Feb. 28, 2018
Your teeth play a crucial role in the impression you impart to others. Perhaps that’s why increasing numbers of people are seeking the help of cosmetic dentistry to make up for what nature didn’t deliver or the toll time has taken on their pearly whites. To underscore this point, the global teeth whitening industry is expected to hit $7.4 billion by 2024.
At Lansdowne & Herndon Smile Design in northern Virginia, we specialize in bright, beautiful smiles, and the many roads to get there. From the earliest days of our practice, teeth whitening has been our most popular service, and here’s why.
A history of the role of teeth
The role of teeth in the animal kingdom is fascinating and goes far beyond their job as simple tools for eating. Some animals use teeth like they do feathers, showing off their healthy chompers to attract mates. Other animals use teeth to display power and menace, scaring off competition or a threat. If you’ve ever wondered why your dog bares his teeth when he’s upset, it’s because he wants his enemy to understand that he means business — and a mouthful of dull, broken teeth might not do that.
While humans are far removed from the animal world, we’re not as different as you may think. Believe it or not, we make a number of snap judgments about health, personality, and even someone’s standing in society, based on the appearance of their teeth.
In fact, a recent study found that 29% of people notice someone’s teeth before anything else. And the same study found that almost three quarters of Americans were more likely to trust someone with a nice smile. Another study found that your ability to get a job or attract a date rises exponentially with whiter teeth; moreover, the study even found that people with white teeth were thought to be more confident and successful.
As a calling card, your teeth make quite an impression.
No pain, plenty of gain
One of the main reasons teeth whitening has become the most popular cosmetic procedure is its ease and accessibility. Thanks to advanced whitening products and specialized lights, you can be in and out of our office in about an hour with whiter teeth.
The procedure is extraordinarily simple and you won’t even hear a whisper of a drill while you’re here. This is likely what puts whitening over the top — it’s noninvasive and painless. While other procedures, such as veneers, also deliver white teeth, they do require some dental work.
Easy on the wallet
Professional teeth whitening at Lansdowne & Herndon Smile Design is one of the most affordable services we offer, especially when you compare it to other cosmetic procedures, which can cost thousands of dollars. Dollar for dollar, it is your most affordable cosmetic investment.
If you’ve got a special event, like a wedding or high school reunion, we can brighten up your teeth in just one visit. These instant results are amazingly gratifying and will have your friends wondering how you look so great.
Ultimately, teeth whitening is an easy procedure that delivers the most bang for your buck. If you want to brighten a room, dazzle with your smile, and blind them with your good health, teeth whitening is the first step to get you there. The rest, of course, is up to you.
If you’d like to explore teeth whitening at Lansdowne & Herndon Smile Design, feel free to call us, or book your appointment on our website.