Head into Holiday Party Season with a Whiter Smile

Oct 05, 2023
Head into Holiday Party Season with a Whiter Smile
Most of us expect the holidays to bring lots of fun, smiles, and pictures to mark the events. Start the season early and increase your self-confidence as cameras flash by gifting yourself a whiter smile.

Professional dental whitening is one of the quickest ways to improve your smile and boost your self-confidence.

It makes sense then that a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that most respondents listed “whiter teeth” as their No. 1 desire.

That’s why our team at Beaufils Dental in Cooper City, Florida, includes professional teeth cleaning and whitening when necessary as part of our dental services.

Read more about professional dental whitening, what you can expect during an in-office treatment, and how it stacks up against over-the-counter whitening products.

Why is dental whitening so popular?

There are many reasons to consider professional dental whitening before the holidays arrive on your doorstep, including:

First impressions

Whether you’re reuniting with family after a long year, attending an office holiday party, or trying out the newest club in town, your smile is one of the first things people notice. A bright, white smile can make you appear more confident, friendly, and approachable.

Counteracting stains

Coffee, tea, wine, and chocolate are popular treats, especially during the holiday season. They can also cause stains that build up on your teeth over time. Dental whitening can counteract the effects of these stain-producing holiday favorites.

Self-esteem boost

There’s something magical about looking in the mirror and seeing a whiter, brighter smile staring back at you. It can substantially boost your self-esteem and make you feel ready to conquer any holiday event.

Still not sure of the benefits? Check an old photo from the ’70s or early ’80s, before teeth whitening became so popular. Modern whitening treatments offer an excellent solution for those yellowed smiles.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

Dental whitening is more than just a cosmetic procedure — it’s a science. Your provider discusses the process in detail before beginning, but here’s a simplified version of what to expect:

Pre-treatment exam

Before the whitening, your Beaufils Dental provider evaluates your oral health to ensure no underlying issues like dental decay or gum issues need addressing.


Your gums and lips are shielded to ensure only the teeth are exposed during the whitening procedure.


Your dentist then applies a whitening agent to the teeth, usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.


Some treatments require a special light to activate the whitening agent.


You'll have a noticeably whiter smile after your teeth reach the desired shade and the solution is rinsed away. Note that your Beaufils Dental provider has the expertise to whiten your smile without creating a too-bright, artificial appearance.

Is teeth whitening safe?

When done under the supervision of a qualified dentist, teeth whitening is safe. You might experience temporary sensitivity, but that usually subsides within a day or two. 

Follow your dentist’s aftercare recommendations and avoid foods and drinks that can stain immediately after the procedure.

Professional whitening vs. over-the-counter products

While numerous over-the-counter whitening kits are available, nothing beats the precision and effectiveness of professional whitening treatments at Beaufils Dental.

Additionally, professional whitening is quicker, accomplished in one office visit rather than the weeks an at-home product can require. Overall, DIY kits might offer temporary results, but it's best to trust the experts for a lasting and noticeable difference.

This holiday season, gift yourself the confidence that comes with a whiter smile. Get started today by scheduling an evaluation at Beaufils Dental. Call the office or request an appointment online.