You’ve seen commercials for white strips and other over-the-counter teeth-whitening products, right? Or maybe you’ve come across posters or circulars for professional teeth-whitening services at your dentist’s office. Either way, these advertisements likely caused you to look in the mirror and notice (maybe for the first time) that your teeth are more yellow or coffee-stained than white.
If so, you’re not alone. The teeth-whitening industry brings in over $11 billion annually. Why? Because a brighter smile can make a big difference in the way you feel. And the way you feel can make a big difference in your life.
Sure, having your teeth whitened may seem like a purely cosmetic procedure, but the benefits of a whiter smile can have a deeper impact than you may guess.
Enhances your attractiveness
Whiter teeth make for a more attractive smile. Surveys show that 96% of adults believe that an attractive smile makes you more appealing to the opposite sex. And 74% believe that an unattractive smile can hurt your chances for career success.
Stimulates social connection
Studies have shown that smiling is evolutionarily contagious, so we have a subconscious innate drive to smile when we see one. If you’re hiding your smile because of stains and discoloration on your teeth, you’re disrupting your connection with those around you. This can hurt your personal life as well as your career. Whitening your teeth will give you the freedom to smile and connect.
Boosts your self-confidence
Once you whiten your teeth, it may take some effort to break the habit of concealing your smile, but when you begin to experience the joy of smiling freely, your self-confidence will increase immeasurably. And once that happens, the ripple effects will begin. Confidence is an extremely attractive quality, and it has a powerful effect on our lives.
Presents an impression of health and trustworthiness
When you see a person with stained, yellowing teeth, don’t you automatically assume that they’re not taking care of themselves? Most of us do think that way. And we often take that a step further by assuming they’re not reliable because they don’t even take care of their teeth. A bright white smile suggests just the opposite. It suggests that you’re healthy, that you take care of yourself, and that you are reliable and trustworthy.
Makes you look younger
When you speak and smile, your teeth draw attention, whether they’re stained or bright white. When your teeth are stained, they’ll confirm any suggestion of aging picked up from other parts of your face. If your teeth are white and bright, on the other hand, people are left with the impression of youth and vitality, even when you have a couple of wrinkles that say otherwise.
Let us give you a brighter smile!
At Viva Wellness in San Diego, our teeth-whitening system uses a gel and a specially designed laser to gently whiten your teeth. The procedure takes under an hour and can get your teeth up to eight shades whiter. No, it’s not just a cosmetic fix. It’s a cosmetic fix that can make a real impact on your life.