Teeth Whitening: The Perfect Way to Brighten Up Those Vacation Selfies

Do you want your smile to outshine the tiger you’re posing with while you’re on vacation? Will your smile pop out of every photo, capturing your youthful spirit and vitality? The road to brighter teeth is just an office visit away, so it’s easy to ensure that your smile is dazzling from one selfie to the next.

Anne Chee, DDS, understands how a smile full of dull, yellowing teeth can cast a pall over even your happiest moment while you’re on vacation, which is why we offer professional teeth whitening. Rather than dealing with the messy, long haul of over-the-counter whitening products, our teeth whitening systems whiten and brighten your teeth in a fraction of the time, and the results will have you grinning from ear to ear.

If you’d like to brighten up your vacation selfies, making you the envy of your social media world, here’s a quick look at how our whitening systems work quickly and efficiently, just in time for your trip.

The golden age

There are a number of factors that contribute to yellowing, discolored teeth, and some of them are avoidable, while others aren’t. Let’s start with the role Mother Nature plays. As you grow older, the enamel on your teeth -- which protects them and gives them their white color -- begins to wear down. As your enamel wears down, the yellowish-brown dentin inside your teeth begins to show through, which is what creates the yellowing effect.

Now add to that the foods and habits that stain your teeth. From your morning cup of joe to your evening glass of wine, your enamel is under constant assault by the foods and beverages you eat and drink. With proper daily cleaning, you can keep most foods from leaving their mark, but even the most vigilant care isn’t enough to prevent some staining.

Lastly, habits such as tobacco use are enemy number one when it comes to marring your otherwise white teeth.

Taken all together, you can see how it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain white teeth as the years go by.

The white knight

As we mentioned, your daily care is paramount in maintaining healthy, bright teeth, as are your twice-yearly visits with us for your professional cleaning. But if you’re on the losing end of a battle for white teeth, we have the tools to help you gain the upper hand.

Let’s start with our in-office whitening procedure, which is incredibly fast and hassle-free. In fact, in just one visit, you can walk out with appreciably whiter, brighter teeth that are ready for your selfie close-up. During your visit, we clear away any debris and then cover your teeth with a professional-grade whitening gel. Once it’s applied, we place you under a special light that activates the gel. Then you just sit back and relax while your teeth whiten several shades.

If you’d prefer to go a little more gradually, we also offer take-home whitening kits. When you come in, we make custom trays that fit snugly over your teeth and supply you with a whitening gel. To start, you can try wearing the trays for several hours in the evening to see what kind of difference they make. From there, you can either wear the trays for a little while every evening or let them work overnight, depending upon your whitening goals.

Once you get your teeth to their brightest, it’s up to you to maintain your new pearly whites. With daily care and avoiding habits like smoking and sugary sodas full of artificial colors, your newly-whitened shade can last for years. Of course, there’s no stopping Mother Nature, so you may need some touch-ups down the road, in which case you simply return for another in-office whitening session or another take-home kit.

To make your smile the center of your selfies, as it should be on vacation, please give us a call to get started on your teeth whitening. Or you can use the online scheduling tool on this website to book an appointment.

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