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A Smile is Worth a Thousand Words; Let Your Dentist Be Your Pen

teeth whitening

A smile is your best calling card. People can always tell the difference between a fake smile and a real one. But what if you’re smiling for real on the inside but you’re holding back because of your teeth. Sounds like you? It’s time to visit a dentist for teeth whitening.

You might be wondering why you should go to a dentist when there are many teeth whitening solutions that can be purchased over the counter and applied at home. It’s true, you don’t have to go see a dentist but doing it yourself is a lot more work and less effective. It takes several applications over the span of a week or more for the initial results and it’s also harder to maintain, requiring even more frequent applications over time. This can become tedious, especially if you’re a smoker or enjoy drinking tea, coffee or red wine (and who doesn’t?).

Better to sit back and let a dentist work his or her magic. Having your teeth whitening done at the dentist usually requires only one single two-hour visit. It lasts longer and requires just one monthly touch-up you can do yourself with a home-kit provided by your dentist. If you are one of those people who enjoy smoking or drinking liquids that can stain your teeth, it will still be years before you need to visit the dentist again for another teeth whitening. When trusting your teeth whitening to a dentist, you’ll also get better results (sometimes up to ten hues lighter). Not to mention that it’s safer since the dentist won’t damage the tooth enamel, which is a risk when you do it yourself.

There’s nothing like a true, full-blown smile to make a good impression. And we’ve all noticed that smiling is contagious, making those around you happy. But did you know that smiling doesn’t just make others happy, it makes the ‘smiler’ happy too! There’s much scientific research being done about the physiology and psychology of smiles and one thing that is broadly recognized is that although people tend to smile as an expression of happiness, when someone smiles a genuine smile, it actually creates happiness in them as well.

So, if the colour of your teeth is preventing you from giving a real smile, visit your dentist for teeth whitening as soon as possible. Your happiness depends on it, the science says so!

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