Maybe you’ve noticed that your smile doesn’t have the same shine anymore. Various factors such as plaque buildup, eating and drinking habits, smoking, and prior dental trauma can lead to teeth that look yellow or dull. Professional bleaching treatments are a safe and reliable way to make your smile bright again. Here are some of the benefits of having your teeth whitened professionally.

Teeth Whitening Will Improve Your Confidence

An inviting and healthy-looking smile can have a positive impact on your self-esteem. Studies have shown that the majority of adults believe that a winning smile makes a person more appealing in social situations.  A whiter smile can give you a renewed sense of confidence and make the world take notice. While you can always brush and floss to whiten your teeth, a professional whitening service can mean a big difference.

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

It is important to note that professional teeth bleaching is not for everyone. The agents that are used in this process are not recommended for people with poor enamel or sensitive teeth, which is why our dentists have a consultation before getting you started on the treatment to determine if you’re an ideal candidate.

Once you’ve decided that teeth whitening is right for you, you can choose between at-home or in-office treatments. In-office teeth bleaching treatments are done in our offices. If you chose an at-home treatment, you’ll be outfitted with a custom tray to wear at home. The process takes a varying amount of time depending on your desired results. The results of professional teeth whitening can last from one to five years depending on your personal oral hygiene and lifestyle habits.

Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening Products

There are a few over-the-counter teeth whiteners available, but these products aren’t necessarily as safe and can’t guarantee the same results as a professional teeth whitening program. Make sure you consult a dentist before using any of these products.

Whiter teeth are the keys to a happier, more confident smile. If you want the brilliance of a shiny white smile, consider having your teeth professionally whitened. Contact us at Sherwood Dental for more information about the teeth whitening process and to see if you’re a good candidate for this treatment.