Summer is a wonderful chance to soak in the sunrays (safely, of course) during those long days, and to relish any extra time to spend with friends and family, as well. That can be hard to do, though, when you feel insecure because of your smile. If you find yourself avoiding photo ops, or trying to hide your smile when speaking with friends, it is time to talk with your cosmetic dentist about how he or she could help provide you with a dazzling smile you’ll feel proud to show off all summer long, and far beyond.

When Is Professional Teeth Whitening the Solution?

If your primary or only issue is staining or discoloration, then professional teeth whitening could be a great solution! Professional teeth whitening is designed to drastically lighten teeth, quickly, allowing patients to smile proudly knowing their teeth look bright once again.

In many cases, whitening treatment can help lighten teeth by eight shades or more.

Could Bonding, Contouring or Veneers Help You Smile Proudly?

For patients whose issues are more extensive than staining, there are other wonderful ways to improve the overall look of the smile. Cosmetic bonding and contouring are fast and affordable ways to address size, shape and even minor spacing issues. They can be used to hide permanent staining, minor gaps or overlapping of some teeth, and disproportionately sized or shaped teeth.

Veneers can also address each of these concerns, but with even longer-lasting results. That is due to porcelain’s natural stain resistance, which allows veneers to be enjoyed for many years.