Everybody has things that they would like to change about their appearance, and for some of us one of the things we would like to change is the whiteness of our smiles. Mind you, human teeth are not supposed to be perfectly white, but even a couple of shades can make a big difference to your smile.
All those years of coffee, chocolate and red wine can eventually exact a price on those pearly whites in the form of unsightly stains.
When it comes to teeth whitening, you’ve basically got three options. There are over the counter whitening solutions and strips that you can purchase at your local drug store; and there are two main types of professional teeth whitening including chair side whiting and professional whitening solutions that your dentist can send you home with.
While you may see some improvement with the whitening products you can purchase at the drug store, those looking to see dramatic change are best sticking with chair side professional whitening. But is it worth the cost?
A misconception that some people have about teeth whitening is that it can damage the enamel of your teeth, but this is not true. Teeth whitening is a surface- level procedures that simply works to remove stains that have built up over the years. Professional teeth whitening can leave your teeth feeling sensitive immediately after the procedure, but this is temporary and generally only lasts for a few hours.
Because professional teeth whitening is considered purely a cosmetic procedure, chances are your insurance is not going to cover it. The good news however is that as far as cosmetic procedures go, teeth whitening is a fairly inexpensive one – usually only a few hundred dollars.
Whether this is worth the price, is something that you will have to decide for yourself. Many of our clients however tell us that professional teeth whitening is worth every penny because of the boost of confidence that it gives them. When a patient is no longer embarrassed by their smile, it is a powerful and emotional thing. This newly found confidence can extend into other areas of their life as well such as their relationships and their professional life.
If you are considering professional teeth whitening and would like more information on how it could help you, contact the team at Sapphire Dental today.