Teeth whitening is the most prevalent cosmetic dental treatment being performed at clinics all over the country. Quick, easy, and effective these treatments can help enhance the appearance of your teeth by reversing staining. There are multiple forms of dental whitening available both as an over-the-counter treatment and those available from professionals like the Scarsdale Dental Team. Under the guidance of Dr. Jesse Hofer, we’ve been helping patients from our community experience the confidence of a beautiful white smile.
What Are The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening?
There has been a substantial level of research put into the effects of a beautiful white smile. While enhanced self-confidence and a love of your smile is the most obvious benefit, there are others that have been revealed over time. The following benefits of dental whitening have been indicated by current research:
- Boosted First Impressions – Research has shown that an unstained smile has a positive effect when meeting someone for the first time.
- Improved Career Potential – While not explicitly stated, research has shown that there is a correlation between stained teeth and reduced odds of getting a new job, a raise, or a promotion.
- Enhanced Social Positioning – Whether you’re looking to make a new friend or seeking the love of your life, dental imperfections may be hurting your chances.
While the impact of a beautiful white smile is still being researched, all available evidence shows it can have a dramatic effect in these areas.
What Types Of Dental Whitening Are Available?
There are several forms of dental whitening available on the market today, both as OTC treatments and by your dental practitioner. The most common form of professional dental treatment involves the use of customized trays containing a peroxide mixture. Similar to those available at your pharmacy, these use a higher concentration of peroxide to achieve their effects. In some cases, dental sensitivity will prevent the use of these trays, and the patient will be sent home with an at-home version to be used as directed.
Questions You May Have For Your Dentist About Dental Whitening
Will Bleaching Damage My Teeth?
Research and long-term use in the dental community have revealed no major side-effects to getting your teeth bleached, though dental sensitivity sometimes occurs.
How Long Will The Teeth Whitening Last?
When you first emerge from your dental whitening procedure, your teeth will be a few shades lighter than their final color. Over the following couple of days, the color will darken slightly, and then remain that way for six months or longer depending on lifestyle and oral health factors.
Can I Get My Teeth Bleached While Pregnant?
Currently, pregnancy precludes dental whitening due to a lack of research. While there is no evidence that dental whitening will harm you or your baby, dentists won’t perform the procedure while you’re pregnant or nursing.
Will Bleaching Affect My Crowns, Bonding, Or Veneers?
Only natural dental structures can benefit from dental whitening. New dental work will be required to restore stained dental work.
If you have any additional questions about receiving professional teeth whitening from Scarsdale Dental Team, call our offices at 412-758-1864. We’ll arrange an appointment for you with Dr. Jesse Hofer or one of our other practitioners at our office at 495 Central Park Avenue office in Scarsdale, NY. Don’t let stained teeth impact the quality of your life, call today!