Nothing quite bedazzles a person more than someone flashing a megawatt smile back at them. In many ways, two people smiling at each other helps break the ice, even between total strangers. More than its social effects, a set of pearly whites offers other benefits, as an article in Women’s Health magazine details:
If you’ve toyed with the idea of whitening your teeth but haven’t actually done the deed, consider this: “Since teeth naturally yellow as we age, whitening them will automatically make you look younger,” says Kim Harms, D.D.S., a practicing dentist and a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. What’s more, a 2008 Columbia University study found that women with healthier-looking teeth earn more than those with less sparkling grins. Do you need any more reasons to get whiter teeth?
Residents of Wilkes Barre, PA, and elsewhere in the country, can certainly appreciate the perks of a great smile, as described in the Women’s Health article. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to be have naturally white teeth and a perfect smile. Factors such as genetics, aging, and consumption of such food and beverages as coffee and sodas, can lead to teeth discoloration. To achieve and maintain that empowering smile, it is often necessary to seek the help of a reputable cosmetic dentist in Wilkes Barre, like Dr James DeFinnis, DMD, of Back Mountain Dental.
Teeth-whiteners typically have peroxide which goes deep into teeth tubules – hollow structures that make up teeth surfaces – to dissolve the food and drink pigments that typically settle in these structures. However, the article discourages simply buying the first teeth-whitening solution you see; a consultation with a trained cosmetic dentist is the ideal first option. The dentist can perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth to determine the appropriateness of a whitening product or ingredient. Certain dental work, such as crowns and caps; and other conditions, like taking antibiotics, may impair the effectiveness of a whitening product.
If you want faster results, you would do well to get a teeth whitening treatment from a seasoned Wilkes-Barre cosmetic dentist like Dr. DeFinnis. Reputable dentists use more powerful ingredients that can whiten your teeth three times more than off-the-shelf products. In addition to bleaching and whitening, an excellent dentist can also recommend other procedures, such as tooth veneers, that can help you achieve that perfect, powerhouse smile.