While general dentistry is focused on the overall health of your teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry aims to make a positive change to the appearance of your smile. When your smile looks its best, you can approach your day with more self-confidence. This has the potential to affect not only your self-esteem but your personal and professional relationships as well. Today cosmetic dentistry can often address functional as well as aesthetic concerns using a number of procedures.
Why Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening treatments provide noticeable results in a very short period of time, giving you an immediate boost in your confidence. When you can openly smile without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious about the shade of your teeth, it can improve your relationships both at work and in your personal life. A confident, open smile is often viewed as an indicator of a confident, honest person. Professional teeth whitening treatments can help to give you back the confidence that you need to move up professionally and get closer to your friends, family, and loved ones.
Professionally Supervised Teeth Whitening
Although there are a number of take home treatments whitening solutions available in virtually every chemist and supermarkets today, a professionally supervised teeth whitening session can provide far superior results. Take home treatments often require multiple treatments over several weeks or even months before they can make a noticeable difference. A professionally supervised whitening treatment provides you with immediate results.
Today, professionally supervised whitening treatments can be given in a number of ways. There are in-office whitening treatments that can provide you with very noticeable results in a very short period of time. Additionally, most cosmetic dentistry professionals can also provide you with professional take-home treatments that will provide you with similar results over a longer period of time, but do not require you to stay in your dentist’s office.
One of the many benefits of professionally supervised teeth whitening treatments is that our partner dentist at Overseas Dental Solutions can create customized whitening trays. This ensure that the whitening solution does not come into contact with your gums or other soft tissues in your mouth. This minimizes your chances of suffering from side effects such as tooth and gum sensitivity. When you visit our partner dentist for professional teeth whitening, they can also advise you of the best way to whiten your teeth without affecting your existing dental work such as dental crowns, veneers, and bridges. Failing to take these elements into account can result in a condition known as “technicolor teeth,” where your dental work remains the same shade while your natural teeth become whiter.
Advancements in modern cosmetic dentistry have allowed professionals to create very high-quality whitening toothpastes that will provide you with results far superior to the toothpaste you can buy in the store. These whitening toothpastes can not only help to whiten your teeth, they also help to extend the effect of your professional teeth whitening treatments. These toothpastes usually contain a solution of hydrogen peroxide and abrasives such as silica or baking soda in order to remove the deeper, more set-in stains from your teeth.
How Long Does It Take?
An in-surgery whitening treatment can usually be completed in as little as fifteen to thirty minutes. Take-home whitening treatments generally take anywhere between one to three months or more to reach your final, brightest.