The Importance of Teeth Whitening


For many people, teeth whitening is an important part of maintaining good oral health. Teeth whitening not only improves the appearance of your teeth, but it can also help to remove any build-up of plaque or tartar. In addition, teeth whitening can also help to remove any surface stains that may have been caused by coffee, tea, or smoking. Some folks consider teeth whitening purely for the aesthetic reasons, but they are improving their oral health at the same time!

While teeth whitening is technically considered a cosmetic procedure, whitening your teeth can greatly increase your quality of life by improving your self-confidence!

The Effects of Teeth Whitening

A few of the benefits of whiter teeth include:

  • Improved oral hygiene habits
  • Boost in your self-confidence
  • Looking and feeling younger

Yellow and discolored teeth happen naturally over time and are a part of the aging process. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is key to your overall health, and patients who undergo treatment often take better care of their teeth, which improves not only the look of their teeth, but also their overall health. And who doesn’t want a brighter smile and healthier mouth?

What Are My Whitening Options?

The two best options to achieve the brightest smile possible are in-office whitening treatments, and at-home treatments. Sometimes we will have you follow up on your in-office treatment with a customized at-home method as well.

The best way to find out which method is right for you is to consult with your dentist. We can help you determine which method is right for you and customize a whitening treatment plan for you.

There are a number of different teeth whitening products available on the market, and it is important to choose one that is right for you. Many teeth whitening products contain bleaching agents that can be harmful to your teeth if used too often or have other damaging effects. It is important to follow the instructions on the teeth whitening product carefully in order to avoid damage to your teeth.

Over-the-Counter Options

Although store-bought whitening products can be cheaper, we often see less than professional results. These products can increase tooth sensitivity, degrade your tooth enamel, and compromise your overall dental health. Overusing these products can weaken your teeth as well.

The strips, gels, and toothpastes you find in retail stores are also not personally prescribed to you. This means that they may not align with your individual whitening goals. With our professional whitening systems, we control the concentration of the whitening agents within the products to make sure you do not get too much or too little of the important ingredients.

To get started on your journey to a whiter, brighter smile, give us a call at (303) 757-6139 to schedule your consultation, or learn more at

Bissell Dental Group serves patients in the greater Denver-metro area including the neighborhoods of Denver, Glendale, Centennial, Littleton, Aurora, and other surrounding areas.