Hi, I’m Dr. Mounts. I’m a dentist here in North Little Rock, and today I wanted to talk to you a little bit about whitening. So I’ve noticed that as masks are starting to come off, that I’m getting a lot more inquiries about how to whiten teeth, because we’ve kind of hid behind those masks for over a year now and people, when they’re coming off, people are noticing that their teeth are not as bright as they thought they were beforehand.
There’s a lot of reasons why our teeth don’t stay white, like we want them to. Just a lot of different things that go in our mouths that tend to stain them. One thing is just actually the aging process, just wear and tear on our teeth will actually darken them up. But the other things are different things that we eat like tomato-based products like in the spaghetti sauce that you eat. There are also different things in curry that’ll cause them to turn a little bit yellow. Mustard will, and even different berries and things like that will cause them to darken up too.
And then lots of things that we drink. Coffee and tea and sodas, and even like sports drinks with kids, that have artificial coloring in them those will change the color of your teeth too. So, lots of different reasons why they darken up over time but if you look at them and you’re like, well, I’d really like for my teeth to be whiter, There’s lots of different benefits to that.
There was actually a national survey that was done back a while ago with the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and they said that 96% of folks believe that having a brighter smile increases a person’s attractiveness. having a brighter smile increases our self-confidence, which is really important if you’re dating or if you’re just taking pictures of yourself and putting them online, or if you’re doing a job interview or something, having a brighter smile is really important.
Another thing is, is that a whiter smile actually decreases the appearance of wrinkles. Now you may be wondering exactly how that happens. Well, it doesn’t really get rid of the wrinkles in any way. It just draws a person’s attention to your smile more so than it does the rest of your face. So if you’ve got a lot of wrinkles going on here, if you’ve got a brighter smile, then it tends to draw folks’ attention away from that.
And then the last thing about doing a whiter smile is that it doesn’t break the bank. It’s not by any means the most expensive cosmetic procedure that you’re going to do. It’s cheaper than Botox, cheaper than plastic surgery. It’s a really quick, efficient way to be able to change your appearance for the better. So if you’ve been thinking about brightening your smile, if you’re pulling the mask down and you’re noticing that things aren’t as white as they used to be, then maybe you want to do that.
We’ve actually got a special going on this summer for a really nice discount on our whitening. It’s a professional in-office whitening system that works great, usually within about an hour or so you’re in and out of the office and you get immediate results. So it’s a great way to do it.
If you’re interested in doing that, we are located in North Little Rock.` Our phone number is 753-0166. Just give us a call, we’ll be glad to talk to you about it. Maybe set you up an appointment to come in, get that smile a lot brighter.