7 Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Posted on 11/17/2021 by Santa Clarita Advance Dentistry
Do you want a healthier looking smile? Many of us work long hours, and have a million things to do when we get home. In order to have energy throughout the day, many of us turn to coffee or energy drinks. Unfortunately, these drinks can stain your teeth and weaken your otherwise beautiful smile. An easy way to remedy this is with teeth whitening. Today we’ll talk about the benefits of teeth whitening.
However, first we will talk about some of the habits that contribute to stained teeth.
How Coffee, Tea and Wine Stain Your Teeth
As we all know coffee is an elixir of the gods! It gives us energy and helps us start the day off right. Many of us are hooked to our morning cup of Joe. It doesn’t help when places like Starbucks get us even ore addicted by adding milk, sugar, caramel, cinnamon, actually I’m starting to get thirsty. I’ll be right back!
Alright, so like I was saying, coffee has become a part of our morning routine. Fun fact, did you know that coffee doesn’t give you energy. Coffee blocks receptors to the brain. These receptors are supposed to tell your brain that you’re tired. This is why you crash after the caffeine wears off. Isn’t science fun?
Coffee stains your teeth because it contains organic compounds called Tannins. Tannins can dye fabric, so it’s no surprise that it can stain your teeth as well. Tannins is also found in wine and some teas.
Smoking Stains your Teeth
Even if you’re using a vape, smoking will lead to stains on your teeth. Nicotine, in tar and tobacco, can cause yellow-stained teeth. After many years of smoking, stains can settle deep into the enamel and penetrate into the outer layer of the dentin. Not to worry though, because vapes are for the cool crowd, and that’s not us! Also, you shouldn’t worry because a professional teeth whitening can help you regain your pearly whites!
Next, since we have covered some of the habits that can lead to stained teeth, lets look at the benefits of teeth whitening. Below, there’s a video of one of our patients who recently came in to get her teeth whitened, check it out to hear her story.
1. A Brighter Smile
This one is pretty obvious, but it’s still a benefit of teeth whitening. This is especially true when you get your teeth whitened by a professional, like your local dentist. Maybe a really good dentist, like from a place called . . . Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry.
2. Better Oral Health
When dentists remove staining, it reinforces the health and strength of your teeth. The likelihood of cavities and gum disease caused by the accumulation of plaque lessens.
3. Increased Self Esteem
Having stained teeth can make anyone feel self-conscious. After getting your teeth whitened you won’t be able to stop smiling, mostly in the mirror, you’ll probably start giving yourself a lot of winks. You’ll also feel a lot more comfortable sharing your smile with others.
4. Personalized Teeth Whitening
Once you begin your teeth whitening journey, you will find that the experience can be extremely tailored to your needs. There are many shades of white to chose from. Compare that to teeth whitening kits where you can’t customize the shade of white like a trained dentist can. Some people recommend matching the white of your eyes to make it look natural.
5. Long-Lasting Results
Your dentist or hygienist can give you a teeth-whitening that will significantly outlast the results you can get from over-the-counter kits. The reason is because dentists have access to whitening agents that contain stronger bleaching agents.
6. Safer Experience
Although you can save money with over-the-counter kits, you can also irritate your gums and increase tooth sensitivity. Meanwhile a professional will monitor the process and assure that your mouth is protected from any damage.
7. Save Money
One of the other benefits of teeth whitening with your dentist is that you save money! We know what’re thinking, “it costs way less to buy an over-the-counter whitening kit”, and you would be right. However, you might have to buy multiple over-the-counter whitening kits before you see the results you want vs a onetime visit to your dentist.
In the end, getting your teeth whitened by a professional is the best route. One, these are trained professionals with years of experience. Two, they have access to better quality products. Lastly, a dentist can examine your mouth to make sure that you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. If you have cracked fillings, or exposed tooth roots your dentist might suggest taking care of that first and then scheduling a teeth-whitening later to ensure no complications.
We hope you enjoyed this article. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, or any other dentist related questions, please feel free to contact us here. If you want to see some video testimonials and/or videos about our practice in general than click here to be taken to our YouTube channel.