15th Apr, 2015

Getting a Bright, White Smile | El Cajon Dentist

Happy smiling African coupleYour smile is one of the first things people notice about you, why not give them a dazzling first impression? A common way to get a knock out smile is through teeth whitening. We can help you obtain the bright smile you’re looking for. Teeth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform teeth whitening.

Statistics show we place a high value on our smiles. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey: 

• Virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset. 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex.

• Three-quarters (74%) of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chance for career success.

• And when respondents were asked, “What would you like to improve most about your smile?” The most common response was: Whiter & brighter teeth. If you are not happy with your smile, teeth whitening may be a good first step(Source: AACD).

Professional teeth whitening in a dental office is the preferred whitening method. The best whitening systems are used in your dentists office and your teeth can literally brighten up to 10 shades in typically about an hour. Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color. In-office whitening is typically focused on the front eight teeth and is a great jump start for take-home whitening, which is a part of an effective whitening program. Teeth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance.

Teeth whitening done by your dentist can get teeth brighter faster. The bleaching solution is usually much stronger than at-home kits. Also, heat, light, or a combination of the two may be used to speed and intensify the whitening process.

If you feel your teeth would benefit from whitening, contact your dentist to discuss the procedure.

For more information about how to properly care for your smile call Dr. Hunter in El Cajon, CA at 619-444-6157 or visit www.www.andrewhunterdds.com.

Dr. Hunter also proudly accepts patients from El Cajon, Santee, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, Granite Hills, and surrounding areas.

 

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