When meeting someone new, first impressions clearly are important. Meeting a new friend at school or work, or even a potential love interest at a club or bar means that someone will be judged by the impression they make in the first minutes of an initial introduction. It’s well known that a smile is always important at this time. A smile shows that the individual is usually friendly and approachable. A scowl or grimace sends the message that the person would rather be left alone. Unfortunately, as accurate as this is for most, when someone is embarrassed by their smile, they may be judged unfairly or assumed unfriendly only because they’re just trying to hide the poor condition of their teeth.
When teeth are stained or yellowed, Cosmetic Dentistry can give them a whole new look. A simple teeth whitening procedure takes less than an hour and can remove stains and easily whiten teeth at least four or five shades brighter. Depending on the level of stain, the dentist will usually suggest moderate whitening, especially the first time, to ensure the teeth don’t look artificially white. A natural white, bright and shiny look is usually preferred. To begin the process, a retraction device will be placed in the mouth to expose the teeth and hold the lips out of the way. Then, a gel-like substance is placed on the teeth. A special UV light is applied to the gel, to enhance the whitening effect and brighten the teeth to the desired shade. When the gel is removed, the teeth are noticeably whiter and brighter. It’s usually advised to avoid dark-colored drinks like cola, red wine, coffee and tea, as those liquids tend to stain the teeth. Blueberries, blackberries or similarly colored foods are also to be avoided, due to their staining ability. Tobacco products are also taboo for whitened teeth as the tar and nicotine can cause discoloration to reoccur fairly rapidly.
To learn more about this simple procedure, visit a Cosmetic Dentistry website, such as Vistafamilydental. No one needs to suffer embarrassment due to stained or yellowed teeth. Speak to a dentist today and be ready to show off a bright, white smile tomorrow.
Watch our Video on YouTube.