A bright, white smile can help you have the look of youth, vitality, warmth, happiness, and radiant health. In modern society, we are judged by our appearance, it is an unfortunate fact of life. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry indicated that:
- Over 99% of all adults believe a smile is an essential social asset
- Over 95% said that a charming smile made people more appealing to the opposite sex
- Over 70% felt that an unattractive smile can impair chances for success in their careers
- An additional study found that people with attractive smiles were perceived to be more attractive, popular, sensitive, intelligent, happy, and interesting
If you think you are too busy to seek the benefits of smile enhancement, you will learn that many cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening actually take very little time. Porcelain veneers typically take two dental visits after the initial consultation, and teeth whitening can be completed in one 90-minute visit, or you can even whiten at home.
Professional at-home whitening, also known as tray whitening, is one of the most popular ways to brighten your smile. The dentist takes an impression of your teeth and uses this to create customized trays with a precise fit. You receive the trays and professional strength whitening gel to use in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The most beneficial aspect of this option is that you can whiten when it is convenient for you. There are over the counter kits available, however the whitening agent is not as strong as that supplied by your dentist, so it doesn’t bleach the deeper stains. Additionally, the one size fits all trays have a tendency to leak, resulting in soft tissue irritation.
In-Office whitening with the Zoom! whitening system can be completed in as little as 90 minutes from in the door to out the door again. Your teeth can be many shades lighter in the span of a long lunch break. The advantage to this system is the results are immediate. This can be a real lifesaver if you have an upcoming event and you want to look your best.
At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry, both at-home and in-office whitening is offered for the convenience of our patients. If you want a great smile in a hurry, Call [phone] or email for a consultation today.