Teeth Whitening Benefits and Side Effects

Sep 30, 2012 @ 10:15 AM – by Ross Ryan

Edmond Teeth WhiteningOf all the cosmetic dentistry treatments offered by Edmond cosmetic dentist Ross Ryan, teeth whitening is one of the most attractive to patients. The teeth whitening procedure is simple, effective, and offers dramatic smile makeover results. With teeth whitening treatments, you can take charge of your smile; whitening procedures can undo years of damage caused by aging and lifestyle habits such as smoking and the consumption of coffees, dark sodas, and wines.

Teeth Whitening Candidates

If you are looking for an easy way to brighten your smile and remove stains, teeth whitening may be right for you. Whiter, brighter teeth can have a positive and real impact on your overall appearance. Nearly anyone can benefit from teeth whitening. However, there are several factors, including an individual’s dental health, lifestyle, and cosmetic goals, which determine if a patient is a good candidate for teeth whitening. If your teeth are in poor health, you suffer from severe sensitivity, or you are unhappy with the shape or alignment of your teeth, teeth whitening may not be the right solution for you.

Teeth Whitening Benefits

Undergoing a teeth whitening treatment can be profoundly beneficial; whiter, brighter teeth can have a positive impact on your self-image and your self-esteem, and help you make a positive first impression on others. The benefits of teeth whitening - indeed, of having a smile that you can be proud of - cannot be overstated. Many individuals who undergo cosmetic dentistry treatments find they have a more active social life and more easily develop relationships with friends and colleagues, due in part to their renewed confidence. With financing options, a bright, white smile can be within easy reach.

Teeth Whitening Side Effects

Like most dental procedures, teeth whitening treatment is not without side effects. Individuals considering professional teeth bleaching should be aware that they may experience tooth sensitivity and gum irritation during and for a few days after treatment.

Teeth Whitening Alternatives

Having a clear understanding of what results you are looking for can help you determine which treatments would be best suited to your needs. If you are happy with your smile but find it dull or embarrassing because it has become discolored or tarnished over time, teeth whitening provides a practical solution.

However, individuals who are seeking a more dramatic transformation may want to consider a different treatment or a combination of treatments. For example, the teeth can be reshaped with dental bonding and other techniques; realigned with braces; or completely covered with porcelain veneers. For our patients in Edmond, restoration dentistry treatments such as the use of tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, and inlays and onlays, are also available to correct aesthetic and functional flaws.

Contact W. Ross Ryan, DDS

The benefits of teeth whitening are many; individuals are often more willing to smile, feel more confident, and are more active in social situations. These benefits have made teeth whitening one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in the country. To find out if you are a god candidate for teeth whitening, contact the Edmond practice of W. Ross Ryan, DDS, today.

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