Why Have Your Teeth Whitened

Why Have Your Teeth Whitened

Teeth whitening is one of the fastest and easiest ways to give your smile a boost. Whitening is a cosmetic procedure that requires no drilling or shots, and offers results can last months or years depending on your commitment to maintenance. If you have stains on your teeth, you might be a candidate for whitening.

Whitening works by bleaching the enamel and dentin of your teeth. The bleaching agent is typically a form of peroxide. The peroxide does not turn your teeth a bright unnatural white shade, but simply lightens stains and returns your teeth to their natural shade of white. There are some great reasons to have your teeth whitened, including:

Improved Confidence

Yellow teeth can make you feel too embarrassed or self-conscious to smile. Whitening your teeth can make you feel good about the way you and your smile look and give you the confidence you need in any situation.

A Younger Look

Yellow teeth can be prematurely aging. Whitening your teeth can take years off your smile and your overall appearance, and it might just make you feel younger, too.

Impressive Improvement

Just about every adult has at least a few stains on his or her teeth. Coffee, tea, and wine all leave traces of themselves behind, but teeth bleaching can penetrate the outer layers of the tooth to break these stains up and make your smile look brighter and more attractive.

Inspiration to Keep Teeth Healthy

To keep your smile looking bright, you will need to be proactive, which means maintaining excellent dental habits. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing after meals translates to better dental health, especially when combined with more frequent professional cleanings to polish away superficial stains.


Many tooth bleaching options are available from professional kits designed for at-home use to in-office chair-side procedures. There is sure to be one that will fit your budget.

Call our office today to schedule your tooth bleaching appointment.