For That Whiter, Brighter Smile – Options for whiter teeth
Flashing that smile of yours not impressing during the interview? Too many swiping left on your profile picture? Your once dazzling smile faded to a middle-aged funk?
Let’s face it, as much as we might want to tell ourselves we don’t judge others by their smile, we really do.
It’s simply human nature to notice a person’s smile. And when that toothy grin resembles a child’s study-in-yellow coloring project, people will notice (and not for the right reasons). So now you need to whiten your teeth to get that smile you’ve always wanted. Well, there are options out there to help you achieve the pearly whites of your dreams.
The following information will help you make an informed decision when going for whiter teeth:
Dental Teeth Whitening: Doing a search for the best dentist in Santa Fe will find you a lengthy list of choices and one thing the bulk of these dentists will have in common is teeth whitening. With dental teeth whitening, whitening agents are used with or without specialized machinery.
With in-office teeth whitening, a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth and a special light is then applied to activate the agent. This method is fast and can provide the best results sometimes with one application. Other bleaching methods use similar whiteners but are done at home with specialized dental trays. This method isn’t as fast as in-office whitening but still produces equally dramatic results with only a few applications.
Over the Counter Whitening: Going down the dental care aisle of your local store will show a wide variety of at-home whitening products. From toothpastes to strips, there are a multitude of options to choose from. While mostly inexpensive and safe, there is still a lot of confusion about which product will meet individual needs. Many times, despite multiple uses, only minimal whitening is achieved.
With the cost being cheaper, this may be a good place to start for whitening, but noticeable results may take some time if they are every fully achieved.
The Bottom Line: While OTC whitening products are cheaper and safe to use, they might not give you the results you’re looking for. With dental whitening, the price is higher but impressive results achieved much faster.
So, take the time, talk to your dentist, read labels and get your best smile