With the warm weather finally upon us, it’s time to think about getting some teeth whitening work done in preparation for those large summer events. Graduations, weddings, vacations, and reunions are just some examples of fun summer activities where you’ll want to present your best smile to the world.
Having a reunion for your high school classmates who you haven’t seen in years? Make sure that you show all of them how successful you’ve been in life with a bright and shiny smile! Graduation pictures coming up? Book an appointment to see your dentist to discuss whitening options well in advance of your photoshoot. Attending a wedding this summer, or perhaps planning to have your own? Make your wedding day an occasion to remember with a radiant smile that’ll wow all your guests along with the groom or bride.
How can you go about getting a whiter smile? Professional bleaching is a popular choice and has good results, though is does come with some risk. First off, ensure that you notify your dentist of any porcelain teeth that you may have, especially if they were done by a different dentist. Secondly, check your teeth for signs of tooth decay. You’ll want a set of healthy teeth first before undergoing the bleaching procedure. Once you’re ready, book an appointment with your dentist so you can find out what kinds of treatment are best for you. Whitening paste that is applied to your teeth at the dentist’s office is very common, though at-home options also exist. Keep in mind that bleaching teeth may cause them to become more sensitive, a trade-off of having a whiter smile that you’ll want to keep in mind.
If you’re looking for something else, a quick Internet search will yield a plethora of home remedies. Many of these won’t give you the results you’re looking for. Whitening toothpastes are a good place to start. These kinds of toothpastes are good at removing surface stains and other superficial discolourations while remaining affordable. Furthermore, you’ll avoid the sensitivity problem that comes from getting professional bleaching work done. The downside is that whitening toothpastes, despite their promises, won’t be as effective at making a difference when compared with a professional treatment. Remember that avoiding heavily coloured foods and acidic drinks will help prevent wear and tear on tooth enamel, preserving the natural whiteness of your teeth.
Whitening procedures are more effective the earlier you start them, so what are you waiting for? Centennial Smiles Dental is here to help and happy to take your call! Reach us at (587) 317‑7959!