Today, we want to share about the tooth whitening we offer. This is a little different than some of the other services we’ve talked about, in that it is one of our cosmetic dentistry options. What is “cosmetic dentistry,” and how important is it? Glad you asked. We’re proud to talk about it.
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile….[it] must complement the overall general and oral health of the patient.”
The way we see it, cosmetic dentistry is about bringing out the best in you. In other words, many people come to the dentist to fix or avoid problems: cavities, gum disease, a fractured tooth, etc., and we all agree that those things are important. Cosmetic dentistry goes a step further, though, and helps you move toward positivity, beauty, and confidence. We aren’t just troubleshooting; we are envisioning the best you.
Bleaching or Teeth Whitening is part of drawing out that “best you.” Your smile is important. In fact, studies have repeatedly shown the personal, social, and even professional value of a smile. Often the difference between a good smile and a great smile is the whiteness of the teeth. Certain methods of teeth whitening can actually damage your enamel and harm your teeth. The professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method available and can last up to five years. Give us a call to discuss this step in boosting your confidence and first impression image.
Fun fact: enamel is mostly translucent, so the color of your teeth is actually most affected by the color of your dentin – the part of the tooth below the enamel.