Want Whiter Teeth? See your Dentist!

teeth whiteningA bright smile is indicative of energy and health. You may understand this; but did you know that your smile is also sending messages about your character? Studies show that people with bright white teeth are thought to be friendly, successful, popular, and even wealthy. These are just a few of the many positive traits that are portrayed in a beautiful smile. Though nice, and beneficial to your professional and personal interactions, it is possible that the best thing about maintaining a bright smile is how it affects your own sense of confidence.

Is all Teeth Whitening the Same?

Lifting discoloration from your teeth can be an excellent way to boost your entire appearance. With the plethora of products available online and in your local retailer, you may feel so close to the vibrant smile you desire. Commercial whitening pastes, strips, paints, and other products can often fall under the old saying “so close, and yet so far away.” There is good reason why.

  • Whitening toothpastes do not actually contain bleach that whitens enamel. Most pastes are formulated with a mild abrasive, such as baking soda. What this does is polish enamel. The benefit of gentle abrasive action is that surface particles are removed. However, if you have stains that have settled in to the pores of enamel, toothpaste will not give you noticeable results.
  • Whitening strips and paints contain bleach. However, because there is no oversight to care by a professional, there are limitations to the concentration of active ingredients. Translation: the peroxide in commercial products is too weak to noticeably whiten teeth.

The Benefit of Professional Teeth Whitening

Patients of our Clyde, NC practice discover right away the immense value in professional cosmetic dental care. Dr. Highsmith is among an elite group of dentists, one of only a few hundred who have been fully accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Teeth whitening is a job for your dentist, not for a large manufacturing company. The clear benefit to professional care is that you achieve your desired outcome. To do this takes the right product; in this case it is the right concentration of active ingredients.

Ready to reveal your brilliant smile? Schedule your visit with Dr. Highsmith at (828) 627-9282.

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