Your smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you. Before you can get that Hollywood smile, it’s critical to have a dental exam to ensure that your mouth is healthy. “Dental problems such as cavities and gum disease need to be addressed before bleaching. If the enamel is not intact, because of cavities or other damage, the whitening gel can leach into the nerve tissue and cause irreversible damage. Buy Pure Smile teeth whitening products at lower prices. SHOP NOW
Slow and steady beats fast and furious
Bleaching your teeth several shades in one day with in-office laser treatment may not always be the best option. “The pros of LED-based in-office whitening treatments are that patients can their teeth significantly whiter in a short amount of time,” says Jablow. “But those treatments can also cause sensitivity, you still have to maintain the results at home and they are too strong to do more than once a year. Shop our whitening kit here
Making use of custom trays
In fact, you’ll probably need to continue using those custom trays or other whitening treatments at home if you don’t want to see your sparkle lose its luster. Teeth whitening requires commitment and maintenance. For easy at-home touch-ups, try the Intelliwhite Platinum Whitening Pen. It comes with a mouthguard to help you avoid getting the gel on your gums, and the pen makes it easy to paint the whitener on wherever you need it most. Just don’t use tooth-whitening products too often, though. Too much teeth whitening could increase tooth sensitivity and even cause tooth decay.
You might have to watch what passes your lips
Certain foods and beverages such as tea, coffee, wine, and even blended green juices can cause tooth discoloration (here’s how to save your teeth from coffee stains). Cutting them out of your diet—or limiting them—will help your teeth stay white post-procedure. At the same time, certain foods such as cauliflower, strawberries, seeds, and nuts may help whiten teeth and may speed up the whitening process. You can contact us prior to booking an appointment to find out if we have any whitening specials available. Book your 30-minute session.
How to Maintain Your Good Results
Once you have used our whitening products, there are things you can do to prevent stains and keep your smile as bright as possible:
- Practice good dental hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing us for your routine cleanings
- Be aware of major stain culprits, such as red wine, tomato-based foods, energy drinks, tea and coffee
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking so that stain causers don’t sit on your teeth
- Don’t smoke