You’ve been a regular coffee drinker for a long time and you recently noticed that your teeth aren’t as white as they could be. Or, you recently quit smoking, but you can still see the lingering effects of the tobacco on your teeth. If your yellowing teeth make you feel self-conscious and you feel like you need to address the issue, asking your dentist about teeth whitening could be for you.
Some excellent reasons to consider teeth whitening are as follows:
- There are surface stains on your teeth from aging.
- Use of tobacco, drinking coffee, tea, red wine and other abrasive drinks have stained your teeth.
- Plaque and tartar deposits exist your teeth.
You can choose an at-home teeth whitening kit or you can ask your dentist about the option of having your teeth whitened at the office. Both your dentist and the at-home kits use a peroxide-based solution to clean your teeth, but the at-home kits are not as strong as what might be available at your dentist’s office. Your dentist may also be able to brighten your teeth faster by using a combination of heat and/or light to increase the whitening process.
Whitening your teeth can make you look younger, give you confidence at a special event, such as a class reunion or job interview, help you make a positive first impression when meeting new people, and reverse years of staining and yellowing. Give yourself a boost of confidence and ask your dentist about teeth whitening at your next visit.