By Dr. Ayana Cartwright, DDS
St. Hope Foundation
Do you want to create a captivating smile? Do you want a confidence boost? Maybe you are just tired of those coffee and smoking stains on your teeth. Well teeth whitening is the key! Teeth whitening can make your teeth look whiter and brighter. How bright depends on if you use an over-the-counter whitening kit or a Dentist-supervised treatment. The lifespan of whitened teeth is about 4-12 months, depending on the type of treatment used and the consumption of certain drinks and foods that stain your teeth. Whitening your teeth can enhance your look for special occasions such as weddings, special birthdays, or anniversaries.
Keep in mind that teeth whitening may not be for you depending on the healthiness of your teeth and gums. You should consult with your dentist before deciding on whitening your teeth. A Dentist can help determine the best type of whitening treatment for you. Remember to make a good candidate for teeth whitening, a thorough dental exam must be completed, tooth decay must be under control, and your gums must be healthy. So, choose teeth whitening for a brighter and more confident smile!