Dreaming of a White Smile this Christmas

  • Posted on: Dec 1 2018

dreaming of white smileGrand Rapids, MI

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas, as in a white smile? While holiday parties commence, you may be dreaming of getting whiter teeth as a gift to yourself this Christmas. Cosmetic dentists in the Grand Rapids area at A Life of Smiles has the perfect solution for you to get that white smile you desire.

Check out these options to help you decide which one is best for you:

First, let’s take a look at what causes teeth to become dingy.

Our teeth become stained and dingy from a variety of reasons and lifestyle choices. The foods and beverages we eat, especially berries, marinara, wine, and coffee are known to cause staining in teeth. Smoking or tobacco use undoubtedly causes teeth to become yellowish. Certain medications and even the natural aging process cause teeth to lose their luster and sparkle. Also, if you neglect taking care of your teeth by not brushing and flossing as well as skipping those twice-yearly dental visits for cleanings and checkups, then you are more likely to experience dingy looking teeth.

Thankfully, there are simple solutions that can provide you with whiter teeth in no time.

Teeth Whitening

Simple professional teeth whitening can have you smiling bright in no time. In as little as one visit to our office, your teeth can be made shades whiter. While teeth whitening isn’t permanent, so long as you continue consuming those foods and beverages that cause staining, you can always touch up your teeth with intermittent whitening treatments at home.

Cosmetic Bonding

An affordable option, cosmetic bonding uses composite resin material similar to what is used to repair tooth decay, to bond over the surface of your teeth giving them a whiter appearance. Bonding also is great for correcting cosmetic issues such as a chipped or gapped tooth. The bonding material can be chosen in a variety of shades suitable for your smile. We often recommend receiving a teeth whitening treatment first to whiten your smile overall so that we can choose the whitest shade of composite to give your teeth an overall whiter appearance.


Looking for a more permanent solution to whiter teeth? Porcelain veneers are handmade using high-quality dental materials. Each veneer is permanently bonded to the front surface of your teeth, and the porcelain looks completely natural, just like dental enamel. Veneers are more expensive than cosmetic bonding, but our patients who have received veneers find the investment well worth the cost.

This year, whether it snows or not, you can still have a white Christmas by brightening your smile in Grand Rapids at A Life of Smiles. Our cosmetic dentists in the Big Rapids and Grand Rapids area use only top quality dental materials to provide exceptional results. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry offerings or to see which one is right for you, we invite you to contact A Life of Smiles by calling (616) 458-0631 to schedule a consultation.

A Life of Smiles welcomes patients of Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, and Holland.

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