Let’s say you’ve got a big night coming up. Maybe it’s an event you’ve always hoped would be really special. You have great moves, a killer attitude, and a custom-made outfit. What else do you need? How about a fantastic smile!
Adam Rippon, the 28-year-old figure skater who lives in Los Angeles, California, knows how important a great smile is. His “big night” came at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, where he made his Olympic debut in front of the whole world. “This is a moment I’ve been waiting for my entire life,” he said. So before hitting the ice, he had teeth whitening treatments to make sure his smile would be as dazzling as his jumps and spins.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. It’s best to have whitening done under the careful supervision of a dentist, who can help ensure its safety and effectiveness. Your dentist will begin your treatment with a thorough exam to detect any problems, and will then recommend the most appropriate whitening methods for your individual situation.
In-office whitening is the fastest way to get brighter teeth. Using the most concentrated bleach solutions combined with proper safeguards, your teeth can be lightened by up to ten shades in a single visit. It’s a quick and effective way to get results that will really get noticed. However, if you’re not in a hurry, similar results can be achieved with take-home kits from the dental office. These custom-made kits have plastic trays made to fit your mouth comfortably, and bleaching gels that are safe for home use as directed. In just weeks you’ll see a lighter, brighter smile.
Plenty of TV stars, media personalities and sports icons have teeth whitening treatments done routinely. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to get whitening—countless regular folks do it every year. And if you have a special event coming up, it might be just what you need to make an unforgettable impression.
Rippon’s performance captivated the worldwide audience and boosted Team USA’s medal count; he also became the number one trending topic on Twitter. But whether you’re playing to an audience of billions—or just one—one thing’s for sure: a brilliant smile always gets attention.