2 Ways To Brighten Your Smile [BLOG]

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The holidays are here! That means it’s time to get your smile as white and bright as you want it to be, and Alluring Smiles can help you do that!

Today, we’re letting you know about two highly effective ways to achieve a whiter, brighter holiday smile in our Mesa, AZ dental office!

Teeth Whitening Boosts Your Smile!

You probably already guessed that professional teeth whitening would be one of our two cosmetic solutions. It’s a widely popular treatment among American adults, according to a recent survey of dentists across the country.

Not only do so many adults list the color of their teeth as the number one cause for insecurity with their smile, but it’s also an easy, affordable way to improve your overall appearance.

Teeth whitening puts some sparkle back to your teeth and a skip in your step, both of which are wonderful this time of year! We’re well into the holiday season, so you’ve probably already attended a couple of parties where you had to navigate your way through a ton of family photos and group selfies.

That’s tough if you don’t feel confident about showing your stained teeth. Our powerful whitening system at Alluring Smiles can quickly and safely give you a radically whiter smile that you couldn’t find in any store-bought kit.

In fact, the American Dental Association claims that on average, your dentist can provide whitening treatment that’s up to 11 times stronger than the bleaching agents found in over-the-counter products!

Dental Veneers Transform Your Smile!

Stains that set in on the surface of your teeth can sometimes be resistant to traditional teeth whitening treatment. That’s even despite the professional strength bleaching agents you find in a dentist’s whitening system.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t have other options!

Dental veneers can give you a dramatically whiter smile by covering stained teeth entirely. Veneers are thin shells made from either a porcelain or e.max material that are custom-crafted to match the color of your teeth and fit you perfectly for a natural look.

That means Dr. Portocarrero would need to gently remove some of your tooth enamel before the application of your custom veneers. Once placed, your veneers are given a nice polish for an amazing smile transformation!

An advantage that veneers have over a standard whitening treatment is that they go beyond making your smile brighter. Veneers also hide other kinds of cosmetic imperfections like surface dents and dings, as well as more serious damage that would otherwise worsen or grow larger like chips and cracks.

But wait, there’s more!

Veneers also cover the gaps between your teeth, ‘closing’ them as if you just went through years of orthodontic treatment! How’s that for a one-stop-shop cosmetic smile solution!

Which Treatment Will Brighten Your Smile?

For some patients, it’s simply a matter of preference. With a variety of factors at play, deciding on the right cosmetic treatment to get the smile you want is a team effort between you and your dentist.

Our experienced professionals are trained to look at your teeth and gums and know how to line up a path of procedures that best suit your health needs, smile goals, and your budget.

One of the determining factors when it comes to choosing an appropriate whitening method has to do with the cause of your teeth stains. For you, it might be due to your age. Over the years, things like coffee, red wine, and pasta sauce can all contribute to the darkening of your teeth.

For someone else, the discoloration might be due to their health condition and prescription medication regimen.

Professional teeth whitening is highly effective in removing years of surface stains. But for more stubborn discoloration, veneers may be the smarter choice. As we said before, it takes a skilled dentist to help you know for sure which is right for your smile!

Schedule A Consultation!

Your social calendar is no doubt filled for the next few weeks with special events and holiday gatherings. You’ll want to look and feel your best, and a beautiful smile is a great way to achieve that.

Do you need a simple teeth whitening treatment to put some sparkle back into your smile? Or are veneers the kind of smile transformation you need?

Only a dental professional like our own Dr. Portocarrero can help you decide which cosmetic treatment is right for you. Both teeth whitening and dental veneers can brighten and beautify your smile and boost your confidence.

Ring in the new year with a bright, beautiful smile with cosmetic dentistry at Alluring Smiles. Call our Mesa, AZ dental office today at 480-525-6617 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.


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