Do you ever wonder what people are thinking about your stained teeth? Are they even paying attention to them? Recent studies show that they are aware, as one-third of people surveyed say the first thing they would trust a person with a nice smile more than someone with a powerful job. Now that you’re sure that people notice your discolored teeth, you want to do something about it. Thus, your cosmetic dentist in Canton is weighing in with information on how Opalesence whitening can makeover your smile.
What is Opalesence Whitening?
Using professional bleaching agents to ensure that you get the best results, the Opalesence system allows you to brighten your teeth by as much as 10 shades, resulting in improvements that can last for years. This method offers the best of two worlds: potency and convenience.
At your initial consultation with your dentist, a complete smile makeover plan is created for you, which is how your local expert will determine how you should apply your trays. Additionally, you’ll be given instructions on how much gel to use to get the fastest yet safest results.
What’s better is that you’ll be able to apply all of your treatments in the comfort of your home!
How Opalesence Differs from Over-the-Counter (OTC) Whiteners
Although the take-home kits that you’ll receive from your dentist will provide you with the same convenience of OTC whiteners, that’s as far as the similarities go. Where as store-bought kits offer minimal change and require a longer waiting period to see them, your Opalesence whiteners will deliver drastic results in a shorter period of time.
Furthermore, your treatment from your dentist is safer because it is designed especially for you. Also, your trays are made to fit your teeth properly so there’s less chance of gel getting on your sensitive soft tissues. With OTC kits, though, there’s a one-size-fits-all mentality, leaving you more vulnerable to gum irritation and other complications.
How to Protect Your White Teeth
Once the procedure is done, how can you protect your smile? Keep these tips in mind:
- Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene – By toothbrushing and flossing, you are removing the harmful bacteria that can tarnish the look of your teeth, as well as hinder your oral health.
- Limiting Certain Items – You should probably avoid certain foods and beverages that contain tannins (a natural staining agent), like barley, berries, tea, coffee and win.
- Dental Visits – Maintaining regular dental visits is another way to preserve your newly improved smile. The cleanings you’ll receive will clear away any grime and plaque that have developed and could challenge the aesthetics of your ivories.
Are you ready to smile with confidence and light up the room with your teeth? If so, then reach out to your dentist to schedule an appointment today!
About the Author
Dr. Joonkyu Hwang earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan and has since gone on to provide excellent care to his patients for over a decade. In his postgraduate capacity, he has remained intent on learning more, which is why he has received hours of advanced training. Dr. Hwang practices at Dentistry at Hickory Flat and can be reached for more information through his website.