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Why Should You Whiten Your Teeth?

Posted on December 14, 2016 by Dr. Mal Braverman

When it comes to dental health, most people focus on brushing, flossing, and an occasional visit to the dentist. Chances are that more than half of the people reading this article only visit the dentist when they have a problem, more so, they have never thought about whitening their teeth for a brighter smile.

Confidence and self-esteem

It may sound like a beauty thing but teeth whitening is more than just dental cosmetics. The reasons why people whiten their teeth from time to time go deeper than just looking good and enchanting the public with a stellar smile.  A white and clean set of teeth often gives you more confidence to talk and engage with other people. Such confidence is handy when you are hanging around a group of elite people that you need to impress, you are attending a job interview, or going on a date and other events. When you feel confident about yourself your self-esteem is increased and you are bound to do well in whatever event you are attending.

This is even a similar application for models that are getting ready to go for a photo shoot or to grace the runway. A nice smile makes you feel good about yourself and when you feel good the people that see or engage with you respond in a similar manner.

Younger look and feel

If you did not know, sparkling white teeth give you a younger appearance. As you age, your teeth lose that natural white color and develop a progressive yellowness. It does not matter whether you brush your teeth as per recommendation or not, this is a natural phenomenon that will happen eventually. Teeth whitening retains that young looking smile that’s guaranteed to make you feel some years younger and impress the people you engage with.

Attending special events

Special events make for another good reason to treat your teeth to some cosmetic dentistry procedures like whitening. Many people take to teeth whitening in preparation for a wedding, class reunions and other similar events. The fact that these events are likely to be documented for life through pictures and videos is enough to make one want to look their very best and a smart smile is a very good start.

Other reasons for whitening your teeth include:

  • To make lasting first impressions
  • To gain an appealing smile
  • To remove stains and unattractive discolorations on your teeth

Cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening are perfect for restoring the natural look of your teeth. Sometimes it does not matter how well you practice oral hygiene, your day-to-day life habits will always lead to your teeth losing their white sparkle. Things like smoking, drinking coffee, accumulation of plaque, certain medications and poor quality of water will often cause your teeth to discolor. Teeth whitening can reverse these effects and give you back the bright smile that you deserve.

For more information about teeth whitening please call us at 212-688-3838 or visit our website.

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