Just 3 seconds
According to research, it only takes 3 seconds to make a first impression and the first thing people notice is your smile. That’s why having a bright, white smile is a critical part of making a great first impression.
Not only that, but the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that 48% of people surveyed believe that a smile is also the single most memorable feature when meeting someone new. Only 25% of people believe that the first thing that someone says is more memorable than their smile.
Clearly, a beautiful smile is very important when it comes to first impressions. So, how can you put your best foot forward?
It might seem insignificant, but research proves that simply whitening your teeth has a notable positive effect in both business and personal interactions. A study by Procter and Gamble showed that 58% of participants were more likely to be hired and receive more substantial salary offers after brightening their pearly whites with popular whitening products. Likewise, the study showed that whiter teeth made individuals appear more attractive, confident, trustworthy, and financially successful – all important things when going on a job interview or meeting someone for the first time.
AN EASY, AFFORDABLE SMILE MAKEOVER
Creating a smile that makes an impact can be maintained easily and affordably long term with at-home products like Cleaner Smile LED Teeth Whitening Kit. Teeth whitening works on natural teeth with most surface and/or subsurface stains from eating, drinking, and smoking — all the things that leave stains on or in the tooth enamel.
WHAT CAUSES THE BRIGHTNESS OF YOUR SMILE TO FADE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
- Coffee. “About 83 percent of adults drink coffee in the U.S., the world’s biggest consumer of the beverage,” reports USA Today. However, this habit isn’t without its drawbacks. Stains are caused when coffee is absorbed into the porous surface – turning those pearly whites a dingy beige.
- Tea (and wine). Tea drinkers aren’t off the hook, though. Some black teas may even stain your teeth more than coffee. Black teas, like red wine, often have a high tannin content, which causes staining.
- Smoking. The nicotine and tar in tobacco also accelerate the yellowing process of teeth. Heavy smokers will suffer from brown teeth after years of smoking, reports Dentalhealth.org.
WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY?
You can whiten your teeth and change your first impression with products that have bleach, or those that don’t. Teeth-whitening products that contain powerful bleaching agents, such as peroxide, can whiten the natural tooth color in both the deep and outer layers of the teeth, according to the American Dental Association.
Non-bleach whitening products contain agents that work by physical or chemical processes to eradicate surface stains only, however the result is temporary and disappears within a few days. The most common non-bleach “whitening agent” is sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda), which loosens up superficial discoloration on the surface of the teeth. Another method is calcium crystals or dyes, which simply attach to the tooth surface and provide an optical illusion of whiter teeth without actually whitening the teeth at all.
Luckily, achieving a whiter, more confident smile that lasts can now be done from the convenience of your home with at-home teeth-whitening kits from Cleaner Smile. These kits contain highly effective bleaching agents that are safe even for sensitive teeth. The cost is much less than in-office whitening procedures and the effects are just as noticeable.
MAKING YOUR BRIGHT WHITE SMILE LAST
One of the best ways to safeguard teeth and a stunning smile is through dedicated dental hygiene habits. In addition to brushing and flossing, you can take a proactive role in reducing stains by avoiding drinks or foods with dark pigments. Likewise, avoid consuming food or beverages, excluding water, for a couple of hours after teeth whitening. Also, keep your regularly scheduled dental cleanings as part of your teeth-whitening routine.
Following these guidelines will help maintain a bright, white smile and always make first impressions that count!
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