Cosmetic dentistry is unbelievably popular. Its popularity stems in part from the fact that people recognize that having white teeth has a large impact on their life and the way that other people treat them. It is a relief for many people to realize that they are not forced to live with the stained and yellow teeth that they have had for years. Boston residents are using teeth whitening as a tool to help them improve their self-esteem, increase their confidence, and successfully accomplish the goals that they have in life. Here are just a few of the benefits that come from getting your teeth whitened.
Get Rid of Unwanted Stains
Teeth stains can be superficial, or they can be the result of changes in the teeth. For some people, a combination of both factors is at play. Dental professionals divide teeth stains into three different categories. They are:
- Extrinsic Teeth Stains – These are stains that affect the surface of the teeth. They are produced by residue from food and drink. The residue builds up on your teeth, and then a protein film covers it. Some of the biggest culprits for these types of stains include wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco.
- Intrinsic Teeth Stains – These stains are below the surface of the teeth. They happen when stain causing particles filtrate through the exterior of the enamel and collect within the enamel of the tooth. Some children have intrinsic teeth stains as a result of drinking water that has excessive amounts of fluoride. Removing intrinsic teeth stains can be a challenge, but it can be done with the help of professional teeth whitening services.
- Age-Related Teeth Stains – These stains represent a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic tooth discoloration. At the center of your teeth is the dentin. As you get older, this dentin naturally turns yellow. Your enamel gets thinner as you get older, so that yellow core shows through. The effects can be exacerbated by smoking and eating certain foods or drinking beverages that will stain your teeth.
Over-the-counter teeth whiteners in Boston promise to improve the appearance of your smile. However, none of them can offer teeth whitening results like you will get from a professional. In addition to removing stains, an oral health professional will be able to evaluate your teeth and give you tips that will help you to keep your smile looking its best.
Looking Your Best for Social Occasions
Whether you are at a wedding, class reunion, or giving a speech in front of coworkers, you want to look your best. You understand that looking your best affects the way that you feel, and it affects the way that other people treat you. When you look your best, you are comfortable with yourself and portray a sense of calm and confidence. This is attractive to others.
Something as simple as whitening your teeth can help you feel better about yourself. Since you’re comfortable with the appearance of your teeth, you will smile more, you will laugh more, and your guard will be down. The people around you will notice how comfortable you are with yourself, and they will want to be around you. The idea is not that you want white teeth necessarily to impress others, but you want white teeth so that you like the way you look, which will give you a sense of confidence that will have the side effect of impressing others.
Making a Good Impression at a Job Interview
There have been a number of studies that have clearly shown what most people already know. When you have white teeth, your chances of being offered a job, being paid more, or of getting a promotion drastically increase. There are a number of reasons why this can be. One of them is the fact that white teeth have a healthier and cleaner appearance. When a person has white teeth, it is a sign of good genetics. Subconsciously, a person giving a job interview may see the individual who they are interviewing as being smart, dependable, and reliable.
Interestingly, if the individual who is interviewing you does not have white teeth, they may look at your white teeth as an admirable trait. Right off the bat, they are looking up to you. This changes the power structure of the interview in favor of the individual being interviewed.
Look Great in Pictures
We live in a society that puts more emphasis on pictures than any other society in mankind’s history. Part of the problem is that everyone has a high definition camera in their pockets nowadays with their cell phones. So whether you want to or not, you’re going to find your photograph taken. What makes things even more challenging is the fact that thanks to social media, a photograph that was taken this morning could be shared around the world before lunchtime.
Very few things are as discomfiting as seeing a photograph of yourself with yellow teeth. Every time you look at the photograph, you are uncomfortable and embarrassed. When future photographs are taken, you might not smile or you might put your hand over your mouth so that your teeth are not seen. But that just makes you look self-conscious and uncomfortable in photographs.
Contact Us Today for More Information
Your smile says so much about you. You deserve to have a white smile that you are proud to show to others. If you feel uncomfortable with your smile and you want to learn about teeth whitening treatments, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Medical Aesthetics of New England. At our convenient locations in Acton and Fitchburg near Boston, we look forward to helping you show off your pearly whites with confidence. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!