Whether an individual is preparing for their wedding or simply wanting to improve their smile, teeth whitening can boost confidence. Smiling releases endorphins and serotonin, which increase a person’s happiness. The ability of a smile to affect an individual’s mood directly impacts a person’s confidence.
Brightening a smile due to dingy or stained teeth is a quick and easy way to improve the look of a smile and increase a person’s confidence. The process of whitening teeth targets deep into the enamel to break down and remove stains. When whitening a person’s teeth, our goal is to return the coloring of their teeth to their original dazzling white color.
As teeth are porous, the enamel is likely to stain over time. Unless a person has porcelain veneers, their teeth will stain. Our whitening options are DayWhite and NightWhite. These whitening options use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to whiten teeth three to eight shades.
However, if the stain is in the dentin or second tooth layer, contact Dr. Konig to discuss other whitening options, such as applying porcelain veneers to the visible layer on teeth. Often, stains in the dentin are from a reaction to tetracycline given during childhood or from trauma.
The biggest complaint of whitening agents is teeth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is usually due to the application tray being inefficient at keeping the peroxide solution from seeping. A poor-fitting application tray increases the risk of tooth sensitivity and soft tissue irritation. This increase of risk is why working with an expert at a local dental office to brighten their smile is essential. At our office, we mold application trays to form to each individual’s teeth.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Professionally done teeth whitening offers a person many benefits.
- Safe and effective
- Boosts confidence
- Strengthens teeth
- Grants a healthier mouth
Whitening teeth at a dental office is safe and effective. When a professional uses the appropriate peroxide treatment and an application tray that fits that individual’s teeth, the risks of adverse side-effects will significantly decrease.
Since whitening agents begin to work immediately, individuals will see a visible color difference after the first treatment. A person cannot help but show off their brighter smile as they go about the rest of their day. As smiling increases endorphins in the brain, that person will become more confident in their appearance.
Whitening teeth also can strengthen teeth which leads to a more healthy mouth and gums.
Contact us at Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry to start the journey towards dental happiness with a teeth whitening consultation. Discover the confidence a brighter smile can bring! Dr. Konig and his expert office staff are waiting to make your dental dreams a reality. Fill out our contact form or call us at (713) 668-2289. We offer various dental services and treatments at our office in Houston, TX.