Teeth whitening has MANY benefits and a few will surprise you!
Of course, there are the obvious aesthetics of attractive smile and increased self confidence but did you know that professional teeth whitening has a few health benefits too?
A study in America revealed that teeth are the number one feature people would change on their face! The same study showed that 75% of adults believe a good smile increases your chance of career success and a whopping 84% believe it contributes to attracting Mr or Mrs ‘Right’. So it really does go to show how socially important an attractive smile is in relation to business & careers, dating, self esteem and the social arena as a whole.
However, not many people realise that there is also a few health benefits that go hand in hand with having healthy teeth and gums. Having your teeth professionally whitened can contribute to this.
Everyone knows that whiter teeth will help you look & feel confident and most people who come in to Dentspa for teeth whitening do so for this very reason.
But, what they often DON’T know is that they are getting ALL the other benefits as a side affect. Here is a list of our best teeth whitening benefits.. and like we said… some of these might surprise you!
1: REDUCED RISK OF GUM DISEASE & DECAY
Gum disease is well documented as being responsible for a range of dental and general health problems including bad breath, bleeding gums, abscesses, infection and tooth loss. Professional teeth whitening products have been proven to kill bacteria that cause gum disease (as well as those that cause tooth decay). So patients who book in for professional teeth whitening services also have healthier teeth and gums and not as likely to develop gum disease.
The gel used in teeth whitening also balances the PH levels in your mouth. Acid erosion causes tooth decay so by neutralising these acids helps protect your teeth against further damage. Bye – Bye bacteria!
2: EASY ANTI – AGEING (NO NEEDLES!)
Whitening may just be the easiest Anti-Ageing procedure ever discovered – and no needles!
Whiter teeth make you look and feel younger, partly because in general we associate white teeth with youth and beauty but we also believe that people naturally seem more youthful when they smile and of course when we are proud of our smile we do it more often.
Our clients who have had teeth whitening often tell us that after their treatment they feel they look fresher in their appearance.
3: RESULTS ARE LONG LASTING
Unlike your everyday store-bought whitening treatments, a professional whitening treatment from Dentspa typically provides results that last a long time. The effects of tooth whitening usually last for about one to two years, although these results are dependant on diet and lifestyle factors – for example, if you drink black coffee, drink red wine or smoke. Sometimes this means you will need to boost your whitening more often. Touch up re-whitening (or maintenance) can be easily achieved by coming back to the clinic or by applying a custom made tray containing whitening gel at home as advised by your dentist.
4: ITS FAST!
The whitening products you buy at the supermarket or your local pharmacy may help you attain brighter teeth, but often you will need to use them for weeks, maybe even months before you see any whitening action. Most of our patients come to us after being dissatisfied with the results they have experienced with these products.. some report no results at all!
The treatment time for an in-office whitening usually lasts about an hour, and can produce results up to ten shades brighter in that short time so for people who want results FAST, then this is the best solution.
5: A BETTER CHANCE OF FINDING LOVE?
We feel a bit cheeky mentioning this here but studies have shown that people really do believe that a beautiful smile increases your chances of snagging the man or woman of your dreams. We can’t guarantee that teeth whitening will result in you meeting the love of your life BUT it goes without saying that a warm and bright smile has a positive impact on what kind of first impression we make.
So to all of the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, we know that dating can be a difficult & trying process but we also know that when we look and feel our best we are more likely to encourage new connections and become magnetic to those around us.
6: IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH
Inflammation in the body (including gums) is believed to contribute to many diseases, including some that affect cognitive ability. Gum disease actually causes your body to create antibodies which spread throughout the body and brain. A groundbreaking study in the UK had linked Periodontal disease with higher levels of cognitive decline in Alzheimers patients (source: Kings College London).
Therefore, it seems that by reducing your risk of gum disease through teeth whitening, you could also be reducing your risk of developing mental health conditions.
7: MORE CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM
Your smile is arguably one of the very first things that people use to make an assessment of you.
When we are not feeling confident or we feel embarrassed about the colour of our teeth we tend to smile less or smile with our mouth closed or hide our teeth behind our hand when we are talking or laughing in social situations. Being ashamed of your stained or yellow teeth can have a serious impact on how you project yourself to the world.
After your teeth whitening procedure has removes those persistent stains and gives you a brighter smile you may find yourself standing taller and smiling & laughing more often. When we feel good about ourselves we have a much more positive outlook on life in general and feel more confident in our abilities and how we are perceived by other people.
Teeth whitening is not the answer to everything but it certainly does contribute to feeling healthy, happy & content and enjoy our daily interactions a bit more.
8: STATISTICALLY ORAL HEALTH CARE IMPROVES
Typically, patients that invest in teeth whitening treatments tend to show an increased level of enthusiasm towards their daily oral health care routine. Once you experience the advantages of a whiter smile you may find yourself being more diligent in maintaining a bright, healthy smile and brushing, flossing more often and visiting your dentist regularly for professional cleanings which leads to better oral health overall.
White also teeth conveys that you take pride in your appearance and pay attention to your health.
And if that doesn’t make you want to get your teeth whitened today… research indicates that others perceive you as being more successful financially and professionally if you have bright white teeth.
You’re seen as trustworthy and dependable, which can help you at work, during interviews, and in business overall.
Are your teeth not quite as white or as bright as you would like them to be? If your answer is yes, then we can assure you that you are not alone and of little surprise that teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today.
If you are looking for teeth whitening in Auckland, let us help you understand the ways in which brighter, whiter teeth can improve your overall health and well-being.
There are various teeth whitening products available so why not talk to the Dentspa team about which one is right for you.
To find out how you can brighten your smile with cosmetic dental teeth whitening, click the appointment button below or directly contact us at [email protected] or call us direct on 0508 DENTSPA.