A recent survey found that 99.7% of all adults believe that having an attractive smile is important in terms of social advantage. In addition, the survey found that an overwhelming percentage of respondents found that not having an appealing smile was considered to be a distinct advantage in terms of job advancement and in being thought being attractive to the opposite gender.
A bright smile can equal healthy
Most people find that it is a smile that makes the most impression on people when you are first introduced. A bright smile with white teeth equals healthy and vibrant in the minds of many people. In terms of creating a good impression with your smile, getting your teeth lightened, and taking care of any stains from smoking, caffeine, and aging can be a quick and cost-effective way to achieve a healthy bright smile that tells people you feel good about yourself.
Why our teeth get discolored
As we age our teeth naturally start to darken. Smoking or eating certain foods, using particular antibiotics or even genetics can increase the process of discoloration. Changes in the dentin or tooth enamel can also cause tooth discoloration which can happen as a result of decay in the teeth or root canal problems, damage to the teeth, the use of antibiotics such as tetracycline, or excessive amounts of fluoride. Discoloration that is limited to the outside of the enamel is generally caused by smoking or from eating carrots or drinking coffee or tea. Getting your teeth lightened makes them look like the teeth of a younger person which is why they make a person look younger.
It is possible to whiten your teeth using home products but it is safer and more effective to have your teeth professionally whitened in a dentist’s office. Using a professional teeth whitening dentist means that your gums and mouth are protected from the whitening materials. A professional teeth whitening procedure will also make sure that your tooth enamel is also protected from injury. Using over the counter products may lighten your teeth but ultimately damage the tooth enamel or irritate your gums or mouth.