As popular a procedure as teeth whitening is at our Birmingham, AL dental office, we still come across some patients who are curious about teeth whitening but reluctant to bring it up.
This is understandable. Many of us have been conditioned to put ourselves last or to think that procedures that are primarily cosmetic in nature are “frivolous” or should be low on our list of priorities.
Here’s the truth about teeth whitening (and other cosmetic dental procedures):
A beautiful, healthy-looking smile is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.
What Makes a Smile So Special?
It’s no secret that your smile is one of your most distinctive features. It’s a key part of the first impression you make when you meet people. In fact, your smile could make or break a person’s initial impression of you.
Our society holds attractive teeth in high regard. This means that teeth that are dull, discolored, or aged in appearance can hold you back. People may make assumptions about your hygiene or your wellness. These judgments obviously aren’t fair, especially considering that stained teeth can be the result of everything from your morning cup of coffee to the aging process, but they do exist.
Additionally, if you feel less than confident about your teeth, you may attempt to hide them by covering your smile with your hand or avoiding smiling altogether. This can give the impression that you are overly serious or unfriendly – even when this couldn’t be further from the truth!
Many of our patients who do request teeth whitening have a special occasion coming up – a job interview, a family or class reunion, or even a wedding! But you don’t need a special occasion to feel good about the way you look.
Restore Your Smile at our Birmingham, AL Dental Office
A professional teeth whitening treatment is a fast, affordable way to rejuvenate your smile and even look more youthful. At our practice, we use KöR teeth whitening for exceptional results. KöR can even erase stains that are resistant to other whitening treatments!
If you’d like to learn more, please give us a call and request a consultation with Dr. Aaron Cook. He’ll discuss your goals with you and determine whether teeth whitening can help you reach those goals.