Teeth whitening is a simple way to make your initial Leawood social interactions so much better. If you think this is a profound statement, you are probably wondering how anyone could make the leap from teeth whitening to better social interactions. Here is why we believe that if you have whiter teeth, you are going to make a good first impression. How smiles affect society has been a subject of many studies, with the results more or less all pointing in the same direction. What we have found is that over 53 percent of people notice your smile before anything else, and given that the majority of first impressions are made within the first 15 seconds, how your smile looks plays a major impact on what people think of you at first. Amazingly, 52 percent of all participants polled said that they would actually smile more if they had better-looking teeth, and 26 percent acknowledged that they could have better-looking smiles if they took the time to visit the dentist. When you are in a situation that many of us find uncomfortable, like meeting someone for a first date or having to do a presentation, the natural tendency should be to smile. A bright smile can put people at ease and makes a better impression. Eighty-nine percent of people claim that a great-looking smile makes a person more attractive. With teeth whitening being one of those simple procedures that greatly enhances your smile, it is the perfect place to start winning friends and influencing people.
Teeth whitening is among the simplest of solutions to improve a smile and is very popular. For patients who want to whiten their smile, there are three ways you can go about doing it. First, you can go to the store and purchase an over-the-counter whitening kit. These do-it-yourself solutions are effective but lack the supervision of a qualified dentist. Other patients prefer to come in and get a recommendation for their whitening solution. They also do the work at home but under the indirect supervision of their dentist. Finally, most patients prefer the option of coming in and having us do all the teeth whitening work in the controlled and medically oriented dentist office. Even if you chose option one, you should still make sure that you get a full dental examination before starting the whitening process, to ensure that you have a successful treatment.
For some patients, there are things that can preclude you from getting your teeth whitening done. Among the most common reasons why people find they cannot whiten their teeth is the use of dental fabrications. Dental fabrications include things like porcelain veneers, bonding, and dental crowns, which are used to repair damage to the teeth. If you use a fabrication on the front-facing teeth, you will not be able to bleach them since these synthetic materials cannot have their color changed. If you still want whiter teeth, you may want to consider veneers or another solution we can recommend.
Call our Leawood, KS, dental office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.