How Whiter Teeth Can Improve Your Mental Health

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How Whiter Teeth Can Improve Your Mental Health

Are your teeth dull, stained, or yellowed? Do you feel too embarrassed by the look of your teeth to smile during professional or social engagements? Do you sometimes hide your mouth behind your hand to cover your dingy smile?

If so, now might be a good time to consider professional teeth whitening. The safe and effective treatment can not only brighten your smile but also could improve your self-image and mental health.

At VaraniSmile in Turlock, California, general dentist Antoine Varani and our team of dental care providers are thrilled to provide in-office teeth whitening to our adult and teen patients. We love to see how much better our patients feel with a whiter and brighter smile.

Here, we share some ways teeth whitening can help improve your self-image and mental health.

A brighter smile

Various factors can contribute to a dingy smile. These include aging and tobacco use, as well as frequent consumption of stain-causing foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, red wine, tomatoes, curries, and berries.

Professional teeth whitening with our Philips Zoom teeth whitening system can make your teeth as much as eight shades brighter in under an hour.

What might a brighter smile mean for you? If you’ve been hiding your teeth because of embarrassment about the discoloration of your tooth enamel, a whiter smile will lead you to smile more often. 

That can translate to greater self-comfort in life and at work. A bigger, easier, more genuine smile attracts others in personal and professional settings, making you seem friendlier, more approachable, and more likable.

Greater self-confidence

When you feel terrific about yourself and your appearance, you exude confidence and come across to others in a more positive way.

What’s more, research has found that low self-esteem is linked to anxiety, depression, and other emotional challenges. Although teeth whitening is certainly not a cure-all for mental health conditions, it can certainly help you feel better about yourself if the appearance of your teeth is interfering with your self-acceptance.

Teeth whitening may also help you perform better in your career if the look of your teeth or your reluctance to smile contributes to uncomfortable interactions with employers, co-workers, or clients.

A simple procedure

Professional tooth whitening at VaraniSmile takes so little time that you can do it during your lunch hour.

After applying a specially formulated whitening gel to your teeth, our team uses a targeted light source to amplify the whitening power of the gel with a safe and effective oxidation process. Our team repeats the process several times, and your teeth shine brighter by the time you leave the treatment chair.

Schedule your tooth whitening today

Don’t put up with a dull smile any longer. To schedule a teeth whitening appointment, call us at (209) 248-6659 or use our easy online booking form.