Are you the life of every party, and the one most likely to elicit laughs? Do your friends frequently compliment your excellent sense of humor? What about your smile? It can be hard to feel confident, or even humorous, when you are plagued by insecurity about your smile. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry provides a number of ways to tackle imperfections with beautiful, and often fast results. So, before you start another new year, why not talk to your dentist about how he or she could help you to lighten up, namely to brighten your smile? That way you can get back to amusing your friends, with a renewed sense of confidence.

Professional Whitening Offers Fast Results

Staining is one of the most common reasons people seek cosmetic dentistry, and that is because discoloration is an inevitable part of aging. Though the teeth’s enamel is incredibly strong, it is still porous. So, over time, foods and beverages, think coffee and red wine, can lead to noticeable discoloration, and contribute to dingy-looking teeth. This can also cause the entire smile to look aged and simply less bright.

Professional teeth whitening works to break up surface stains using safe but effective prescription-grade whitening agents. For many patients, professional treatment can lighten teeth by up to eight shades in a matter of a few weeks, or even less for those who choose in-office whitening treatment.

What Else Can Be Done for Dark Smiles?

Perhaps best of all, seeking whitening through a professional cosmetic dentist, allows you to benefit from his or her expertise about how to avoid future staining, as well. Of course, another benefit of seeing the dentist is that there are alternative treatments that can be used if the source of the staining is determined to be intrinsic or permanent. Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers, for instance, can both help to dramatically lighten one’s smile.

ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.