As we age, our teeth naturally lose their white color. Habits like drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes can make things worse by staining the teeth. As our smile becomes less desirable to see, we tend to start hiding it. We begin to hesitate to speak or laugh publicly for fear that someone may see our stained or yellowed teeth. This lack of confidence can seriously undermine our ability to interact with others in business and social scenarios.
The good news is that this is reversible by a process known as teeth whitening (sometimes referred to as “bleaching”).
Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening involves the application of a peroxide-based gel or liquid to the surface of the teeth. The time involved depends on the strength and composition of the solution. Less intense whitening agents are available over-the-counter, but the stronger, more effective ones are only available through a dentist. Your dentist can whiten your teeth by several shades in just one visit with a professional whitening.
You can restore your smile and your confidence with this very simple and cost effective treatment. The procedure is safe and virtually painless. It is a great way to get maximum results for minimum effort.
For more information, view an interactive video about tooth whitening.