Top Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth

woman with white teeth smiling

The very first thing people notice about you is your smile. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, essentially all Americans (99.7%) consider a smile to be a pivotal element in social situations. And the color of your teeth is one of the first things people remember about your smile. Luckily, the color of your teeth is also one of the easiest things to improve! Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service offered at Sullivan Family Dental.

Top Reasons People Have Their Teeth Whitened

1. To smile with confidence

When you feel self-conscious about the color of your teeth, it’s harder to coax yourself to smile. Many people have their teeth whitened for special occasions, like job interviews or weddings, and also because they want to feel more positive about their appearance. A whiter, brighter smile from teeth whitening can help boost your self-esteem and even make you want to smile more.


Smiling impacts your mood! Neurons in the brain are released when you smile that tell the whole body that you’re happy and whether or not you realize it, you start to feel a little happier.

Did you know that your smile is actually contagious? Neuroscientists have discovered that our brains have an unconscious automatic response that leads us to mimic the facial expressions of the people we interact with. You smile and the brain of the person you’re smiling at encourages them to return the favor. Now you both feel better. Your world is literally a better place when you smile. Can you say, “extra bonus?”

2. To reduce stains

Common foods and drinks like coffee, soda, wine, chocolate, blueberries, and cherries, are delicious, but alas! They also cause surface stains on teeth. Although it does not completely erase stains, teeth whitening effectively offsets stains caused by these lifestyle or dietary factors.

3. To achieve a younger appearance

As tooth enamel gradually wears over time and becomes discolored, the color of your teeth gives a clue about your age. With teeth whitening, you can not only remove stains from your teeth, and also remove years from your appearance.

Teeth Whitening at Sullivan Family Dental

Teeth whitening is relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Although over-the-counter options are available, nothing will whiten your smile as effectively as professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening at Sullivan Family Dental can help your teeth get anywhere from three to eight shades whiter. We’re ready to get you scheduled for teeth whitening and get you closer to the smile of your dreams!

Contact our office today to talk about teeth whitening options!