New Year's Resolutions to Make You Smile from Abingdon Family Dentistry! Teeth Whitening Near Me

January 22, 2020 at 5:00 AM

We all make resolutions in an attempt to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. A lot of those self-made promises involve getting in better shape and taking better care of ourselves. Many people overlook their mouth health and the incredible effect a bright and healthy smile can have on their overall aesthetic. We’re here to change all that.

Your Smile Says a Lot About You

How many love stories start with “I saw their smile first”? Your smile says a lot about you and conveys certain messages to those around you. A great smile can emote:

  • True happiness
  • Friendliness
  • Agreeability
  • Confidence
  • Interest

Smiles will be something people you know and love look forward to and something memorable for those who just meet you. 

Why a Brighter, Whiter Smile Is Important

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Firstly, and most importantly, a white smile conveys mouth and gum health. This, more often than not, translates to overall health. Some people have likened our smiles to a peacock’s feathers—the best way to present yourself and attract positive attention. Studies show (1) that people connect white, even teeth to:

  • Success
  • Popularity
  • Youth
  • Beauty 
  • Overall good health
  • Healthy genes

If you’re looking for a way to easily make positive changes to your appearance, teeth whitening can do the trick. We challenge you to look in the mirror, smile and hold a white piece of tissue next to your teeth. Do they look yellow or brown next to the tissue? If they do, it’s time to schedule a teeth whitening visit at a dental office near you.

Why Choose a Professional Over Teeth Whitening “Strips”?

While over-the-counter products have come a long way, they can’t rival the results you’ll get from a professional. These products only whiten the front six teeth, leaving people with a mismatched color scheme in their mouths. 

Store-bought kits have very weak chemistry so you’re not going to experience dazzling white the way you will when you see a professional. If you want real results, visit a professional who can do a whitening evaluation before recommending treatment. Understanding how tooth sensitivity and placement affect treatment is something only a dental professional can do, and something you should seek out if you want the smile of your dreams. 

Your dentist has been professionally trained to understand the kinds of stains your teeth have. Drug store strips are a “catch-all” and may not be the right choice for your particular concerns. Teeth are stained for different reasons and only a professional can match the right whitening system with the stains you have or determine if whitening isn’t appropriate for your teeth. Causes of stained teeth can be (3):

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco use
  • Consumption of certain foods like coffee, red wine, etc.
  • Trauma
  • Overexposure to fluoride

What Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Near Me Feel Like?

Each system is different, but all are comfortable. Your dentist will work with you to assess any sensitivity and its cause—there could be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. All whitening systems have been upgraded over the years to reduce tooth sensitivity while producing amazing whitening results. 

Call for Your Appointment Today!

Why put off having the smile of your dreams? If you’re in Bel Air, MD or the surrounding area, call Abingdon Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment. We’re committed to making dental care comfortable and affordable while providing our patients with every dental service they need under one roof. 

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