Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

It may be the least invasive way to improve the appearance of your smile.

You may have tried whitening yourself. All you have to do is walk down the toothpaste aisle in any grocery or retail store, and you’ll count scores of products proclaiming their ability to whiten your smile.

Few, if any, are likely to give you the results that you really want, however. To get fast results that really stand out, you need to try professional whitening.

You can get this service at Antoine Dental Center in Houston, and when you come, be sure to ask how you can get free whitening for life.

How Stained Teeth Affect You

There’s an old saying about how people don’t appreciate things until they are gone. That may be why teeth whitening is so popular.

Most of the time teeth don’t become yellow or stained overnight. It’s usually a gradual process that takes years or even decades.

While you may not notice the slight changes while they are happening, but one day, you look in the mirror and realize that your pearly whites aren’t so pearly anymore.

It can make you feel bad. You may think that you’ve done something wrong.

It could be the result of poor oral hygiene. It may just be that you like coffee, tea, or soft drinks a little too much. It may just be that you are getting older. Your teeth experience wear and tear just like the rest of your body.

The Psychological Effects Of Teeth Whitening

Kelton Research conducted a study a few years ago to learn more about the effects of teeth whitening.

In the study, the researchers wanted to learn more about how patients were perceived before and after they underwent whitening procedures. The subjects took part in simulated dates and simulated job interviews.

Here is what they found:

  • 58 percent of the participants improved their chances of being hired after they had their teeth whitened
  • 53 percent of participants were offered higher salaries after whitening
  • 54 percent of evaluators wanted to continue their dates with participants whose teeth were whiter

Why might this be? The study looked into that, too:

  • 65 percent of participants were considered more professional after having their teeth whitened
  • 61 percent were considered more confident after a whitening procedure
  • 59 percent were considered more outgoing

This particular study did not look into whether teeth whitening improved people’s self-confidence, but that seems like a logical conclusion.

If you had whiter teeth, would you feel more confident about your smile?

How To Get Whiter Teeth

Like we said, your teeth didn’t get stained overnight. And yet, you can remove much of those stains in a single visit to Antoine Dental Center.

We use Zoom! Whitening in our office, and in as little as one hour, your teeth could be up to 10 shades whiter. We won’t promise that everyone will see that much of a change, but even half of that is better than you will get from most commercial products after weeks of daily use.

Most teeth whitening produces (commercial and professional) use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to remove stains. These ingredients cause chemical reactions that help to remove the stains from your teeth.

Professional teeth whitening products like Zoom! have higher concentrations of these active ingredients, which is why they are both faster and more effective than commercial products.

We could compare this to cleaning the siding on a house.

If you had your choice, would your rather use your garden hose or a pressure washer?

If you are patient enough, the garden hose will remove the built-up dirt and grime eventually. On the other hand, you could remove more dirt in less time with the pressure washer.

That’s the difference between using a commercial product and Zoom!

If you have a big event coming up (like a wedding or graduation), then you could come to our office today and leave with a whiter, brighter smile.

Maybe you aren’t in a rush, or maybe you would rather do your whitening on your own schedule instead of making an appointment to come to our office. We offer Zoom! take-home products for patients like you.

These won’t work as quickly as our in-office treatment, but they will provide visibly better results than commercial products in a comparable amount of time.

Get Whiter Teeth, Keep Whiter Teeth

Once your teeth have been whitened, we want to help you keep them that way. That’s why we offer free whitening for life. To find out how you can benefit, ask about our preferred customer plan at our dentist office in Houston.

Get the most from your smile. Call 713-364-8990 or fill out our online appointment form to schedule your professional teeth whitening at Antoine Dental Center.

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