Clean, white shiny teeth are the best thing that can happen to anyone’s smile. And, because our teeth tend to yellow as we age, whiter teeth make you look younger as well!
Even nicer is the fact that, of all the cosmetic dental procedures available today, teeth whitening will give you the “biggest bang for the buck.” It’s a simple, cost-effective route to a sexier smile.
Getting lighter teeth may cost you as little as the price of a good, over-the-counter whitening toothpaste. If your teeth need more than that, you can have your dentist apply whitening strips or perform professional laser bleaching. These procedures are more expensive, but cheap when you compare them to the price range for porcelain veneers.
Only natural tooth surfaces respond to bleaching, so be aware that any crowns and fillings you may have won’t get lighter.
You may find that, after lightening your teeth, you want to consider additional cosmetic dentistry options such as replacing old inlays, tooth contouring or veneers.
Even though you may decide to have additional cosmetic dental work done, remember that brighter, whiter teeth are the best cosmetic purchase around—and the quickest route to a sexier smile!