According to a national survey from the American Dental Association (ADA) and Crest® and Oral B®, the smile outranked eyes, hair and the body as the most attractive physical feature. But many people keep their smiles to themselves, embarrassed by yellowed or stained teeth.
Many factors can cause your teeth to become discolored:
Once you’ve decided to brighten your smile, you can either use over-the-counter remedies or choose to let a dentist whiten your teeth. At-home treatments include:
Dentists also use mouth trays, but fit them to your mouth. And since dentists can protect your gums during the procedure, they can use stronger whitening agents than at-home remedies contain, and can lighten your teeth as much as ten shades in just an hour.
Which to choose? If your teeth and gums are in good condition, cost is an issue, and time is not of the essence, a do-it-yourself remedy may work just fine, though it will probably not whiten your teeth as much as a dentist could. For teeth that may be sensitive or especially stained, or when whiter teeth are desired quickly (for a wedding, perhaps), an in-office whitening procedure would probably be a better choice. And when you’re a Jefferson Dental client, the choice is easy because we offer…
Our offer is good not just for your initial visit, but for as long as you keep up with your recommended dental visits. With Free Whitening for Life, you can be picture-ready all the time!
Come in for your initial exam, cleaning and x-rays and receive FREE custom take-home whitening trays and gel ($325 value). Keep up with your recommended clinic visits and get 2 free tubes of whitening gel, twice a year, for life. Whitening is subject to exam results and doctors approval.
Studies show that people who smile are more relaxed, have a more positive outlook, and even recover from stressful activities with lower heart rates.