A bright, dazzling smile can do a lot for your self-image. According to research, it can also do quite a bit for your interpersonal relationships! This is because the appearance of your smile has a lot to do with the perception others have of you. Teeth that are attractive send an unspoken message that you are confident, genuine, friendly, successful, and more.
Giving your Teeth Necessary Care
One of the best ways to take care of your teeth is to brush and floss on a daily basis. The American Dental Association encourages twice a day brushing; two minutes each time. Flossing may not necessarily make your teeth look any better, but this habit can prevent unsightly and uncomfortable inflammation in the gums.
It’s always nice to maximize the benefit you can get from any activity. Whether you know it or not, you may be choosing to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste, hoping that your smile will become brighter in time.
About Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening products sold at your local retailer can seem very promising, not to mention affordable. Toothpastes that are marketed for whitening can be somewhat deceiving. The way that these products work is by abrading tooth enamel. Essentially this is like your hygienist polishing your teeth. If the toothpaste contains any type of chemical to break down stains, it is so mild that you are unlikely to see a noticeable change in the vibrancy of your smile. Something that you need to know about the abrasives in whitening toothpastes is that they can, in time, actually wear down enamel.
Want a Brighter Smile?
Of course the answer is yes; that’s why you’re using a whitening toothpaste!
You have probably heard of professional teeth whitening treatment. Perhaps you have not spoken with us about your options because you assume that treatment would be expensive. What most people find is that, because they actually achieve the results they seek, professional care is much more cost-effective than continuing to purchase ineffective commercial products. Dr. Wiitala performs teeth whitening treatment right here in our office for patients who are ready to an immediate change. There is also the option for home whitening, which is super convenient and affordable. Whichever you choose, the results you attain through professional care will exceed what you have been able to accomplish with your current method.
Learn more about your teeth whitening options. Call (480) 657-6981.