A celebration is “the action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social activity” or “an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity”. As such celebrations are an inevitable and incredibly important part of life. The life events of our family, friends and colleagues regularly appear on our calendars demanding our attention.

Invariably, photographs will be taken of all the smiling guests to permanently mark the memory-making occasion. Are you happy with your smile? Do you avoid those photographs? Are you proud of how your smile will be remembered in years to come?

As I have said before … summer, autumn, winter, spring ..whatever the season, it is always fashionable to have healthy, white teeth. There is no doubt about it, people associate white teeth with good health. If you have a great smile you feel confident. Consider a typical day, there’s not much we do where our teeth are not on show. We talk, we eat, we smile…

Teeth can become discoloured for a number of reasons. Caffeine, soft drinks, red wine, tea, tobacco, aging and certain medications can cause tooth discolouration.  

Furthermore, a person’s natural tooth colour can vary from white to yellow to grey with every shade in between. 

Regular professional dental cleans are essential as teeth can discolour from plaque and tartar build-up, so my advice is to start with this, as it may be all you need to improve the colour of your teeth to your satisfaction. 

In addition for stubborn yellow teeth ask about a professional whitening system with personalized advice. Your dentist will create a customized tray that fits comfortably over your teeth and allows you to whiten the teeth at home with a 45-minute-a-day application for 5-7 days depending on your base tooth colour. You can literally whiten your teeth (and I have!) while cooking dinner, answering emails, reading a book etc.

In our office, we have seen the popularity of whitening increase dramatically with both men and women of all ages.

We personally use the same whitening systems and products that we recommend for you.

Don’t go through another year avoiding those inevitable celebration photos … chat to your dentist about options for giving you a smile to celebrate!      

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