What do you see when you look at yourself in a photograph? A beaming white smile or discoloured yellow teeth? Many of us, as we get older, tend to see the second image, but there is something you can do about it. But just what are the options for getting your bright and breezy, cheesy grin back?
The road to gaining your shiny toothed confidence back can be confusing. You would think that all the options available would make your life easier when thinking about getting your teeth whitened and sometimes you really can’t see the wood for the trees.
New shiny white teeth, a fantasy or a reality?
There is a veritable maze of DIY home whitening kits out there, but don’t be blinded by science. The best and the safest way to go ahead with any tooth brightening dentistry is to ask your dentist for advice first. Why is this? Let’s start by looking at what tooth whitening actually entails.
The procedure of teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth in a number of different ways, and the person who is going to know how this works properly is going to be a professional. Your dentist will ensure that you are guided through the whole process of lightening your teeth, from start to finish, and, most importantly, safely.
If you have an event like a wedding or a holiday coming up, then you may choose to have your teeth brightened quickly and so you should make the most of doing so in one sitting at your dental surgery. This way, the procedure will take around an hour and involve you having gel placed on your teeth and a lamp aimed at them in order to activate the bleach quicker.
Alternatively, you can go for the home whitening option, which involves having a special mould made from your teeth and mouth with which you yourself can administer the gel and let it activate overnight, for a number of days. You will start to see your teeth whitening gradually in a few days.
And say cheese!
With new technology and innovations, help for almost any cosmetic dental problem is at hand. We all want to look younger and fresher, and gleaming white gnashers go a long way in achieving this!
The eyes are immediately drawn to a person’s smile. It is awful when someone feels the need to hide their mouth with their hand when they are talking or laughing because they feel so self-conscious. With whiter teeth, confidence can really grow in a person, massively boosting their self-esteem and their social skills.
A trip to your dentist is all it could take to really change how you feel about yourself, and the road to a ‘shinier, happier you’ could be just around the corner.
So treasure those bad photos you may have of your teeth, as you will be able to see how much of an improvement teeth whitening has made. Look forward to enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence with a big white smile!