As the holidays draw near, you may be busy getting your house decorated and lit up so you can enjoy the warmth and glow that this time of year is noted for. You may also be shopping for the perfect outfit to wear when you visit with family and friends or that will make a statement at your office holiday party. One way you can really add to the holiday glow this winter is by treating yourself to a teeth whitening treatment.
Your smile is one of your best assets, and having a dazzling set of pearly whites can make more of an impression than even the most expensive or trendy outfit. The good news for you is that you can also enjoy the benefits of whiter teeth long after any specific event is over. Whiter teeth enhance your smile all day, every day, no matter where you are going, what you are wearing or how you are feeling at the moment.
So, what is the best way to make those pearly whites shine? The most effective treatment is to opt for a laser teeth whitening procedure. Although not the least expensive option, this procedure can be completed in a single office visit and can whiten your teeth more effectively than any other whitening options available. If you choose to have this procedure done, you will simply make a single visit to your dentist’s office. During the visit, your teeth will first be thoroughly cleaned and then a light-activated whitening agent will be brushed onto your teeth. A laser light will then be used to activate the whitening agent and you will quickly leave the office with stunning whiter, brighter teeth.
The entire laser tooth whitening procedure takes about an hour from start to finish and lasts for a long time. There is no pain involved and no messy trays to deal with, strips to adhere to teeth or whitening agents to clean up. You just show up at the dentist’s office, sit in the chair for an hour and then voila – you leave with beautifully whiter teeth.
If you don’t want the expense of a laser treatment or don’t want to spend the time sitting in the dentist’s chair but you still want the impressive results that can’t quite be achieved through over the counter whitening products, you can also get a take home tooth whitening kit from your dentist, such as Zoom ®. This option allows you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home but requires much more time and effort to achieve the results you desire.
Of course, if you are just looking for a minor boost in the brightness of your smile and would rather save your money to spend on others than to treat yourself, there are a vast number of whitening options on the shelves of your local drugstore or big box retailer. Keep in mind, however, that just as with many other things in life, you get what you pay for so you won’t achieve nearly the dramatic results that you can by opting for a professional teeth whitening treatment from your dentist.
For more information about laser teeth whitening and other tooth whitening options, contact Gentle Dental in Queens at 718-461-0100.