Why Is Teeth-Whitening So Popular?

Some dental treatments are common because they need to be in order to protect your smile. For example, everyone needs to attend dental cleanings on a regular basis in order to prevent the excess buildup of plaque and bacteria. When it comes to your smile’s appearance, teeth-whitening is popular both because it’s necessary and because it’s convenient. Teeth stains can develop on your teeth surfaces naturally over time, and in many cases, the only way to erase them is with the help of professional, custom-designed teeth-whitening treatment.

How it improves your smile

The stains that develop on your teeth surfaces over time aren’t usually signs of an immediate oral health problem. Given enough time, however, they could begin to have a significant impact on your smile’s appearance, which will grow more obvious the longer you wait to whiten your teeth. Professional teeth-whitening is designed to do this by gently breaking up the staining deposits on the surfaces of your tooth enamel, such as colorful molecules from your food and beverages. The topical treatment is designed specifically to break up all stains on your teeth’s surfaces without damaging the healthy, natural tooth enamel that surrounds them.

Why it’s so convenient

Because common teeth stains develop on the surfaces of your teeth, erasing them and brightening your teeth is often a convenient and comfortable procedure. Teeth-whitening involves carefully applying a topical bleaching agent to the surfaces of your teeth, either at our office or from the comfort of your own home. Depending on the treatment method you use, this can include using a set of custom-designed whitening trays to comfortably apply the gel to your teeth at home, usually for only a couple of hours each day. In our office, we can apply the gel for you and stimulate it using a special light. This causes the topical agent to rapidly break up the stains on your teeth and brighten their surfaces, producing optimal results in just a single visit.

How to keep your teeth bright longer

The most important thing to remember about teeth-whitening is that the results are not always permanent. Because stains can develop naturally, they may do so again after your treatment. In fact, one of the reasons why teeth-whitening is so popular is because patients often choose it multiple times, sometimes routinely. With proper care and maintenance, however, you can keep your smile brighter and stain-free for longer, making the need for whitening treatments fewer and farther between.

Learn why teeth-whitening is so popular

Teeth stains are common, and professional teeth-whitening is often the most convenient and effective way to erase them and improve your smile’s appearance. To learn more, or to schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637.