Did you know that a whiter smile can make you look younger? It’s true! Not only can a brighter smile take years off your appearance, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people underestimate the age of others who smile especially those with white teeth. It is important to have a great smile that gives you confidence, and a naturally beautiful smile lightened with teeth whitening can make a difference in social and professional situations.
As we age, our teeth begin to lose their pearly white luster, becoming dull and yellow. Certain food and drinks cause stains to occur, while genetics can play a role in how yellow teeth become. There is, however, one major contributor to the discoloration of teeth and that is smoking and chewing tobacco. Not only does the habit carry with it dangerous consequences such as gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer, but it ruins the color of your teeth even staining them a very unattractive shade of brown.
Integrity Dental offers two types of teeth whitening procedures. In-office teeth whitening typically takes a single appointment of about 1-2 hours. At-home teeth whitening treatments take a few weeks for maximum result, but can be applied when it is most convenient for you. Depending on the level of whitening you need, and what you are most comfortable with, Dr. Cole can help you decide which teeth whitening option is right for you.
At-home teeth whitening is safe and effective, and uses a professional grade gel to whiten your teeth. Our office relies on Colgate Optic White and 3M White Bright take-home kits for your at-home whitening. You will need to visit our office for a set of quick impressions which we will use to create custom bleaching trays. You will take your trays and the whitening solution home along with specific instructions for your at-home teeth whitening treatment. Simply fill the trays with the solution and wear them as directed. You will notice an almost immediate difference in the color of your smile with the most dramatic teeth whitening results after about two weeks.
If you are ready for a bright, youthful smile, make your teeth whitening appointment with Integrity Dental. Dr. Cole may also recommend additional cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as porcelain veneers and Invisalign clear braces, to create your best possible smile. If you are in Farmington, Kirtland, Bloomfield, Aztec, or Shiprock, call us today.