Today cameras are everywhere. Selfies are the big rage and Instagram has over 300 million monthly active users. Studies reveal that 36% of people alter their selfies prior to posting them. And what do you think they’re changing a large percentage of the time? Yes – they’re whitening their teeth...and there are over 100 apps for that!
Do you really want an app or do you want a brighter smile?
During the upcoming holiday season, there will be endless photo opportunities with family and friends. Should you rely on an app to create your beautiful smile? No. You need whiter, brighter teeth!
And while over-the-counter tooth whitening products may seem like a quick and easy fix, tooth whitening supervised by your dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych is the safest and most effective way to brighten your smile. It’s most effective because even though stronger agents are applied, the rest of the mouth, including the gums, is protected.
The best whitening systems include a buffer in the gel that protects the tooth enamel from damage and can transform teeth in a single office visit. Over-the-counter tooth whitening trays are one-size-fits-all. Your dentist Columbia advises that poorly fitting trays can allow the tooth whitening gel to leak, which can result in gum irritation and less-effective whitening.
If you're nervous about smiling for the camera this holiday season, then check out a few services we offer that will have you looking fantastic and feeling confident:
- Teeth Whitening: Tired of teeth looking the opposite of pearly white? Smile bright for holiday photos after visiting us for a teeth whitening procedure. You’ll leave with sparkling white teeth that will be sure to dazzle fellow partygoers.
- Veneers: Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to existing front teeth to improve appearance and protect tooth surface from damage. Also referred to as laminates, they are individually formed for each patient, and significantly change the tooth's appearance. According to your dentist Columbia, this is a great option if you're dealing with severely discolored teeth, chipped or crooked teeth, or sizable gaps.
- Dental Bridges: Designed for those with missing teeth, dental bridges are comprised of two crowns that quite literally “bridge the gap” between tooth spaces. Supported natural teeth or dental implants, bridges help maintain face shape, prevent other teeth from moving out of position, and otherwise drastically improve one's overall smile.