Natural Smiles • Mar 15, 2017
The long dreary winter is over and spring is here.
Springtime is a time of rebirth and renewal. Psychologically, it’s the perfect time to get rid of the remnants of winter and do things that will boost your mood.
Many people declutter their homes of some of the stuff they’ve accumulated over the winter months. That’s why you see so many yard sales in the spring. New beginnings!
Some people also celebrate spring by clearing out mental and emotional clutter and start off on a path of self-improvement. Dr. Kiran Gill of Natural Smiles, in Louisville, KY, can help you on that path of self-improvement by improving your smile.
Advantages Of A Good Smile
There are a lot of social benefits of a good smile. On the other hand, a bad smile can be socially detrimental. It’s just a fact that people who have a good smile are more attractive. A potential suitor might see bad teeth and associate it with poor hygiene or low self-worth. That may not even be true, but it can be the assumption.
If that weren’t enough, whiter teeth can make you appear smarter. A study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that an improved smile can make you appear intelligent, interesting, and successful. They had 528 people look at photos of eight people before and after they had cosmetic dentistry.
The “after” pictures, those that showed the people with whiter teeth, received higher scores in every category. You can’t overestimate the impact attractiveness can have on your life, from job interviews to networking with clients.
So if you decide, in honor of springtime and renewal, to make some changes to your smile, Natural Smiles in Louisville, KY is here to help.
One of the easiest ways to transform a smile is with teeth whitening. You might find that your teeth have turned dark, yellow, and dingy. Most of that is a result of what you eat and drink. Coffee, tea, wine, and soda can darken your teeth but so can solid foods like berries or tomato sauce.
A lot of teeth dinginess can be caused by smoking. You may not even notice the subtle change in your teeth over time but others can. If you smoke in your home, you don’t notice that the smoke is staining your walls until you move a picture and see the brighter wall under it.
What We Can Do For You
You’re going to see all kinds of over-the-counter whitening products out there. You’ll see gels, strips, and specially formulated toothpaste that promise to give you a whiter smile. The fact is, you won’t get the best results from these products.
Professional whitening products contain a higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These cause a chemical reaction that breaks apart the carbon bonds that create yellow stains. Once these bonds are broken, your teeth will no longer reflect a yellow color.
At our Louisville, KY dental office, you can choose from two different teeth whitening systems: Zoom and KöR.
Zoom teeth whitening consists of a concentrated gel that is applied to your teeth. We use a special laser to activate the whitening agent in the gel, which lifts the stains and whitens your teeth.
KöR is a dual-activated hydremide peroxide formula. The results from KöR can be dramatic. Some people have seen their teeth whiten by as much as 16 shades. A bonus of KöR is that it includes a special agent that helps keep your teeth from becoming irritated by or sensitive to the whitening gel.
Are Teeth Whitening Products Safe?
Some whitening products can irritate your gums or cause sensitivity, but your dentist will be on the lookout for that.
Maintaining Your New White Smile
After your treatment, Dr. Gill will go over some of the ways you can care for your new smile. First, she’ll tell you to be careful about the food you eat. As we mentioned before, most stains come from what you eat and drink.
Dr. Gill will give you take-home trays and whitening gel that you can use to maintain your white teeth when you need to.
The staff at Natural Smiles wants to help you get that beautiful smile! To set up an appointment, call our office at 502-804-5420 or you can use our convenient online form to reach us. Start making those changes today!