Recent studies have shown that teeth whitening will not only give you a boost in your social life, but in your professional life as well. In a study conducted in 2007, researches found that those who whitened their teeth were more likely to be thought of as successful candidates for a job position, than those who had brownish or yellow teeth. While not every industry is an extremely visual one, employers are still keen on knowing how well you’ll be able to represent the company.
There are two basic approaches one can take when it comes to teeth whitening. The dentist is the one that usually comes to mind first, and for good reason. They are, after all, the professionals we visit for every one of our other oral health needs. Because of the spike in popularity in teeth whitening, nearly every dentist office is equipped with the necessary equipment to perform this cosmetic procedure. There are two important downsides to visiting the dentist, however. The first is that insurance rarely, if ever, will cover cosmetic procedures. Secondly, a single session can cost you well over hundreds of dollars. And you can forget about maintenance sessions. By the end of one year you could potentially spend over a thousand dollars, just for whiter teeth!
Fortunately the second option: at-home teeth-whitening kits are much, much more affordable. For the price of one session with the dentist, you can buy a kit for your initial whitening, plus several for maintenance, and the best part is that they’re just as effective.
There are two main kinds of at-home teeth-whitening kits. The first kind use strips in order to bleach the teeth. While strips are easy to use, they’re also pretty easy to goof up, or slip off, or not cover teeth properly. Trays, on the other hand, coat the teeth evenly, and are much harder to goof up.
Give yourself the best opportunities you can in life: give teeth-whitening a try before your next job interview. While it won’t guarantee a job, whiter teeth will give off a much better impression.