If your teeth have yellowed over time or you’re simply unsatisfied with the dullness of your smile, it’s important to know that you’re not the only one. Whether you need a headshot, have a job interview or are planning on attending a special occasion, having a smile that makes you feel confident can transform your self-esteem.
Thankfully, brightening your smile is a fairly easy fix. Teeth whitening is the perfect way to achieve the smile of your dreams!
Why aren’t my Teeth Naturally White?
If you’ve never whitened your teeth, it’s extremely common to feel unhappy with the shade that they appear. You may see images of friends or strangers on social media and think, “How are their teeth so white?” We can assure you that they definitely weren’t born with those pearly whites! Unfortunately, the reality is that adults’ teeth are normally yellow, or a pale grey. However, overtime enamel thins, and these shades will begin to deepen. Here are a few reasons that your teeth may not be as white as you’d like them to be:
- Built up plaque and tartar
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Having too much fluoride
- Natural aging
- Regular intake of staining food/drink items
Another prominent factor that plays a role in the colour of our teeth is what we eat on a regular basis. There are many food and drinks items that are capable of staining and ruining teeth, such as:
As hard as it is to avoid indulging in your daily cup of joe, it might be worth your while to cut out caffeine if you’re aiming for brighter teeth. A small fix you can make at home is to switch to a whitening toothpaste. While this won’t completely do the trick, it can make a noticeable difference over time.
Though it’s a common myth to believe that tea isn’t harmful to your teeth, it too is capable of eroding enamel. A cup a day might not keep the dentists away!
I’m sure you’ve been told that drinking lots of pop will cause cavities, and though that’s true…did you know that it can also cause stained teeth?
Eating Pasta Sauce:
As strange as it sounds, pasta sauce is high in acidity. According to Colgate, the tomatoes in pasta sauce can leave your teeth vulnerable to staining.
While there are health benefits that come along with eating berries, they contain a deep hue. Avoid letting berries linger in your mouth for long periods of time. You can also drink lots of water before and after to fight the staining effect.
Why Should I Consider Whitening My Teeth?
There are a wide variety of reasons why people choose to whiten their teeth. Here are some of the most common:
- To boost self-esteem and confidence by having an outstanding smile
- To help reverse the effects of everyday yellowing and staining
- For cosmetic purposes before a significant event such as a job interview, wedding, or graduation
- To appear more youthful
- To make a positive impression on those around them
Having a bright smile goes a long way, especially in the world of social media. First impressions can make or break you and having a welcoming smile can make all the difference.
How can I Whiten my Teeth?
From in-office bleaching to over-the-counter products, teeth whitening is a common procedure. If you aren’t willing to commit to whitening your teeth in one sitting, we recommend trying whitening toothpaste. There are numerous whitening strips on the market today that can also get the job done, however, there can be unwanted side effects if you aren’t careful about what you put on your teeth.
While you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home, it’s important to consider the advantages of professional whitening done by a dental team:
- The fastest results typically stem from in-office whitening
- It is the safest and most efficient method
- In-office options have whitening agents with higher concentrations
- One visit can make your teeth visibly whiter
- The treatment is done under supervision of dental professionals that have years of experience
How we can help
Though there are hundreds of teeth whitening products on the market, we can assure you that they don’t compare to professional whitening. Not only can drug-store brands harm your teeth, they can also be unsafe.
Our advanced technology and our dedicated dental team are ready to guide you through the incredible and pain-free process of getting your teeth whitened! Luckily, our expertise goes far beyond teeth whitening. We offer a wide range of dental services including dental implants, root canals, invisible braces, fillings, and much more. We promise that your smile will shine brighter after leaving our office, regardless of which service you choose.