Is your smile holiday ready? If you have stains, yellowing, or discoloration in your grin, you may not be feeling as excited for all the photo opportunities and family gatherings. However, you can get professional teeth whitening from your dentist to boost your confidence and improve your appearance. Teeth whitening is the perfect holiday gift, allowing you to have a white Christmas—even in San Diego! Keep reading to learn more about teeth whitening and why now is the best time for this treatment.
Why Are Your Teeth Stained or Discolored?
Unfortunately, discoloration in your smile is unavoidable. As you grow older, your teeth are put through normal wear and tear from eating, which will eventually strip away their beautiful white color. However, there are some lifestyle choices and habits that can increase your likelihood of staining your teeth. Drinking red wine, coffee, or other dark liquids routinely can often lead to a discolored smile. Additionally, if you smoke or use tobacco products, it’s hard to avoid yellowing.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Thankfully, professional teeth whitening can eliminate discoloration, even tough stains in older patients that are beneath the surface of the teeth. Dentists can use a high-grade bleaching system that works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from the white gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving molecules that cause stains and yellowing. If your dentist uses KoR whitening, you can even maintain your smile at home easily, allowing you to enjoy a bright, white smile long after the holiday season is over.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
With all of the whitening products out there, it’s important to understand the benefits you’ll enjoy when you choose professional teeth whitening. These advantages include:
- Longevity: Unlike over the counter products that barely work, and wear off in a matter of days, whitening with your dentist will give you results you can enjoy for months!
- Results: Store bought solutions often leave uneven and lackluster results, however professional treatment delivers consistent, quality, and beautiful whitening every time.
- Comfort: Teeth whitening with your dentist is customized to your smile, which eliminates any chances of irritation from poor fitting whitening trays or strips.
- Convenience: With your dentist helping you along the entire process, you can whiten your teeth at the time that works best for your schedule.
The Gift of a Beautiful Smile
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, teeth whitening can change your life by boosting confidence. You won’t want to stop smiling, which is perfect timing for all of the social gatherings and holiday photos. Whether you have a Christmas card to shoot, or you just want to make a good impression on your holiday guests, teeth whitening is here to help!
About the Practice
Dr. Greg Friedman and Dr. Shawna Fariba are a team of dentists who enjoy not only keeping their patients healthy, but also improving their appearance and self-esteem with treatments like teeth whitening. They currently practice at Mod Squad Dental, and they can be contacted through their website or by phone at (858) 682-2394.