It seems like almost everyone these days wants a brighter, whiter smile. Look at any magazine cover and you will see teeth that are so white it’s unbelievable. While that “photoshop” white may not be realistic, there are a variety of products and procedures available to help improve the whiteness of your smile.
For many people, daily oral hygiene routines and regular cleanings at the dentist office are enough to keep their smiles looking bright. Chalk it up to good genes, limited staining agents, or impeccable hygiene – there are those who naturally have a beautifully bright smile. For those who need a little extra help achieving the whiteness they desire, there are options available.
All people who are interested in teeth whitening should speak with their dentist to find out whether whitening procedures or products will be effective in producing the desired results. Not all products or procedures can correct all types of tooth discoloration. For example, teeth that have been damaged and have a grayish hue may not bleach well at all. People also need to make sure that any dental work that they have had done will tolerate bleaching, and not be negatively affected by whitening products.
Teeth whitening remains the number one beauty treatment in America. However, just because it is popular does not mean it’s right for everyone. Talk to your dentist before you whiten!
Posted on behalf of Linda King DDS
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