Dental discoloration is a very common problem among the vast majority of people. It occurs even to people that take good care of their dental health on a daily basis by brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist’s office. The loss of a smile’s whiteness can cause the sudden or gradual loss of self-esteem and make you lose your level of natural radiance when around other people.
Luckily, there are certain methods in cosmetic dentistry that can help eliminate the stains, enlighten your teeth and increase your confidence.
There are many products that promise great and fast results, but usually they contain huge amounts of chemicals and have little if any effect and if you think about it, no one has ever said that they have achieved great results from the “too good to be true” over the counter whitening toothpastes or gels.
Professionals suggest straying away from such products and relying on a more individual approach – a treatment that is supervised by a dentist that works with products and tools from trusted manufacturers.
Except for more control and individual approach, cosmetic dentistry offers less invasive methods that will do no harm to the teeth themselves if done properly and with care. The dentist can supervise the progress and the shades of white you’re achieving in time, he/she can give you tips that can better the level of hygiene and protection of your teeth.
You’ll also feel safer to know that if certain irritation occurs your dentist will caught it on time as he/she will examine your teeth and gums before and after the treatment.
Once the treatment is done, you’ll feel better about yourself, but the care for your dental well-being shouldn’t stop there. You will also need to spend quality time brushing and flossing twice a day after the treatment in order to ensure that your teeth stay white for a long period of time.
You will also need to avoid certain foods and drinks that can stain your teeth and your dentist will let you know how often do your teeth need retouching.
Whiter teeth can create a younger look and of course, they will urge you to smile more, and it is known that people who smile more often are far more attractive than those who, for aesthetic reasons, or simply because of their temper, smile less.
The prices for a teeth whitening treatments may vary, but they usually start at $300 and may go up to $1000.