There are certain factors that make us consider someone to be beautiful, from their facial symmetry and vocal pitch to their smile. In fact, science actually claims that teeth are the human equivalent of a peacock tail; white, evenly spaced teeth immediately indicate qualities of health and attractiveness to potential mates. Luckily, teeth have become a lot simpler to fix than the symmetry of one’s face or the range of one’s voice.
With my peacock tail in mind, I found myself in Dr. Sofia Aravopoulou’s dental chair at Euromed Clinic Center, where I was greeted by her picture-perfect smile – always a great sign, right? With a degree in Dental Surgery from the Charles University of Prague and as a member of the World Federation of Lasers in Dentistry, her wealth of information was apparent as she excitedly shared the latest breakthroughs in dental cosmetics with me. I found myself smiling at her passion and enthusiasm for her field before the treatment had even begun.
My teeth would appear up to seven shades lighter after just this one session.
After assessing my teeth, Dr. Aravopoulou suggested the in-office ‘Plasma Whitening’ treatment. First, my teeth were polished and cleaned. Next, their color was carefully examined to determine what level of bleach would achieve the most whitened yet natural-looking smile. Once we agreed upon the color, she applied a plasma light-activated whitening gel to my teeth.
During the ten minutes needed to activate the whitening agents, Dr. Aravopoulou explained that this treatment would be most effective in a series of three procedures that last ten minutes each, but that my teeth would appear up to seven shades lighter after just this one session. Minimal time with maximum results? She really was saying all the right things.
Post-treatment, I immediately noticed a whiter and brighter smile. However, it did come at a price as I experienced severe sensitivity for two days following my appointment, especially when I tried to drink cold beverages. For the record, that’s not the norm. So would I do it again? Absolutely. Who needs those iced lattes anyway?
Euromed Clinic Center
(+971) 4 394 5422
Villa 611, Jumeirah Beach Road