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There are many good reasons to get your teeth whitened. Here are some of our top reasons to whiten your smile today!

Having an appearance you can be proud of is a major boost of confidence, and a bright-white smile is a great place to start!

We tend to equate a whiter smile with a younger appearance. This could be because as we age, our teeth are exposed more and more to food, drink, and other substances that will stain them. These include coffee, red wine, dark juices, and tobacco products. A good rule of thumb is, anything that will stain a white t-shirt can stain teeth. Avoid these foods and drinks when participating in a whitening procedure, and abstain from using tobacco products.

Unlike crowns or veneers, no tooth structure loss is necessary when getting a basic whitening treatment. While other cosmetic procedures can give you a bright white smile, teeth whitening brightens your smile without any necessary tooth preparations.

Anecdotally, we can say that people who participate in teeth-whitening treatment tend to have more motivation to take care of their smile. Brushing for 2 minutes twice a day and flossing for 2-3 minutes helps keep those pearly whites, pearly-white! Many people choose to integrate a whitening toothpaste to maintain the new color of their teeth.

For more information, call Truman Village Family Dental in Independence, Missouri, at 816-569-9800. Drs. Jensen and Turnbow and our team look forward to making your smile shine!