Thanks to more powerful ingredients and effective techniques, professional teeth whitening provides much better results than over-the-counter products. You can expect the results to last between 1-2 years, although some people enjoy whiter teeth for even longer! How can you make your whitening last as long as possible? Here are our tips:
Be Careful What You Drink
Dark sodas, tea, coffee, and wine stain your teeth over time. When you get your teeth whitened, you should cut these drinks out of your diet for at least a few days. You don’t need to permanently stop drinking these beverages, but your teeth will stay whiter for longer if you only drink them occasionally. Using a straw can help, too.
Don’t Smoke or Use Tobacco
The nicotine and tar in cigarettes and tobacco sink into your teeth, giving them a yellow shade. If you use tobacco products but want to get your teeth whitened, it’s a good idea to consider cutting back or quitting completely.
Brush & Floss Every Day
Good oral hygiene helps keep your teeth whiter and brighter. Brush at least twice a day and floss once a day. Whitening toothpaste promises to remove stains, but they only deal with the surface and not deeper stains. Toothpaste with whitening ingredients like peroxide can cause tooth sensitivity, so they may not be the best choice for you.
Use a Touch-Up Whitening Kit
To maintain your smile’s whiteness, you can ask us for a touch-up whitening kit. It’s used when the effects of your whitening treatment start fading, but you don’t want to undergo a full professional whitening.
Teeth Whitening at Alder Trails Dental in Cypress, TX
Dr. Tran and the team loves seeing how patients react when they get whiter, brighter smiles. We offer one-hour, in-office teeth whitening treatments and custom take-home trays. Whichever option you choose, you can be confident in the results. If you have questions or want to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!