Dental Whitening: You Too Can Have a Hollywood Smile

Woman undergoing teeth whitening treatmentDissatisfaction with teeth can affect confidence, social relationships, and job opportunities, as the first thing people notice is teeth. Cosmetic dentistry has an important role to play in enhancing the person’s smile and renewing self-esteem.

It would be nice to think that no one was ever judged based on appearance, but it does happen. The Academy of General Dentistry found in a survey that for 40% of those who responded, the first thing they noticed about a new work colleague was their teeth.

Nearly everyone agrees that an attractive smile is an important part of overall appearance. Dental problems limit job prospects, with jobs in customer service, hospitality or even at supermarket tills being passed on to someone who is not afraid to smile.

It is wrong and it should not happen but thankfully, you can undergo teeth whitening in South Bend from dental clinics such as Mahoney Family Dentistry.

Causes of Discolored Teeth

These are the causes of tooth discoloration:

  • Illness, infection or adverse effects of medication
  • Inadequate dental hygiene
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Tea, coffee and fizzy drink stains
  • Excessive fluoride use – using too much fluoride in toothpaste, mouthwashes or supplements can cause tooth discoloration and mottling of the enamel
  • Trauma, for example, from contact sports
  • The natural process of aging

Teeth Whitening, Fast!

You can have your teeth lightened by several shades brighter, making them look healthier and younger. You can achieve this in as little as one hour. In a laser teeth-whitening appointment, a mouth guard is applied to protect the gums and then bleach is applied to the teeth.

The bleach activates when hit by laser light. The process may be repeated two or three times over an hour until you achieve the desired result. It is that simple and can be done over a lunch break!

For teeth whitening or advice on improving the appearance of your smile, just call or visit a reliable dental clinic.