Sometimes a few minor cosmetic improvements are all that it takes to makeover your smile—and your overall appearance in the process. Studies have shown that people with whiter teeth tend to be viewed more favorably by their peers, in everything from professional competence to confidence and self-esteem. This may be a self-fulfilling prophecy, as people admit that stained and discolored teeth are a major source of embarrassment and dissatisfaction for them. However, professional teeth whitening treatments can transform teeth from mediocre to brilliant in as little as a single office visit. Dr. Mary Gregory offers these cosmetic and general dentistry services from her Arlington, VA, office; read on to find out how these treatments can benefit you!
Rejuvenate Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
Over the counter whitening products can help, but they are not as powerful as professional treatments and may contain abrasive ingredients that can harm the tooth's enamel layer. In contrast, when performed by a skilled dentist (such as those at our Arlington practice), tooth whitening is safe and can deliver significant and immediate results.
Who Should Get Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments?
Even people who practice good oral hygiene and use at home whitening treatments are susceptible to stains and discolorations due to normal everyday factors like diet and the natural aging process itself, which causes the enamel layer to thin over time.
The biggest tooth staining culprits include:
- Coffee and tea
- Red wine
- Sauces, berries, and acidic foods
- Certain medications
In some cases, teeth just generally look dull and faded, and whitening treatment can provide an immediate boost that can brighten the entire face (some people credit teeth whitening with taking several years off of their overall appearance). Whether you are looking to make a great first impression at your next job interview or you simply want to invest in a smile makeover for personal satisfaction, teeth whitening is a good first step to a better personal appearance and a higher level of self-confidence.
Are you ready for a whiter, brighter smile? To find out if professional teeth whitening treatments are right for you, contact our Arlington, VA, office by calling (703) 527-6495 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory. We want you to live your best life!