Sometimes, it can be difficult to figure out how to begin a speech. Should you start with a joke? A quote? Maybe a story about the past? Oftentimes, your intro will have a lot to do with why you’re speaking and what you hope to achieve. But there’s one way to open that will work for every occasion: A bright, shining smile.
If you have a speech, presentation, or pitch meeting coming up, professional teeth whitening could give you the confidence to speak eloquently. Here’s how teeth whitening can affect your public speaking for the better.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures, and its results speak for themselves. Your dentist will apply a small amount of bleaching solution to your teeth, which can erase set-in stains. There are two types of professional whitening: in-office and take-home kits. In either case, they can give you a beautiful smile that’s up to eight shades whiter!
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?
If you’re looking to have your teeth whitening done before a big presentation, you’ll need to time your appointment properly. If you’re going the in-office route, you’ll see results after just one session. However, mild tooth sensitivity can happen for a few days after your appointment, so if you’re going to a wedding or somewhere where you’d want to enjoy the food, it may be best to get the procedure done a week or so beforehand. Take-home whitening kits take around two weeks to see the same level of results, so keep that in mind if you want to have the brightest smile possible during your speech.
Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
Ultimately, teeth whitening is a great choice for just about anyone, but especially if you want to make a good impression. If you have a pitch or presentation coming up, the confidence a white smile gives you can put your audience at ease. Plus, it’s not invasive, completely painless, and requires only a single trip to the dentist. It’s definitely worth considering if you have to give a speech in the near future.
However, there are problems like advanced tooth decay that can cause issues with your teeth whitening. It also isn’t recommended for children under 16, as their enamel may not be thick enough to handle the bleaching solution. A cosmetic dentist would be able to tell you more about if teeth whitening would work for you.
Public speaking is all about confidence, and nothing will make you surer of yourself than a nice, white smile. Talk to your dentist about your needs, and they’ll be able to figure out a teeth whitening plan that will work best for you.
About the Author
Dr. Robert Camenzuli is a cosmetic dentist whose empathy for his patients shows in the quality of his work. There’s nothing he likes more than being able to greet patients with a smile and give them the confidence to smile back. Dr. Camenzuli received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, and he’s gone to great lengths to continue his education ever since. He’s been certified as a Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious title shared by only 6% of dentists across the U.S. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (504) 584-4225.