Can You Benefit from Teeth Whitening Treatment?
Choosing to whiten your teeth is a highly personal decision based on your goals for your smile. While teeth whitening doesn't necessarily result in an improvement to your health, most people feel much better about their appearance with attractive white teeth.
Motivation to Take Care of Your Teeth
When patients complete teeth whitening, they often have a renewed dedication to taking great care of their teeth. When your smile looks great, chances are that you'll want to keep it that way! Many patients brush and floss more regularly to keep their gleaming white smiles looking fresh. Some patients use teeth whitening as a reward when they stop smoking.
Professional dental cleanings help keep stains away, too!
Improved Confidence and Self-Esteem
A yellow or dark smile may make you feel self-conscious about smiling. With whiter teeth, smiling can feel great! People may perceive you as being friendlier because you no longer feel inhibited by stained teeth. This is a benefit both professionally and personally. People are attracted to happy, positive energy.
Whitening before Restorative Dentistry
If you have a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that you would like to complete, you might consider whitening your teeth first so that your final restorations can be created in a lighter, brighter color. Fillings, crowns, veneers, and bonding do not whiten in the same way as natural teeth. Whitening your teeth first means that your restorative dentistry will be brighter overall.
Teeth Whitening Is Safe and Affordable
When considering cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening is often a first choice because it is safe for most healthy patients. As long as you have good oral health and follow the instructions exactly, you should be able to whiten your teeth without complications. It is also extremely affordable, and your custom whitening trays can be reused again and again as touch-up treatments are needed.
We offer both take-home and in-office teeth whitening in our Indianapolis dental office, which gives our patients a choice when planning their new look!