The Smile Shop
Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS
cosmetic dentistry | teeth whitening | durham nc

Is Teeth Whitening Right for you?

September 10, 2019
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Posted By: The Smile Shop
cosmetic dentistry | durham nc

A person's smile can be their source of joy.

Studies suggest that the act of smiling can increase your level of happiness, and smiling often makes people likable and approachable. Not everyone has a smile they are proud of, and some people go through great lengths to hide their smile. This can affect their self-esteem and their well-spring of joy.

Cosmetic dentistry addresses our smile imperfections and flaws, whatever our specific needs may be. Some of our Durham clients require extensive smile makeover procedures to design their dream smile. Other patients may need minimal cosmetic dental treatments, like professional teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening Improves Your Appearance

Many factors contribute to yellow or stained teeth, including:

  • Dark tea, coffee, red wine, berries, tomato sauce
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Trauma or injury to teeth
  • Medications or illnesses
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Poor oral health
  • General wear and tear

As you can see, the reasons are vast and may include combinations of different factors. Regardless of what contributed to teeth staining, the fix is easy and minimally invasive. In just one dental visit, you can walk away with a stunning Hollywood smile!

Reverse the Effects of Aging

While a bright smile isn't precisely a Fountain of Youth, many of our Durham patients report that years seem to melt off after a professional teeth whitening treatment. White teeth are associated with youth and health, so a polished smile can give you the appearance of vigor. On the other side of the spectrum, dull and yellow teeth can make you appear older. 

Teeth Whitening Is Quick and Efficient

Some cosmetic dental procedures require a bit of planning as treatment can take weeks or months, such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Professional teeth whitening can be done on your lunch break, which means you can give yourself the gift of a smile makeover instantly. If you have a wedding, reunion, meeting, or vacation coming up, you can look your absolute best with a stunning smile. 

Are You Ready for Whiter Teeth?

Drs. Kate Dolin and Adam Spriggs will usually recommend a dental cleaning and exam prior to the whitening procedure to make sure the foundation is perfectly healthy. If you are interested in improving your smile and restore your radiant white teeth, give us a call today!

 

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