If you have discolored teeth and you have been debating whether to whiten them or not, you should know that you stand to gain more by whitening the teeth than leaving them as they are. Below are some of the specific reasons to whiten your teeth.
Improve Your Public Image
Although many people will advise you not to judge others based on their looks, many people will still judge you based on your looks. Your smile is part of your overall look; in fact, your smile is one of the first things people notice when they first meet you. Therefore, whitening your teeth to improve your smile may help boost your public image. This can be especially useful if you have important public appearances, such as public speaking engagements.
Improve Your Confidence
Many people don't just feel confident if they have discolored teeth. For example, you might be afraid that others will fixate on your discolored teeth during social events. Whether or not that is true, it is what you believe that matters. If you believe white teeth can help boost your confidence, then your confidence is likely to improve after bleaching your teeth.
To Look Young
Although aging is inevitable, few people want to look old before their time comes. Now, teeth discoloration is one of the things associated with age. The combined effects of diet, dental issues, and other issues all cause teeth to lose their shine over the years. Thus, if you currently look old for your age; you can '"reverse" your aged appearance by whitening your teeth.
To Improve Your Job Prospects
There are many careers where appearance plays a role in job acquisition and professional growth. If you want to be a hostess, service attendant, lobbyist, or even a salesperson, then you need to present your best appearance. Whitening your teeth, therefore, can help improve your job prospects.
Improve Oral Hygiene and Health
By itself, whitening your teeth will not improve your oral hygiene or health. However, the improvement can come in an indirect way. After whitening your teeth, you are likely to be careful with your oral care because you wouldn't want to stain your teeth. Some people even become extra motivated to quit smoking (that can stain teeth and encourage dental problems) after bleaching their teeth. In the long run, your oral hygiene and health will benefit too.
Once you have decided to whiten your teeth, consult a cosmetic dentist before you take the plunge. A consultation is advisable even if you are planning to bleach your teeth at home.