Whiter Teeth Can Add to Your Confidence

Whiter Teeth Can Add to Your Confidence

Researchers have found that confident people tend to smile more often. Because smiling can help promote positive interactions with others, it may even help boost confidence in patients on its own. Having whiter teeth will encourage you to show off your brilliant smile, raising your self-confidence in the process.

Getting a teeth whitening is the most common way to brighten a smile. Through the use of a peroxide-based gel that bleaches the tooth enamel, this procedure eliminates or greatly reduces stains on the surfaces of the teeth. Discoloration resulting from coffee, tea, wine, berries and tobacco often responds to teeth whitening. The stronger formulas used in professional teeth whitening offer faster, longer-lasting results than what is obtained with store-bought whiteners.

Veneers and crowns are two methods of concealment that can also be used to gain a whiter smile. In contrast to teeth whitening, which lasts for months depending on your lifestyle, veneers and crowns can last for decades. These are necessary when discoloration is found mainly inside of the teeth, where teeth whitening agents cannot reach. Some stains are also too heavy for teeth whitening to eliminate, making veneers or crowns preferable. Crowns are thicker than veneers and are, therefore, more effective for the heaviest stains. However, both options resist discoloration thanks to the non-porous porcelain material.

While teeth whitening can give you a temporary increase in confidence if you have surface stains, veneers and crowns can make you feel better about your smile permanently. With any of these options, you are likely to enjoy a better quality of life overall, as you smile more at friends, family and co-workers. You can schedule a consultation with our expert in teeth whitening in Northridge to learn more about these treatments.


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