tooth
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has become a popular cosmetic treatment in many people’s lifestyle. Everywhere you look, from social media to magazines to posters in malls, whiter teeth are everywhere!
Perhaps you are on the fence about teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a safe, life-enhancing process that can have positive effect on both your physical appearance and psychological health. Here are 4 benefits of teeth whitening:
Teeth whitening boosts your self confidence
With teeth whitening, your self-confidence will skyrocket. Whether you’re at work, on a date, giving a presentation, or just walking down the street, a smile with bright, sparkly teeth is hard to miss! Whiter teeth are also an indication to others that you take care of yourself and care about your appearance. Those around you will be able to sense this!
Teeth whitening enhances your appearance
You might have the healthiest teeth and straightest smile but you’re not immune to the damage that everyone faces from everyday food and drink. Foods, coffee, tea, and soda stain our teeth over time. After the proper whitening procedure, you’ll instantly notice the difference without having to ‘filter’ and/or edit your photos. Teeth whitening will help combat stains from your everyday food and drink.
Teeth whitening minimizes the look of wrinkles
If you’re self-conscious about wrinkles, teeth whitening may be a great option for you! Instead of focusing on wrinkles, people are more likely to focus on your bright white smile. This will draw attention away from the appearance of surrounding wrinkles, acne scars, and frown lines.
Teeth whitening doesn’t break the bank
Teeth whitening doesn’t cost as much as a plastic surgery! A touch-up kit after an in-office treatment will be enough to prolong the effect of your teeth whitening. The combination of teeth whitening plus an at-home enhancer is a small price tag that produces big results.
At Vivid Skin and Laser Center we’d love to help you get the whiter smile you’ve always wanted! If you’re interested in learning more about our teeth whitening options, simply request an appointment below and one of our team members will be in contact with you soon.
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