Brighter Smiles Give Self Esteem Big Boost
By Mike Mahon
With new, inexpensive options for tooth whitening, you can improve
your self-esteem without emptying your wallet.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.
Yellow or brown teeth are not the best first impression you
want to make. Teeth can become discolored for a number of reasons,
the most common being tobacco, coffee, tea, berries, and the
natural accumulation of tartar over time. The tooth may also
be internally discolored by aging, injury, excessive fluoride,
and by certain illnesses and medicines. Although discoloration
is natural over time, you can have your teeth whitened safely
and professionally for a lot less money than you might expect.
Teeth can be whitened in two ways. A patient can have his or
her teeth whitened with Zoom Whitening, a whitening treatment
that uses laser-light activated whitening gel in a comfortable
cosmetic dentistry office. Alternatively, they may choose to
whiten their teeth at home with a tooth whitening tray system
that uses a whitening chemical, which seeps through your enamel
and whitens the tooth itself.
An in-house whitening procedure usually takes between 60 to
90 minutes per visit. The number of visits depends on the degree
of discoloration and the patients desired outcome. With
the take home system, the cosmetic dentist makes an impression
for a model of the patients teeth. The dentist then fabricates
a custom-fitted bleaching tray and prescribes a bleaching gel.
The gel is placed in the bleaching tray and the patient wears
the tray for up to two hours at his or her own convenience.
Tooth whitening can have dramatic affects on your appearance,
as well as giving your self-esteem a big boost, says Dr.
ONeil, a cosmetic dentist in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Tooth
whitening is safe, convenient, and can change the overall appearance
of your smile in a matter of hours.
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