What Are The Benefits Of A Teeth Whitening Procedure?

Whiter teeth can have a positive impact on your life, in ways that you might not expect.

At The Dental Centre Bedford, we see a lot of patients who visit us, unhappy with one or more aspects of their smile. By far the most common reason though is that their smile is not as bright as it once was and they are unhappy with the appearance of their discoloured teeth.

Following a teeth whitening procedure by one of our Bedford cosmetic dentists though, patients are able to reverse this and boast a new smile and teeth which are up to eight shades whiter than before.

Whilst the visible benefits of this popular cosmetic dental procedure are the most obvious ones, patients have also told us of other unexpected benefits which we share with you below.

Confidence boost

Having a nicer whiter smile seems to give a lot of patients a real boost in confidence. Most of us would probably recognise that we tend to feel better about ourselves, and more confident, when we look after our appearance. Whilst we can change our clothes or have our hair styled, we can’t simply whiten our teeth at home in an instant. Following this procedure though, patients have reported that they feel much happier and confident in themselves and their ability to achieve their goals.

Social benefits

It is widely acknowledged that one of the first things that a person notices about us when they first meet is our smile. People are generally attracted to a warm smile which makes the person seem more approachable. This is important if you are looking to improve your social life, or even find a relationship. Some studies have also suggested that people with a nice smile are more likely to be successful at a job interview, and whilst other factors obviously come into play in this situation, such as qualifications and experience, a warm and attractive smile may just give you the head start that you need.

Improved teeth care

One perhaps surprising benefit of a teeth whitening procedure related by some patients, is that they now take better care of their teeth. Whilst a basic clean was all that seemed to matter for some patients before their treatment, as soon as their teeth were more attractive, they tended to pay more attention to looking after them. Some have told us that they really do try harder, adding flossing or inter-dental cleaning to their routine, something that only around 20% of patients do despite it playing a significant role in the prevention of gum disease. Perhaps this type of reaction is understandable given that we all tend to look after our “new” things just that little bit better?

These are just some of the potential benefits that you too can achieve with an affordable and fast acting teeth whitening procedure at our Bedford dental practice. We also offer a range of other procedures that can improve the appearance of your teeth and we’ll be pleased to discuss the options with you.

If you would like to discover how you can improve your smile, please call The Dental Centre Bedford on 01234 819868.