Which Way Will You Whiten Your Smile?
There’s more than one way to make your teeth whiter, but the two best ways — professional teeth whitening and dental veneers — are available at our dentist office in Red Bank, NJ.
Everyone knows that white teeth make smiles look nicer, but did you know white teeth can make you look younger, too.
A British newspaper (The Daily Mail) proved that by using a little photo editing to change the color of people’s teeth. Some people were judged to up to 10 years younger just by having their teeth digitally whitening.
But you don’t want virtual results. You want real changes to your teeth, and that’s exactly what you can get at the office of Dr. Denise DiBona, DDS.
Make an appointment today, and we’ll help you find the right kind of cosmetic dentistry to improve the color of your teeth.
Teeth Whitening Removes Stains
When you walk down the toothpaste aisle, it may seem like all people care about is having whiter teeth.
There’s whitening toothpaste. There are whitening strips. There are whitening gels, too.
Before you pick up any of them, ask yourself how white do you want your smile to be? If you only want it to be a little white, then you may get some use out of some of those commercial products.
For teeth whitening that really works, however, you should talk to Dr. DiBona about professional teeth whitening.
With our cosmetic dentistry, you can remove stains that have taken years or even decades to develop. Professional teeth whitening contains much higher concentrations of the bleaching agents used in commercial whitening products.
That means we can make your teeth whiter and in less time than anything you can find on the shelf at the store.
But Dr. DiBona also offers something else you can’t get at the store — whitening for life. Ask about how you can keep your teeth looking white, bright, and clean when you make an appointment for professional teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening With Dental Veneers
Why would you use dental veneers instead of our professional teeth whitening? There are two big reasons we can think of.
First, your teeth are discolored by they aren’t stained.
Staining happens naturally as we get older. Every week, every month, every year we are alive we are eating and drinking things that add to the stains on our teeth.
However, that’s not the only reason your teeth can become discolored. Injuries or illnesses can affect the color of your teeth. Some medications have side effects that affect how white your teeth look.
You may even have worn down that allows more of the yellow dentin (the layer below your enamel) to show through.
Teeth whitening is not going to work in those situations. Dental veneers will.
Unlike teeth whitening, dental veneers are not a way to remove the discoloration. Instead, veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth. They will hide the discoloration while changing the appearance of your smile, much like a new facade on a building.
The second reason to consider dental veneers is when discoloration is only one part of what you want to change about your smile.
Veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth, restore the shape of worn down or chipped teeth, and to make crooked teeth look straight.
Dental veneers can make your teeth whiter while making other improvements to your smile at the same time.
Which Is The Right Way to Whiten Your Teeth?
That’s not an easy question to answer unless we have a chance to examine your teeth in person.
Dr. DiBona has offered cosmetic dentistry for years to improve the smiles of countless patients. If you schedule a consultation, she will talk to you and take a good look at your teeth.
Together, you can figure out whether professional teeth whitening or dental veneer will be the most effective way to give you a smile that’s as white as you want it to be.
Get The Most From Your Smile
Your smile tells the world a lot about you and your confidence in yourself. We’ve seen many times how having whiter teeth has given a self-esteem boost to our patients.
Teeth whitening or dental veneers could do the same thing for you.