The spring season is here and with it comes a host of events that you could be involved in. Whether it’s a wedding, reunion, vacation or graduation ceremony, you want to be sure that you can smile for pictures with confidence and really enjoy each moment. If you have stained teeth, though, you’re more likely to not feel comfortable. Thankfully, your dentist has a remedy – teeth whitening in Medford. Read on to learn how you can benefit from it!
How Does the Teeth Whitening Process Work?
Many people will try out several different types of over-the-counter (OTC) whiteners because of the convenience of being able to use them at home. The problem is that they lack the potency to deliver substantial results.
With at-home teeth whitening, your cosmetic dentist in Medford will equip you with a professional strength whitening agent, custom fitted trays and instructions on how to safely and effectively brighten your teeth. Because your dentist works up a complete smile plan beforehand, you won’t have to worry about doing any guessing.
What Type of Results Can You Expect?
Whereas your results take longer and are less substantial with OTC methods, with at-home whiteners you can expect to see changes in your teeth’s appearance after a couple of treatments. For the best results, though, you can consider doing a 10 to 14-day treatment cycle.
How to Protect Your Smile
Once your teeth are sparkling and bright, you want to make sure that you’ll be able to maintain that look. Here are some tips that will help you out:
- Avoid Certain Products – There are certain foods and beverages that are more likely to stain your teeth like tomato sauce, berries, tea, coffee and wine. The common denominator is that they all contain a product called tannin, a natural coloring agent.
- Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene – Not only are brushing and flossing your teeth necessary for maintaining excellent dental health, but they also help to maintain your beautiful smile. They remove harmful debris and bacteria that can lead to decayed and stained teeth.
- Maintain Regular Dental Visits – Another great tool you have is the semi-annual visit to your dentist for cleanings and checkups. The cleanings will leave you with a gorgeous set of teeth while the examination will ensure that no problems are lurking.
Finally, your appearance factors greatly into your total wellness, because when you feel more confident, your body emits “happy” hormones like endorphins and serotonin, which fosters a healthier environment.
So get ready for a season full of smiles and merriment by contacting your local dentist to make an appointment today!
About the Author
A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Anthony Giamberardino has been practicing dentistry for over three decades. Throughout his career, he has remained steadfast in expanding his knowledge by maintaining affiliation with several professional organizations. Dr. Giamberardino practices at Giamberardino Dental Care and can be reached for more information through his website.