Do you want to spend 2017 feeling brighter? More specifically, do you hope to spend the coming year feeling confident in your smile? Over time, most people struggle with discoloration or dental stains, which can cause the smile to look prematurely aged. Fortunately, professional cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address staining, and to leave the smile looking brighter, shinier, and simply younger!
When Is Professional Teeth Whitening the Answer?
If you are hoping to lighten your teeth by more than a few shades, professional teeth whitening could be a great solution. While there are over-the-counter products available to help lighten teeth, most are only designed to lighten teeth by a few shades, and often only after months of consistent use.
Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, is made to drastically lighten teeth in a short amount of time. For instance, many patients enjoy smiles that are up to eight shades lighter, over the course of only a few weeks’ treatment, completed in the convenience of their own home, using professional-grade whitening agents.
This makes professional whitening a great choice for patients hoping to lighten their teeth before a big event, like a graduation, wedding, or other special occasion.
Can Permanent Staining Be Addressed?
Even if the dentist determines the source of your smile’s stains to be permanent in nature, there are ways to help brighten the smile dramatically. Cosmetic bonding is a fast and affordable option, because it can be completed in the dentist’s office, often in only a few hours or less.
In addition to hiding stains, bonding can also be used to correct teeth that appear disproportionate or misshapen, as well!