Okay, so it doesn’t have the same ring to it but, ‘tis the season when all is calm, all is bright. But, does all that bright include your smile? If you’re donning a dingy smile this holiday season, let the team at Diamond Dental help you clean up your act.
Teeth whitening is an increasingly popular, non-invasive process that gets you real results in real time. Sure, results vary from patient to patient, but rest assured, if you approach this aesthetic angle of oral health, you’ll soon see a smile that is whiter and brighter than your current grayish grin.
Wait, is it gray? Or is it some other variation of plain not white? Let’s consult this Colgate Kindergarten class and see what they think…
Directly from the Mouths of Babes…
Yeah, even a baby’s toothless smile is more appealing than a gob full of grossly discolored teeth. But consider this Colgate Kindergarten class, full of fledgling smiles, as the students learn their colors whilst evaluating their teacher’s smile. She asks, “What color are my teeth?” Their responses are solid gold…
Answers lost in translation? Not to worry…the options are as follows:
If your personal shade lies closer to, let’s see…cement…paste…baked beans…we’ve got a serious problem. Fortunately, there is a successful solution, supported by the rock solid team at Diamond Dental. Offering two very popular and results-driven whitening options, Diamond Dental is your destination for a dreamy smile. The task of choosing which one is right for you involves understanding the teeth whitening process.
What Does Teeth Whitening Involve?
Simply put, teeth whitening cleans the surface on and below the tooth enamel. Over time, teeth become stained, courtesy of coffee, tea, wine, and smoking. Even if you rarely imbibe these beverages and have never smoked a day in your life, the dreaded but persistent aging process will do some damage of its own. And, for those patients out there who are actively combating acne or other skin ailments, with the help of anti-bacteria medications, like tetracycline, your teeth could suffer as well. Hardly seems fair, right? Fighting one aesthetic battle as another mounts a new offensive. Well, fret not. Professional teeth whitening, whether administered in-office or at home, is your ally.
If you elect the in-office procedure, you can expect to spend approximately two hours in your dentist’s chair but will walk out with a whiter smile. In other words, in-office teeth whitening processes produce more immediate results, though results will vary from patient to patient, due to oral health, routine care, eating and drinking habits, smoking habits, medications, and just plain old age.
Rather whiten your teeth on your own time, but want your efforts backed by professional muscle? The team at Diamond Dental can outfit you with trays to fit your mouth, and supply you with your own custom made trays and gel syringes. In this case, your results will be more gradual, but likely still significant.
Can’t I Just Go to CVS?
When it comes to your teeth, of course, you can do whatever you want. They are your teeth. And depending on the types of stains scoring them, you might see some brightening and whitening, thanks to Colgate-variety type products. But, for real results it takes a professional and here’s why. Your teeth could be both extrinsically and intrinsically discolored. Extrinsic stains are apparent on the surface of your tooth enamel, while intrinsic (think: inner) discolorations occur in the hairline-like cracks in your teeth.
Professional whitening agents, which consist of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are able to penetrate the surface of your tooth enamel and access the interior stains that lie beneath in your dentin. Once those agents have attached to the stains, oxygen molecules bust them up like bad guys in a bar fight and as soon as the fracas clears out, those molecules clean up the rest of the joint, which translates into bleaching your teeth from the inside out.
So, if you want the most bang for your buck, it’s best to schedule some quality time with your dentist so that he or she can assess your dental health, per usual, and determine the best course of whitening action for your teeth.
Ready to reclaim your whiter smile? Treat yourself this holiday season to a gift that will keep giving. Call the office today at #617-984-5888 and ask Shelby to schedule your consult at the Quincy office, or Sara, to book you in for an evaluation in Malden. No matter where you’re located, a whiter smile is closer than you think. Winter is dull enough. Brighten up your spirit with a whiter smile and spread some cheer!
When you’re ready to add some sparkle to your smile, the team at Diamond Dental will answer your call. Until then, from all of us at Diamond Dental, we wish you a perfectly polished holiday!