Want a Brighter Smile? Trust your Teeth to your Dentist!
- Posted on: May 15 2016
You have probably heard someone say that you get what you pay for. This old adage rings true in a number of scenarios. Although dental care may not seem one of them, it absolutely is; especially when it comes to enhancing the appearance of your teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is popular because many people have something they would like to change about their smile. One of the quickest makeovers you can get is to brighten your smile by removing set-in stains. Taking this singular step can not only transform your teeth, but your entire facial aesthetic. When you have a vibrant smile, people perceive you as friendly, trustworthy, even successful. From this first impression, others will respond to you favorably. Multiple studies have been conducted to prove this fact.
DIY your Kitchen Table, not your Smile
There can be something exciting and fulfilling about a good DIY project. However, when it comes to your teeth, it pays to leave let the professionals do the heavy lifting. Ok, maybe no real lifting is involved, but removing stains from enamel is nothing to take too lightly. For instance, did you know that one of the most widely spread DIY teeth whitening methods, using baking soda and lemon, can actually do a lot of damage to your teeth? Abrasion and acid equal erosion, and erosion translates into a higher risk of cavities and, get this, more discoloration.
The hazard of DIY teeth whitening were proven hundreds of years ago when ancient Egyptians did something very similar to what many people are trying today. Instead of lemon, they used vinegar. Instead of baking soda, they used pumice. Really, it’s switching one acid and one abrasive substance for another. The results are the same: tooth damage.
Professional Treatment Gives you Great Results Quickly and Safely
Teeth whitening overseen by your dentist is neither expensive nor complicated. In one visit, we can assess your teeth to identify the type of staining you have. If teeth whitening is the most appropriate solution, we will take impressions of your teeth. This will be used to create your custom-fit whitening trays. At a subsequent visit, you will receive your trays and a supply of professional-grade whitening gel. After a few days of use, you will begin to see a brighter, more vibrant smile. It’s that easy.
Get your dream smile safely. Call Mainland Dental Associates.
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