March 16, 2015
White teeth make up the smile dream for most Belleville, IL residents. It’s something we all desire because we see it everywhere around us! We see stunningly white teeth in magazines, commercials, billboards, etc.
Now, you should know that many of those smiles have been doctored during the photo editing process to make them look whiter than they are, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a whiter smile.
In fact, if we were to rank our most popular cosmetic requests, whitening would definitely be at the top of the list! It seems as though we all realize that whitening can dramatically improve your smile, even if there are other cosmetic flaws!
Let’s take a look at whitening, today. We want you to know how important it is to have a smile you are proud of. We also want you to know how to whiten safely and effectively, so let’s get started!
The Boost of Confidence
We understand the desire for a smile that you can be proud of. We not only understand it, but we encourage you to take steps to get that dream smile for yourself. You see, your confidence is very important! If you don’t feel happy when you smile, then what’s the point?
Not only will it make you feel better, but it will also impact the way others around you feel. They can feel your confidence and will feed off of it. This is one reason why studies show that people with beautiful smiles are perceived to be smarter, more successful, and happier than people without beautiful smiles.
The important word there is “perceived.” As you know, we make quick judgments on people based on their appearances and their demeanor. Imagine what people will think of you if you don’t feel comfortable with your own smile?
It’s time to change things.
Why Boxed Kits Don’t Cut It
Your first instinct might be to run to the drugstore for a whitening kit. You’ll see that there are hundreds of options to choose from, so you’ll probably choose blindly and hope that it works! Boxed kits can help many smiles, but it takes a lot of time and patience because those kits are not very strong!
Many people aren’t patient enough to let the product work as it should, and they begin to overuse the product which will put their teeth at risk for sensitivity and damage. It’s going to be a better decision for you to skip those boxed kits and take the office whitening route.
We actually don’t offer a lot of in-office whitening treatments because we believe the best option for you is to do whitening at home! We will provide everything you need to complete the procedure, and you’ll see results within a month’s time! If that’s not enough (or not an option) for you to get the look you want, we might recommend porcelain veneers!
A take-home whitening kit is a fantastic way for you to comfortably get the whitening results you want! We’ll begin by creating custom trays for your teeth. These are thin plastic shells that will hold the bleaching gel against your teeth for fantastic results.
You’ll wear your whitening tray every night when you go to bed. Most patients complete their treatment within two to four weeks. Every patient sees improvement, and that makes us very happy!
A Veneer Solution
There are some whitening situations that make it difficult for the take-home kits to be effective. Deep, dark staining, for example, can be nearly impossible to remove with bleaching gel. In these extreme and rare cases, we turn to porcelain veneers for a solution.
Veneers are thin strips that we can place over your stained teeth to create an entirely new smile. They are comfortable to wear and will last for 20+ years with proper care! These restorations look great in your smile because they reflect natural light and are made to fit your teeth perfectly.
Learn More Today
You are wanting a whiter smile, and we have everything you need to achieve that goal right here! We can’t wait to show you your options and help you find the solution that is perfect for your smile.
Contact us today to set up an appointment or a consultation. You will soon have the smile of your dreams!