Making a great first impression can affect your social and professional success. A study done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that your smile can be a key factor in first impressions. 48% of people surveyed think a smile is the most unforgettable feature upon first meeting a person. Your smile, unlike you’re face or body, can remain attractive at any age. Research shows people are more willing to invest in their teeth than any other cosmetic procedure. Women are more likely than men to invest in maintaining a youthful appearance. People aged 30-39 are the main demographic for spending money on their appearance.
Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to keep your pearly whites pearly. Various lifestyle and dietary choices eventually turns our teeth into a dingier version of what we’re used to. You can brush, floss and rinse a couple times a day and still have a tinged smile. Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can turn your less than glowing smile to a brilliant white.
While there are lots of things in our diet that can cause our teeth to become an off-white shade, there are also lots of foods that can help do the opposite. The crispiness of an apple helps strengthen gums and keeps odor-causing staining bacteria at bay. The citric acid of an orange helps scour your teeth. Even a strawberry can help keep your teeth clean with its acidity. When it comes to veggies, think about broccoli as nature’s toothbrush and celery nature’s floss. The calcium properties of anything dairy is not only great for strong teeth, but the stronger that enamel is, the whiter your teeth remain.
If your teeth become tarnished in between dental visits, there are plenty of over the top applications available on the market today. From trays to strips to pens, the variations are extensive and which you choose depends on the consumer. Their price points vary, as well as their instructions. The results will vary as well, but all will be sure to have some sort of effect on your teeth and will be great until you have a professional handle it.
When it is time to see a professional, the ZOOM! whitening system is a great way to get the optimum smile. It is fast, effective and safe, and you have the option of having them apply the treatment for you or create customized trays so you can do the treatments at home. Not only will it give yourself a brilliant smile, but it can get up to 8 shades brighter in only 45 minutes. Having a bright white smile in less than an hour is definitely worth it. You can get it done in your lunch break!
If you would like more information regarding crowns and bridges, contact Berry Hill Dentistry at 516-921-1717 today. Or visit our website at www.berryhilldentistrypc.com for additional information.