Teeth Whitening

Do you dream of seeing bright white teeth in the mirror, or in a picture, every time you flash a smile? Many people would love to have whiter teeth, but a variety of factors can lead your teeth to dull in appearance as the years go by. Fortunately, thanks to modern techniques, it’s possible to reverse that trend and bring your teeth back to a brighter shade.

In this post, we are going to discuss some of the many benefits of teeth whitening. If you have been needing a bit of motivation to go ahead and get started with some teeth whitening treatments, we hope the content below does the trick.

Look Your Best

We’ll get the obvious one out of the way first. When you whiten your teeth, you will improve the look of your smile almost immediately. Everyone wants to look their best when they head out the door and making sure your teeth look great is a big step in that direction. Sure, there are plenty of other pieces that play into your overall appearance, but the whiteness of your teeth is right up there near the top of the list. People notice your smile quickly when you are first introduced, and a bright white smile is sure to grab some attention.

Improve Your Confidence

This second point goes right along with the first one. If you know you look great when you head out the door each day, you’ll naturally feel better about yourself. It’s great to feel good about yourself, as you will gain a boost of confidence that should help you tackle whatever life throws your way. Is an improved smile automatically going to give you all the self-confidence in the world? Probably not, but it sure is a step in the right direction. Any little thing you can do to build yourself up and gain confidence is worth exploring. Dr. Yao explains that another benefit of teeth whitening is that it is an easy process to get done.

Draw Attention to Your Smile – And Away from Blemishes

We all have blemishes that we wish weren’t part of our appearance. For instance, you may have a few small scars on your face from old acne spots, or you may have wrinkles around your mouth and eyes. One of the incredible powers of teeth whitening is to draw attention toward your teeth and away from those blemishes. Will whiter teeth make the blemish spots disappear? No – but they may become far less noticeable to others with such a bright white smile to steal the show.

In reality, those blemishes on your face are probably far more noticeable to you than anyone else. You see them in the mirror each morning, and you pay close attention to them as the years go by. Others likely don’t notice much anyway – but having a bright smile will only help to make sure others aren’t focused on the parts of your face that you would like them to ignore.

It’s Affordable

If you are not currently happy with your appearance, there are plenty of options at your disposal to make changes. Many of these options, unfortunately, are quite expensive. It’s easy to spend a small fortune in pursuit of improvements to your physical appearance, and some of those treatments will be more successful than others. Not only can you spend tons of money in this area, but you can also wind up dealing with some significant side effects and recovery times, depending on which options you select.

On the other hand, teeth whitening has the potential to make a profound impact on your appearance, and it is quite affordable. And, we aren’t talking about over-the-counter box treatments, either. We are talking about proper teeth whitening in a professional dental office1. If you have been putting off the idea of having your teeth whitened in a dental office because you were afraid of what it might cost, we would encourage you to take a closer look. In the end, you might find that this is an affordable, effective way to alter your appearance.

Better with a Pro

By this point, we hope you are convinced that having your teeth whitened can make a significant impact on your day to day life. Okay – so you have decided that you would like to have whiter teeth, now what? Do you head to the grocery store to find an at-home whitening kit that you can use? Or do you make an appointment with your local dental office? There are pros and cons to each, but as you might suspect, the better results are going to be achieved through working with a dentist.

Among the many benefits of going the professional route for your teeth whitening includes the following –

  • A specific plan. When working with a dentist, you will be able to have a customized plan put in place that will bring your teeth to the desired whiteness. If you do it yourself at home, you may not get as much whitening as you would like – or you may get too much. It will be more of a guessing game, and you may not be happy with the results.
  • More convenient. It might seem convenient to do this yourself at home, but in the end, it’s likely to be more of a hassle. With treatments at a dental office, you simply stop by at the appropriate time, have the treatment completed, and go on with your day.
  • Speed. If you don’t want to wait too long to start seeing results, you will certainly want to choose a dental office. The products used at the dentist’s office are stronger than what is available over-the-counter, meaning you get quicker results and a shorter timeline to a great, confident smile.

At Lakeside Dental, we offer professional teeth whitening treatments, along with everything else you would expect to find at a quality dental office. If you would like to learn more about our practice, or if you’d like to make your first appointment2, please contact us right away. Thank you for taking the time to visit!


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