Your smile is a large part of the portrait of your personality. Studies have shown that we tend to assess other humans through their smiles. Teeth that are bright and shining, even if not perfectly straight, send a message of warmth, friendliness, and vitality. Whiter teeth also make the smile look younger. If you don’t see these things in your own smile, perhaps it’s time to gift yourself more brightness. As the holidays approach, we can’t think of a better time for professional teeth whitening.
We enjoy helping patients fall in love with their smiles, whether for the first time or all over again. Professional teeth whitening is a convenient and effective way we can do this. Dr. Mahal offers treatments that can be enjoyed right here in the office or in the comfort of your home. Both are effective and both can transform your smile pretty quickly. If you’re ready to live in your best smile, we’d love to meet with you. Together, we can discover if teeth whitening treatment is ideal for you.
How Teeth Whitening Works
To determine if teeth whitening is the best approach to a better smile, we have to look at what this treatment does. Both in-office and home whitening techniques utilize a bleaching agent to lift discoloration from enamel. The bleaching gel penetrates the uppermost layer of enamel, which has tiny pores just like the skin. This breaks up the tiny particles of debris that have collected in the outer layer of teeth. As the particles are broken up, the natural radiant shade of teeth shines through. Professional treatment can even go beyond the natural shade of white to give the smile a special glow without making it look artificial.
An experienced dentist knows to look beyond the surface. While teeth whitening is a proven and convenient method of reviving the smile, it may not be the best approach for every person. For example, if you have intrinsic stains that are beneath the surface of enamel (usually caused by tetracycline use), teeth whitening will not work. In these instances, Dr. Mahal may suggest veneers. Ultimately, the goal of cosmetic treatments is to improve the appearance of the smile in the most effective manner. When possible, teeth whitening is ideal. Not only does it achieve quick results, but it achieves results that are easy to maintain. With periodic touch-ups, our patients can maintain a radiant smile for decades.
Get your glowing smile. Contact our Granite Bay office at 916.800.5001.