When it comes to your appearance, teeth are often overlooked unless there is an obvious issue with them such as missing teeth, chips, cracks or dingy, stained teeth. If your teeth are dull and no longer white, people notice. If you’re considering teeth whitening, here are five reasons you should explore the option.
When we are young, our teeth are pearly white. As we age, they can become stained by what we eat and drink, dietary deficiencies or even due to some medications. Teeth that are no longer white age you. By having them whitened, you can take several years off your appearance simply by smiling.
Hide the Effects of Smoking or Drinking
If you’re a smoker or a recent quitter, the nicotine stains on your teeth may not respond to special toothpaste or mouthwashes designed to get rid of them. The same can be said for dedicated coffee aficionados or those who can’t resist red wine. Unless you want every smile to advertise your habits, you’ll want to consider whitening to erase the evidence.
Boost Your Confidence
When you smile, you shouldn’t feel the urge to hold your lips together or cover your mouth with your hand like a schoolgirl. You should be confident in your smile, not secretly worrying you’re bring judged on the stage of your teeth. Whitening your teeth can be a real boost to your self-esteem, which will be obvious to everyone who meets you.
Increase Your Earning Potential
In a perfect world, promotions and accolades at work would always be doled out to the most deserving employees without regard to appearance. In reality, a stained smile could be seen by management as an indication of poor hygiene or lack of attention to details. This can be a conscious decision on their part or just an unconscious ‘gut’ feeling about you, but it could very well be costing you money.
Attract a Partner
Whether you’ve been with your partner for 20 years or are still looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right, attracting or remaining attractive for your partner is important to a healthy relationship. Dingy teeth can be a huge turnoff, and you may be dismissed entirely by someone you had interest in.
While stained teeth can be perfectly healthy and kept with perfect hygiene, some people automatically assume you are not hygienic or mindful of your appearance if your teeth are stained.
Teeth whitening is an effective, nonsurgical way to boost your confidence and improve your appearance. If you’d like to explore the option of a brighter smile, contact Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry today to schedule an appointment. We’d be happy to see how we can improve your life.