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What Teeth Whitening can do for you in 2014

Happy New Year, everyone! 2014 looks to be a great year. How about you? What are you contemplating this fabulous year? Are you considering a new job, finding a new friend, or improving some other personal aspect of your life? With so many opportunities in a new year, it may be difficult to decide on what to do first. It’s a fair certainty that you’re going to be meeting a lot of new people in 2014, so maybe you should consider teeth whitening to help you make a great first impression.

Everyone notices a bright, beautiful smile. Your first impression says a lot about you as a person. But sometimes, you don’t want to smile as your teeth may be naturally dull and yellow. If so, what can we do at Watts Dental to help you achieve the look you want in 2014? Well for starters, we can recommend teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a process of removing stains from the enamel of your teeth. Over time, the food you eat—especially foods like coffee, tea, red sauces and red wine—can stain the enamel on your teeth leaving them yellow and dull. By using a safe bleaching agent, many stains can be easily removed, bringing out the bright, beautiful smile you want.

There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening agents. They come in pastes, strips and cups and are sold in the dental aisle of your local drug store. They can whiten your teeth up to a point but they can take weeks or even months to show any noticeable improvement.

For an immediate and dramatic change, you will need to see a dentist who performs teeth whitening—such as Watts Family Dental. If you haven’t been in for a while, you will need an examination, ex-rays and cleaning. After that, your dentist can recommend the best way to whiten your teeth. Depending on the type of staining you have, your dentist may recommend a variety of techniques to whiten your teeth. Watts Family Dental in Overland Park uses the ZOOM! professional teeth whitening system from Phillips that can brighten your teeth up to eight shades lighter. But because some surfaces may not bleach well (such as colored fillings or teeth that have a purplish tinge) a veneer may be needed to achieve the whiteness you desire.

One of the greatest advantages of having a bright, white smile is in how you appear to other people. First impressions are so important, especially when you’re meeting and networking with people who may play an important role in your future. With professionally-whitened teeth, you are confident to smile whenever you please. People with bright, beautiful smiles tend to feel more confident, and feel better about themselves. Because of this, they tend to attract more interest from the people around them, receive more job opportunities, and enjoy successes in life. While some might think this is simply luck, others would argue that being able to project a bright sincere smile does more to attract attention. (We think it’s the smile that helps the most.)

So if you are anticipating big changes in 2014, make an appointment at Watts Family Dental and let us help you brighten that smile.

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