Your smile is one of your most important assets. There is a huge amount of research showing that people make all kinds of judgments about others based on nothing more than their smile, at least initially. With so much at stake, it’s small wonder that if you have anything less than a perfect smile, you may feel a little inhibited.
Not being able or willing to smile is really going to set you back in many ways, both socially and professionally. If your concerns about smiling are caused by unsightly discoloration, you’ll be comforted to know that there is a very simple way to take care of this problem.
The solution is inexpensive and painless, and usually takes less than an hour or two of your time. Having your teeth professionally whitened is really easy, and you’ll see results instantly.
Now, there are alternatives on the market. For example there are kits you can take home to do the job yourself, and there is also whitening toothpaste available. Neither of these will give you the same results as professional whitening, and amazingly enough, they may actually cost you more.
If that last statement surprised you, then consider that using home remedies effectively is much more difficult to do by yourself, and may require a lot of trial-and-error before you finally figure out how to use it properly. Then there is the fact that home remedies have to be formulated a lot weaker than professional solutions due to consumer safety regulations. That means you have to use much more for a longer time to get results that even come close to a professional job. Finally, there is also the fact that some of these remedies just plain don’t work.
Even if you do everything right, most of these home remedies only offer you results within 14 days or sometimes even longer. With the professional whitening, you see results the same day. When you add all these factors up, it’s clear that a do-it-yourself approach is not worth all the extra trouble and difficulty.
One way that whitening toothpaste can be of benefit is in helping to maintain the whiteness of a professional whitening session. The ingredients in whitening toothpaste may be formulated in a way that will provide superior results compared to ordinary toothpaste, though of course some of them do not work as advertised.
If you are going to use a whitening toothpaste product, it is probably worth discussing it with your dental professional to make sure that the product you are using will be effective and that it does not contain ingredients that will react with the professional whitening products in a detrimental way. Your dentist may even be able to recommend the best toothpaste for you to try.
Professional whitening can remove staining due to age, smoking, coffee and tea drinking, and just about everything else. When you have your teeth professionally whitened, you will feel renewed confidence and you’ll be able to smile freely again, without fear or hesitation.