It seems like everybody has a glowing white smile these days一at least that’s what it looks like on your social media feeds. Whether your friends use photo editing apps or not, you can also achieve a gorgeous white smile.

All you need is help from cosmetic dentistry from our cosmetic dentist in Southlake at StarImage Dental Boutique & Oral Surgery.

cute young woman outside, showing off her smile

Why You Should Whiten Your Teeth

If you’re not sure if it’s worth it to achieve a whiter smile, we’re here to tell you it absolutely is worth it. You will experience a handful of amazing benefits once you whiten your teeth including the following.

Make a Great First Impression

One of the first reasons why you should whiten your teeth with help from cosmetic dentistry is because it will help you make a great first impression. Whether you’re meeting your in-laws for the first time, someone you spotted across the room, or a potential employer, making a great first impression can help them automatically like you. It can even help you make a great first impression on people you meet online. Your smile might dictate whether someone swipes right or whether they consider you for a job. A whiter smile can help you make a great first impression.

In addition, a whiter smile can help people perceive you as smarter, more desirable, and more successful. Nearly 29% of Americans notice someone’s teeth first. Make sure your teeth are worth noticing!

It Helps You Look Younger

When teeth first grow in, they’re about as white as they will ever naturally be, but over time, the foods and drinks we consume and the habits in our daily life can cause teeth to become stained or yellow. Not only does the discoloration look unattractive, but it can actually cause you to look much older. Teeth generally change in color with age so a darker tooth color is naturally associated with older people. By whitening your teeth and helping them return to a more youthful color, you can shave years off your appearance. The secret to looking younger isn’t with Botox or fillers, it starts with your teeth.

Feel More Confident

If you feel embarrassed about your smile regularly, it can have an impact on your self-confidence. This might prevent you from making friends, advancing in your career, or standing out in a crowd. If you lack self-confidence, maybe it’s time to take action to feel more confident in your life. By whitening your smile, you will begin to feel more confident in your smile which will help you feel more confident overall. You will soon want to show off your smile which can also make you appear more confident.

Look Friendlier and More Approachable

Would you rather approach a stranger who’s frowning or stained teeth or someone with a confident white smile? We’re going to guess the latter. When you have a whiter smile, you will naturally come off as looking friendlier and thus more approachable. If you’re wondering why strangers rarely approach you, maybe you’re not making yourself look very approachable.

Look More Attractive

Whiter teeth are perceived as being healthy and youthful which automatically makes them more attractive. Couple this with feeling confident in your smile and smiling more in your life and people will find you more attractive. This is because smiles don’t just release endorphins for the people who wear them, but for the people who see them. Smiles are contagious and people love being around them!

Steal the Spotlight

If you’re always lurking in the shadows, a whiter smile can help you stand out and steal the spotlight. This is because it gives your appearance an instant enhancement. Eyes tend to focus on one’s smile so when people get a look at yours, they won’t want to look away.

Enjoy Better Oral Health

The last reason why you should whiten your teeth is that it will help you enjoy better oral health. This is for two reasons. One is that to get cosmetic dentistry for whiter teeth, you need to have a healthy mouth first. This means we will complete any necessary treatments to optimize your oral health before giving your teeth whitening or porcelain veneers.

The second reason is that after you achieve a whiter smile you won’t want anything to get in the way of it. This will encourage you to take better care of your oral health. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Options For Whiter Teeth

At our Southlake, TX dental office, we recommend two options for a whiter smile. The first option is professional teeth whitening. We offer in-office whitening with Zoom! which can whiten your teeth several shades in just an hour. The other professional whitening option is KöR deep bleaching which is a take-home kit. This option requires daily whitening to achieve your desired shade.

Our other cosmetic dentistry option for whiter teeth is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are placed over your natural teeth. What’s most appealing about porcelain veneers is that they cannot stain. That means the color you choose for your veneers will be the color of your teeth for years to come!

Ready to brighten your smile with cosmetic dentistry? Our Southlake, TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Green is here to help. Contact our dental office at (817) 587-4566 to book an appointment today.