Your smile is one of your best assets. However, if you find your teeth are not as perfect as you’d like, you might smile and laugh less often. This interferes with your enjoyment of life, while also sending the wrong message. While it might seem worrying too much about your appearance is a little shallow, the truth of the matter is that a white, healthy smile can improve your life in many ways.
Here’s how teeth whitening and cosmetic dental care can make your life better.
1. You feel more attractive
Not only will you feel more attractive, but you actually are more attractive according to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry report. Their survey found that 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing.
2. Career opportunities
The same survey found that 74% of people believe an unattractive smile can hurt a person's career. Your new bright smile can have a positive effect on your success.
3. Confidence booster
Knowing more people find you attractive, your new white smile will also boost your confidence. Confidence is important in all aspects of your life. It allows you to smile and laugh more, while also feeling empowered to meet new people, speak up more often at work and become more involved in social activities.
4. Selfie-worthy smile
Let’s face it, we live in a selfie world where people are expected to constantly post pictures of themselves to show off their fabulous life. However, if you don’t have a fabulous white smile, you might be less inclined to share your stories. While you can filter and edit pictures, natural is always best. Show off your smile and get more likes with your new white teeth.
5. Look younger
As you age, your teeth tend to yellow from eating and drinking staining foods, habits like smoking and general wear and tear of your tooth enamel. As a result, when you have yellow teeth, you tend to look older. White teeth make you look younger, and even take away from your wrinkles. With a brilliant white smile, people focus on that and not so much on the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
6. Affordable smile makeover
Of all the cosmetic dental care Guelph patients get, is one of the most affordable. You have your choice of teeth whitening options and can get stunning results in just a few appointments. You can also keep up your white smile with over-the-counter whitening products to get more bang for your buck.
7. Less risk of long-term tooth sensitivity
Keep in mind that pro whitening is very different from over-the-counter, at home teeth whitening kits. When used too often, left on too long or used when your teeth aren’t in the best condition, it can lead to tooth sensitivity.
When you take the pro whitening route, you first get a complete assessment to look for potential issues with the treatment and then proper application to ensure we reduce the risk for sensitivity. You get better results and avoid the risk of long-term discomfort due to tooth sensitivity.
8. Reduction of long-term stains and discolouration
Because stains build up gradually, when you schedule regular professional teeth whitening appointments you help combat stains and discolouration over time. As a result, you require fewer appointments to remove deep-down stains, because you will only have surface staining that occurs from food and drink. Your white smile will last longer and you’ll need fewer appointments due to proper whitening maintenance.
9. Gum and cheek protection
Because teeth whitening products contain peroxide and other chemical agents, improper use cannot only affect your teeth but your gums and cheeks as well. As mentioned, before we proceed with whitening treatment, we assess your oral health to ensure we don’t cause more damage than good. This includes other oral health issues such as the potential for gum and cheek pain.
Even if you don’t have signs of issues with your “soft tissue”, improper application of these chemicals can lead to discomfort. Professional whitening with Zoom, is a gentle, yet effective method that uses LED technology, while protecting your gums, tongue and cheeks from irritation.
If you would like more information about cosmetic dental care in Guelph, call Guelph Family Dentistry at (888) 250-8819 or contact us here.