Even with the best oral hygiene habits, consuming beverages like coffee, tea, and wine, or using tobacco products, will inevitably impact the brightness of our smile. Embarrassment over the condition of their teeth leads many to hide their smile and avoid expressing themselves openly.
If you have an important upcoming event or simply need a boost of self-confidence, there are four easy ways to quickly improve the look of your smile.
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. The chairside teeth whitening procedure takes about an hour, starting with your teeth being prepared for the treatment and protected from sensitivity. To lessen the preparation time, a routine cleaning is recommended prior to teeth whitening. The professional whitening formula is applied to your teeth where it will remain for 15 minutes, with the process being repeated three or four times, depending on the extent of staining.
Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening
The professional take-home tray method of whitening can work as effectively as an in-office treatment, it just takes a little longer. The benefits of this option are its cost-effectiveness and convenience. After obtaining an impression of your teeth, and receiving your custom whitening trays, the dentist will give you instructions to help you achieve the best results possible.
After receiving in-office teeth whitening, take-home trays and whitening gel may be offered for periodic routine at-home whitening to maintain your bright smile.
When Teeth Whitening Isn’t Enough Dental Veneers may be the Answer
If your teeth are intrinsically stained due to genetics, health issues or medications, this discoloration will not respond to professional teeth whitening the same way that stains from dark beverages or even neglect will. This is when dental veneers can be the answer.
These fine porcelain shells are placed on the front of your prepared teeth to create a dazzling smile. Dental veneers not only brighten your teeth but can address small cracks and chips, as well as gaps, and mild misalignment for a total transformation.
Dental Bonding for a Cost-Effective Way to Improve Your Smile
If your teeth have imperfections or intrinsic staining and you want a middle ground between whitening and veneers, another option is dental bonding. This treatment can conceal chips, discoloration, and other cosmetic issues. The composite material is painted onto each tooth and color matched to leave you with a uniformly more beautiful smile.
Call Arch Street Dental in Boston Today – Cosmetic Dental Care Made Simple
Whether you choose whitening, veneers or bonding, our Downtown Boston dental office can help. We are committed to helping you achieve a smile you can be proud to show off now and for many years to come.
We are conveniently located just south of Downtown Crossing.