Statistics reveal that Americans place a high value on their smile.
According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® national survey:
- Virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset.
- 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex.
- Three-quarters (74%) of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success.
- And when respondents were asked, “What would you most like to improve about your smile?” The most common
response was: Whiter & Brighter Teeth. If you are not happy with your smile, teeth whitening may provide the solution.
- Lighten coffee-stained teeth.
- Remove cigarette and tobacco discolorations.
- Correct yellowing in teeth due to aging.
In-Office Power Teeth Whitening
- A teeth whitening gel containing a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth.
- In-office teeth whitening can often be accomplished in one visit to the dentist.
- Home teeth whitening may be recommended to enhance the effects.
At-Home Dentist-Supervised Teeth Whitening
- The patient wears a custom-fitted mouth tray containing a teeth whitening gel for a few hours each day or night.
- The trays can be adjusted to lighten individual teeth.
- The average patient will wear mouth trays for one to two weeks. More severe stains can often be improved with extended use of a home teeth whitening system.
Numerous over-the-counter teeth whitening products are now available, but dentist-supervised teeth whitening remains the safest and most effective method for brightening your smile. Here are some key reasons why you should always consult with your AACD dentist.
Often, over-the-counter teeth whitening trays do not fit the patient’s mouth properly. Improperly fitting trays may cause the teeth whitening gel to leak and can result in gum irritation and a less effective treatment.
With today’s dentist-supervised systems, even patients with sensitive teeth can undergo teeth whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.
Please Note: Bleaching and tooth whitening does not change the color of existing crowns or fillings.