The “Meaning” Behind A Whiter Smile

Do you know what it means to have a whiter smile than the one you currently have? If you’re shrugging your shoulders and just thinking to yourself that it means your smile looks great, then we cannot argue with that! However, our Ankeny, IA team wants to be sure you really understand what a white smile does and does not mean (because there’s often a lot of confusion about what it signifies in reality versus what it is assumed to represent). Consider some clarifying details, so you know just what to expect, should you receive cosmetic care.

Does It Mean It’s Extra Healthy? No.

Patients often think that a whiter smile is a healthier smile. So, if you are under the impression that receiving cosmetic care with our team, such as teeth whitening, will instantly help your smile become healthy, remember that there is no connection. The shade of your teeth does not signify the health of your teeth! In addition, keep in mind that we can only remove stains and practice cosmetic care on a healthy smile. So, while treatment won’t make your smile better, we will only offer it to those with healthy grins.

Does It Look Extra Healthy? Yes.

Yep. A whiter smile looks extra healthy! It’s free of stains and seems immaculate, so that may create the illusion of health! However, as mentioned, it’s actually possible to have a healthy but stained smile or a white but unhealthy smile. Remember this detail!

Will You Feel Better? Possibly…

If you’re embarrassed by discoloration, then you will probably feel better about yourself if you attain a whiter smile, which is something we can help you accomplish with cosmetic care. Interested? Just let us know.

Will Others Think You Look Better? Probably.

Whether or not we love that others consider whiter smiles to look more beautiful, to mean that you take better care of your smile, to make assumptions about what type of person you are because you have a whiter smile versus a discolored smile … well, this is often the case. So, if you are concerned that the smile you’re presenting to the world isn’t helping you put your best foot forward (or, best smile forward, so to speak), then it may be time to talk with us about how your not-so-vibrant grin can become bright again with the help of the right cosmetic treatment.

See Our Team For Help With Whitening

When a whiter smile is your goal, come in to talk with our friendly team members about your candidacy and about how you may best achieve your goal. We offer a variety of pathways that will get you there! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.