Did you know that studies show that most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions in February? And while this is bad news for many waistlines, and cookie jars, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your goals! In fact, February is a great time to talk to your cosmetic dentist about achieving your main goal, of improving the look of your smile. If your resolution was to achieve a more dazzling smile, it’s not too late to lighten up. Find out how your cosmetic dentist could brighten your pearly whites through professional teeth whitening!
The Unique Benefits of Professional Whitening
Even if you have been dissatisfied with over-the-counter whitening products in the past, perhaps especially if you’ve been unhappy with OTC products, professional whitening can be a great way to lighten your teeth. That is because professional whitening relies on professional-grade products to drastically reduce staining, helping to reveal younger and brighter looking teeth.
Other benefits of professional whitening are the expertise of a cosmetic dentist, who can develop a treatment plan that will minimize sensitivity caused by the whitening, and also teach you to prolong your great results through simple dental habits and dietary choices.
Your dentist can also perform a checkup, before beginning whitening, to make sure there aren’t any other factors affecting your smile’s appearance or your overall oral health. Cavities, for instance, can cause discoloration that might be better addressed through a cleaning and a tooth-colored filling. Unsightly yellow plaque buildup should also be removed prior to whitening treatment, in order to truly improve the look – and function – of your smile!