A dull smile can affect your appearance, but did you know that it can affect your career as well? According to research conducted at Loyola Marymount University, more than half of participants in simulated job interviews were more likely to be hired and received larger salary offers after their teeth had been whitened. We all hope that our professional careers advance based on the merits and quality of our work. However, subtle body language cues and physical traits also impact the impressions we make on others. If you want to be able to flash a confident, attractive smile that next time you are in an important work meeting, check out the information on teeth whitening in Scarborough below.
Why Aren’t My Teeth White?
As we age, our teeth naturally grow darker as the outer layer of enamel wears away and reveals the natural yellow color of dentin underneath. However, tooth discoloration can also worsen depending on certain factors and behaviors, such as:
- Dark foods and drinks, such as black coffee, red wine, dishes with tomato-based sauces like Italian and Indian foods, and more.
- Smoking and chewing tobacco.
- Not adequately brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash.
- Certain medications, such as drugs for high blood pressure or antihistamines.
Regardless of why your teeth are no longer as bright as they once were, a cosmetic dentist can help return them to a dazzling shade of white with several teeth whitening treatment options.
See Quick Results with Professional Teeth Whitening
If you have a wedding or other important event fast approaching, professional in-office teeth whitening can instantly and dramatically brighten your smile before the big day arrives. First, the dentist applies a bleaching solution containing a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to your teeth. Next, a special light is used to activate and speed the whitening process. In less than an hour, you can walk out of the dentist’s office doors with a smile that is several shades whiter!
Brighten Your Smile on Your Own Schedule
For patients with more sensitive teeth or who just prefer to gradually whiten their teeth, take-home teeth whitening produces the same dramatic results as in-office whitening treatment. At-home teeth whitening utilizes custom-made clear trays designed to fit comfortably in your mouth. Just apply a special whitening gel to the trays and wear them at home as directed by your dentist – typically for about 30 minutes a day for two weeks. In just two weeks’ time, you will notice a whiter smile reflecting back at you in the mirror!
Don’t let flaws in your smile keep you from living life to the fullest. If you want a radiant, confident smile that will make people take notice, talk with a dentist in Scarborough today about the best professional teeth whitening treatment for you.
About the Practice
Dr. Samantha Amaro and Dr. Arti Patel know the importance of having a confident smile – that is they and the team at White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening. To learn more about which teeth whitening treatment is right for you, visit the White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry website today or call the office at 416-285-4545.