Are You Considering Whitening Your Teeth? Here are Some Questions You Need to Ask!

Do you ever observe another person’s smile and think “I would love a smile like that”? If you do, you’re not alone. According to market research, approximately 80% of us wish for whiter teeth. The demand for radiant smiles is also reflected in numbers on cosmetic dentistry. For several years running, teeth whitening has been a leading cosmetic procedure. And why not? It is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to makeover the smile!

We are happy to help patients feel great about their smiles. We do so by offering in-office whitening treatment as well as take-home whitening kits to get and keep a vibrant smile. We invite you to schedule your preferred treatment with us. But first, you may want to ask yourself a few questions.

Is Whitening the Answer?

Most of the time, professional teeth whitening works. However, some types of staining cannot be lifted from enamel. This is because not all stains sit in the superficial layer of the tooth. Sometimes, enamel is naturally thin or defective, resulting in a showing of dentin, which is darker than enamel. If your enamel is thin or dentin is showing through for another reason, whitening the surface won’t do much for the vibrancy of your smile. To ensure that teeth whitening will work, we observe teeth and the nature of discoloration.

Is Whitening What I Really Need?

Individuals who are generally happy with their teeth but would like their smile to have a little more personality tend to be very satisfied with the outcome of teeth whitening. But when other cosmetic imperfections coincide with discoloration, there may be a reason to consider treatment that can address multiple concerns at once. For example, teeth can be whitened and lengthened with a few porcelain veneers.

Can Results be Maintained?

Lifestyle habits usually cause the discoloration that is alleviated with teeth whitening. That morning cup of coffee or glass of red wine at dinner will provoke further discoloration over time. Fortunately, teeth whitening is a treatment that can repeatedly be obtained as needed to keep teeth shining and bright. It is simply necessary to be prepared for this commitment, if you so desire. Do you have to get your teeth whitening over and over again? No, but stains will return in time.

Your smile can have new life within the next few weeks. Call our Palm Beach Gardens office at (561) 627-9000 to schedule your teeth whitening treatment.

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