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2 Ways To Safely Whiten Your Teeth To Promote Your Entertainment Career

If you are trying to make it in the entertainment industry, you probably plan to have head shots and other professional photos taken to promote your image. Although you can have the photos retouched or manipulated to make your teeth appear whiter, when you meet with industry professional in person, the true color of your teeth will be evident. 

There are ways to whiten your teeth safely and effectively so that you can continue to move forward with your entertainment career. Here are a few of these options:

Professional Bleaching

Your teeth can be professionally bleached safely at your dentist's office. During a bleaching session, the dentist protects the soft tissues of your mouth, such as your inner lips and gums, to ensure that they are not irritated by the whitening product. After the soft tissues have been adequately protected, the dentist applies the bleaching product to the teeth. The solution is left on the teeth for the prescribed span of time. Additionally, the dentist may expose the teeth to an ultraviolet light with the solution in place to intensify the effectiveness of the whitening product. 

After the designated time, the solution is removed from the teeth. Frequently, the teeth are already several shades whiter after the initial bleaching session. This may be sufficient for light dental staining. However, if your teeth are deeply discolored, you may require several visits to achieve the level of whiteness that you desire.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can also effectively and safely whiten the teeth. Each veneer is a tooth-shaped, thin piece of dental ceramic material that is individually contoured and colored. To whiten your teeth with porcelain veneers, you will likely need to have a veneer applied to each of the teeth that are exposed when you smile or speak.

Veneers are cemented to the front of the teeth and can be selected in the whitest shade available. In fact, the white tooth color that can you achieve with a veneer application is much whiter than the coloring that can be achieved on natural tooth enamel. 

Before having veneers applied, take a look at one of your photographs and review the teeth that are generally displayed as you smile. Each of these teeth may need to be treated with a veneer to achieve a uniform white smile.

To learn more about whitening your teeth, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in your area (like those at Sumter Family Dental Center PA). Be sure to discuss the final look you are trying to achieve.