Why would I need my teeth whitened?
Teeth tend to lose their natural whiteness and shine due to various factors. Teeth can become pale, yellow, stained, or discolored due to environmental pollution, certain colored foods and drinks, smoking, and certain medications.
In all such cases, the person may lose a winsome smile and joyful laughter because the teeth may give an unsightly appearance. The person may become self-conscious of the teeth and try to suppress a natural smile and laughter. This may have an adverse impact on the personality and facial profile of an individual.
People who are highly self-conscious of their unsightly teeth may not be able to enjoy freely at social gatherings. They may feel uncomfortable with other people and it may even hamper their performance in their professional life. Even if the natural shape and alignment of the teeth may be beautiful and without any significant flaw, the poor color of the teeth is enough to spoil the charm of a natural smile.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular solutions offered by cosmetic dentists to counter the problem of unsightly color of teeth. It is a non-invasive procedure that helps to improve the shade of the teeth considerably. There are in-office and at-home teeth whitening options available. Some patients may also opt for over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, but they are not very effective in most cases.
In-office teeth whitening can produce the desired results in a single sitting under the dentist’s supervision. However, patients who prefer to apply the procedure at home can do so with the teeth whitening agent and customized trays that the dentist provides. It may take a few days of treatment, but effective results can be achieved in most cases.