Everyone is already starting to think about the holiday season – for some of us, the holidays begin October 1st in preparation for autumn and Halloween. While it is true that the holidays are about the spirit of giving – even Halloween includes giving gifts to strangers who approach your doorstep – the holidays are also about meeting new friends, visiting distant relatives, and mingling with coworkers. You have to prepare to make a great first impression, or second and third impressions. Without a glowing smile, this can be hard to achieve.
If you have recently looked in the mirror and were dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, know that you are not alone. Most adults will experience gradual and noticeable teeth discoloration as the years go by. Just about any food or beverage can be detrimental to the color of your enamel, such as dark teas, sodas, coffees, wines, sauces, and gravies. Yes, tooth discoloration is common, but that does not mean you have to go through the holidays uncomfortable with your smile.
Teeth Whitening for the Holidays
Thanks to continual advancements in modern dentistry, there are multiple teeth whitening methods that can be used to achieve a dazzling, fresh smile for holiday parties. Since no two people have the exact same oral health, enamel, and smile, everyone interested in teeth whitening should first consult with a dental professional. During this consultation, the various ways of whitening teeth – from bleaching, to gel cleansers, to veneers as an alternative – can be discussed in terms of what is right for you.
What is perhaps most important to realize is that teeth whitening is not an instant process. If you really want your teeth safely and effectively whitened, it may require multiple treatments. Results vary from person to person, as well as does sensitivity both during treatment and potentially once treatments are complete. This variability is why whitening is best conducted in the care of a dentist. Once again, with the holidays just around the corner, now really is the optimal time to talk to your dentist about teeth whitening.
Albuquerque’s Leading Family Dentist
Dental House aspires to achieve total patient satisfaction at affordable prices and through customized treatment options. If you are considering getting your teeth whitened so you can look your best, our Albuquerque cosmetic dentists would be happy to talk to you about how to achieve your goals. Call (505) 835-2322 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today!