White Smiles: What’s True About Them (And What Isn’t)?

Of course, if you are interested in seeing a beautiful, whiter smile when you’re standing in front of the mirror, we can completely understand the desire! In fact, helping you make this dream a reality is something our Ankeny, IA team is most certainly prepared to help you achieve. With that said, we like to first remind patients that it’s always wise to have a clear understanding of what it means to brighten up your grin. If you’ve recently felt a bit torn because you hear all sorts of things and you wonder what’s true (and what isn’t), we can happily set the record straight, so you can get on with improving your smile!

True: Most Can Achieve A White Smile With Teeth Whitening

Without question, you can achieve a whiter smile with cosmetic care. However, you may have heard things from friends or family members that leads you to believe that only certain people can have success with teeth whitening and others won’t. Here’s what we need you to remember: It’s true that most people will be able to whiten their smiles with traditional teeth whitening, which means bleaching gel and trays. However, this is not always the best solution for certain types of discoloration. If it turns out that it’s not a good fit for you, don’t worry … there’s another option that will work!

Not True: Whiter Smiles Are Always Healthier

We know that you may look at a white smile and immediately assume that since it’s so white, it must be very healthy. It’s easy to make this distinction because we naturally associate youth (and immaculately healthy teeth that are white) with good oral health. However, it’s not true. You can have a stained smile that’s healthy or a white smile that’s unhealthy, etc. Keep this in mind!

True: There Are Varying Shades Of “White”

You might think that achieving a whiter smile means you’re supposed to end up with a smile that’s free of any type of pigment and that it should look bright white. However, we remind you that accessing cosmetic care is all about achieving a realistic, beautiful, lifelike finish. Natural teeth are varying shades of white, so while yours might not be identical to someone else’s, it doesn’t make it any less beautiful or vibrant.

Not True: Some People Just Can’t Achieve Whiter Teeth

If there’s a will, well, there’s a cosmetic way to help you attain a whiter smile, as mentioned! Learn more about bonding and porcelain veneers!

Achieve Your Whiter Smile Soon!

Get in touch with our team as soon as you can to schedule a consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry and how we can help you achieve a much brighter smile! Remember that there are many pathways toward improvement! Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.