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There are many good reasons to whiten your teeth. Whether you choose an in-house whitening treatment or an at-home method, you are sure to find many benefits of a whiter smile.

Perhaps the number one benefit of a whiter smile is greater confidence in your appearance. Having an appearance that you are proud of can make a huge impact on your life, and a bright white smile is a great place to start.

We often associate a whiter smile with a younger appearance. As we age, our teeth are more and more exposed to food, drink, and other substances that will stain them–anything that will stain a white t-shirt can stain teeth. Among these are coffee, tea, red wine, dark juices and sauces, and tobacco products. Avoid these products when whitening teeth, and abstain from using tobacco products.

Another benefit of tooth whitening: unlike crowns or veneers, no tooth structure loss is necessary when whitening teeth. While these other cosmetic procedures can give you a bright white smile, teeth whitening brightens your smile without any necessary etching of the tooth enamel.

Anecdotally, we find that people who undergo teeth-whitening treatment have more motivation to take care of their smile. Brushing for 2 minutes twice a day and flossing for 2-3 minutes is a small price to pay to maintain your pearly-whites!

For more information on teeth whitening, call Karsant Dentistry in San Francisco, California, at 415-333-3919. Dr. Peter Karsant and our team look forward to making your smile shine!