More and more people are undergoing teeth whitening or bleaching to remove stains caused by smoking and continuous consumption of certain food and drinks such as coffee and to counter overall discoloration caused by aging.
It is reported that Americans spend approximately $1.4 billion a year on over-the-counter teeth whitening products, which goes to show how fixated most people are on ensuring that their teeth are pearly white.
It is important to note, however, that excessive use of teeth whiteners can cause tooth sensitivity as peroxide penetrates the tooth enamel and even gum irritation.
Benefits of Teeth WhiteningWithout a doubt, the primary benefit of teeth whitening is improving the appearance. In a recent study that investigated the attitudes of more than 2,000 British men and women on white teeth, it was revealed that having white teeth does not only make one look attractive but much younger, more successful, and highly employable as well.
People with whiter teeth are perceived more positively than those who do not, and this is more than enough reason to become obsessed with teeth whitening procedures especially in this image-conscious era.
Those who have whiter teeth also tend to be more self-confident and less timid in interacting with people since they become more comfortable flashing their pearly whites as they smile and talk with others.
If your teeth are not as white as you want because of stains or discoloration and you are planning on using bleaching products make sure that you see us first.
While using over-the-counter bleaching products seem harmless, you should know that there are many causes of teeth discoloration and these causes should be taken into account before you do anything with your teeth so that it will not cause more problems later on.
Make sure to visit us first so we can conduct a thorough oral examination, so we can determine if teeth whitening is the most suitable course of treatment for your case.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (516) 629-5086 today.