Spring Clean Your Smile With Teeth Whitening
This is the time of year when everything seems more alive. The days are getting longer. Birds are returning from their winter migrations.
And many people make it a practice to do a little spring cleaning at this time of year.
So, while you are sorting through things to decide what to throw away and what to keep, why not do something else that will make you smile — get your teeth whitened.
We know it may be tempting to pick up one of the many whitening products during your next trip to the grocery store, but none of those products will give you the results that you will see with professional teeth whitening.
At Hubbard & Leath Dental, we want the patients who visit our dentist office in Rochester Hills, MI to get the service they deserve. That includes removing stains from their teeth efficiently and effectively.
Why To Whiten
If you know that you have stained teeth, then you may have been thinking about teeth whitening for a while. It is one of the simplest services within cosmetic dentistry.
And whitening can do more than make your smile look better.
For one, it can give you a confidence boost. A whiter smile looks better than a stained one. We’ve seen patients who were too embarrassed to show their teeth leave our office with big grins after completely a Zoom! Whitening treatment.
Second, it can help you get ready for your next big event.
Maybe you or someone you love will be graduating from college in the spring. Either way, there will be lots of photos taken on the day of the ceremony and at the celebration afterwards.
Likewise, you may be attending more than one wedding in the coming months. You may even be getting married yourself (if so, let us join your family and friends in wishing you congratulations). Again, there is a good chance you will be in lots of photos, some of which will end up on social media before you leave the reception.
Another reason to consider teeth whitening is that it can make you look younger. The Daily Mail demonstrated this with photos of celebrities.
Volunteers looked at images of people whose teeth that had been whitened or stained using Photoshop. Different people (including a few celebrities) were judged to be as much as 12 years younger just based on having whiter teeth.
The Right Tool For The Job
During your spring cleaning, you may have decided to clean up the stains on your driveway or on the exterior of your house.
You could grab your garden hose with the spray attachment and squeeze. This can help, but it probably won’t remove the deepest stains. It may only remove some of the grime from the surface.
If you really want to get rid of years of accumulated filth, then you might rent or borrow a pressure washer instead. Not only will this remove the deepest and oldest stains, it will do it a lot faster than your garden hose ever could.
Knowing this, what do you think is the right product for removing the stains from your teeth?
Some people will tell you that over-the-counter tooth whitening products contain the same active ingredient as professional whitening products, but that’s only part of the story.
In an article for DearDoctor.com, Dr. Bill Dorfman (a California dentist) explained that commercial products generally contain the equivalent of a 3.4-7 percent hydrogen peroxide solution.
Will this whiten your teeth? Sure, a little bit after weeks and sometimes months of consistent use.
At our office, we offer Zoom! as our in-office whitening treatment. Zoom! contains 25 percent hydrogen peroxide, more than three times what you get from the strongest commercial products.
This is why your smile can look dramatically whiter in a single visit to our office.
To go back to our spring cleaning analogy, we think the commercial whitening products are more like your garden hose, while our Zoom! is the pressure washer for your smile.
If you have been thinking of having your teeth whitened, call Hubbard & Leath Dental to fix your stained teeth.
You want to look your best for your next big social event. Even if you don’t have plans, professional teeth whitening can help you feel more confident and look years younger.