Smile whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Here at Thayer Dental Care, we know how important a great smile is. When you love your smile, it can leave you feeling happy and confident within yourself. However, there are many everyday food and drinks that people consume that can cause discoloration to teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. Other things that may cause your teeth to look dull are smoking, aging, and certain medications. 

If your teeth start looking stained and discolored, it can leave you feeling self-conscious when you smile or talk to others, but whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways you can restore brightness and improve your smile. 

What are the benefits of smile whitening?

At Thayer Dental Care, we can help you brighten up your smile by using our smile whitening service. The most obvious benefit is that your teeth will be whiter and brighter, which will improve your overall smile. When you are happy and content with how your teeth look, it can boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. 

However, there are other benefits to smile whitening. When you have your teeth whitened by a professional, it helps remove any built-up plaque and it can also help kill any germs that are often found hiding between your teeth. By removing the plaque and germs from your teeth, this can reduce the risk of developing a serious health condition that bad oral health can often cause, such as tooth decay or gum disease. 

Whitening your teeth is not only one of the most effective ways to improve and perfect your smile, but it’s also one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available. The great thing about this smile whitening treatment is that you will likely see significant results in around four to six weeks. 

What is the process behind smile whitening?

The products we use are safe and aim to produce faster results to get your teeth looking brighter and whiter. If you have decided that smile whitening is the right dental procedure for you, we will take molds of your teeth to create plastic whitening trays. You will also be given a special whitening gel which you need to place in each tray. 

In order to see results, you need to wear the trays in your mouth for up to several hours per day. It’s recommended that you wear the trays in your mouth once you have finished dinner and before you go to bed to allow the treatment to take effect. 

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your teeth and are hoping for a dazzling white smile to help boost your confidence, then smile whitening will help you achieve this. While you will see results of smile whitening within a few weeks and notice the change in the color of your teeth, it’s important to remember that you need to brush and floss your teeth daily to ensure your dental hygiene is the best it can be.