With everything blooming in the spring, we can’t wait to break free of our winter shell and reveal a brighter smile. Your smile is an asset in your social and business life and according to dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych, a majority of adults feel that an appealing smile increases a person’s attractiveness.
Having confidence in the beauty of your smile can improve your romantic life and your work life and whitening is a good first step toward improving your smile.
There are various reasons why teeth suffer discoloration such as genetics, eating certain foods and drinks, tobacco use, trauma and tooth decay. Removing stains from the surface of your teeth and whitening them helps erase the years from your smile.
There are numerous methods available to help achieve a brighter smile, but before choosing one, it’s important to discuss them with your dental Columbia first.
While home whitening systems are popular because they’re accessible and relatively affordable, they’re not necessarily the best choice for your needs. Paint-on gels and strips can be messy and difficult to apply. Over-the-counter whitening systems that use mouth trays only come in certain sizes and can be uncomfortable. Also, the trays may leak, making the gel less effective.
The preferred methods for tooth whitening are those performed in the office of your dentist Columbia. During dental office whitening procedures, your gums and the other areas of your mouth receive protection from the whitening agents used. Professional dental whitening treatments protect tooth enamel with a buffer in the gel and are so effective they can noticeably whiten teeth in one visit.
As a follow up to an in-office whitening procedure or as a stand-alone treatment, your dentist may suggest the use of a professional take-home whitening treatment from their office. These take-home kits have the potential to produce noticeable, long-term results and contain a lower concentration peroxide gel designed to remain on your teeth for an hour or even overnight.
Extending the longevity of your brighter smile requires at-home maintenance and continued visits with your dentist Columbia. Making good oral hygiene a daily routine with proper blushing and flossing not only keeps your newly brightened smile shining longer, it also helps prevent gum disease and improves your overall health.
Ready for a new outlook for spring? Shed that winter gloom and call the office of dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych today to schedule your tooth-whitening treatments so you can go into spring with a fabulous smile!