Smile-Brightening Treatments: Good, Better, Best

Teeth whitening options at Comfort Dental SpaNot only is your smile one of the first thing most people notice about you–it also has a major influence on the way others perceive you as a person. For example, men perceive that a healthy smile means a higher level of success, professionalism, and confidence. Women look at a bright smile and see someone who is approachable, content, and friendly. Knowing this, it’s easy to understand why teeth whitening in Farmington Hills, MI has become the most frequently requested cosmetic treatment. Dr. Askari discusses our most popular options for enhancing smiles.

Good: Remove Surface Stains

The combination of preventive dentistry and excellent oral hygiene is your strongest ally against stained teeth. During your dental cleaning, which should ideally be scheduled every six months, your dentist will carefully remove all traces of plaque and tartar that may have built up on and around your teeth.This removes surface stains, allowing your natural shade of tooth enamel to shine through. Between visits, you can maintain your healthy smile by brushing a minimum of twice daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing at least once daily.

Better: Professional Teeth Whitening

In cases of deep-seated stains and discoloration, neither cleaning nor over-the-counter teeth whitening products are sufficient to achieve the desired level of brightening. We see this often in patients who have a history of tobacco use, as well as among those who drink coffee, cola, tea, and wine. Dr. Askari offers Zoom! in-office teeth whitening in particular because it offers several advantages. The system brightens smiles by several shades, and it does so in a single office visit, not to mention with less tooth sensitivity than other whitening methods. Results are long-lasting and require only occasional touch-ups.

Best: Porcelain Veneers

What about those of us whose teeth have several cosmetic flaws on top of dull or stained teeth? When you think of versatility, think veneers! Several ultra-thin, translucent layers of porcelain comprise each veneer. Porcelain, which has properties that make it naturally stain-resistant, can be modified to achieve practically any shade from slightly off-white to perfectly pearlescent. Because the material can be gently sculpted into any shape, Dr. Askari can ensure that your veneers blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. In addition to creating the appearance of a more luminous smile, veneers also can be used to fill in gaps and cracks, or to create the illusion of straighter teeth.

To learn more about teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry in Farmington Hills, MI, or to schedule an appointment with one of our Comfort Dental Spa dentists, contact us at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.