How can I maximize the benefits achieved through teeth whitening?

teeth whitening SouthlakeYou’ve made the decision to pursue teeth whitening to refresh your smile. That’s very often a fabulous way to revitalize your appearance … working with a cosmetic dentist has many advantages that will produce a great result. Here’s how …

Teeth Whitening Products are Tried, Tested, and True

Investing in pastes, rinses, one size fits all whitening kits, and blue lights that are readily available online or your local market often lead to disappointing results.

Acquiring teeth whitening through your dentist means you are going to benefit in many ways:

By working with a licensed dental provider, you will be receiving the most powerful whitening products available. And you are safe in the knowledge that a trained and caring individual is dispensing something that has been tested for both efficacy and with your security in mind.

Your dentist is available to address any questions or concerns you may have – that is something you won’t have using products acquired elsewhere.

Instructions on use and how to maintain your great new smile are going to be provided by your cosmetic dentist. They will be clear, specific, and leave no doubt for you as you undergo treatment.

The Best Ways to Keep Your Smile Bright

The pigment in many of the foods and beverages we consume can impact the appearance of your teeth. With that in mind, some of the things you might consider limiting or avoiding include coffee, tea, cola, red wine, tomato juice and tomato based sauces, beets, and many berries.

Tobacco use in any form is going to stain your teeth.

Some tips that might help include:

When drinking cold beverages, use a straw. This allows the beverage to bypass teeth. Never swish beverages (except water) – limit contact with teeth as much as possible.

If you’re going to consume, plan to rinse or brush as soon as possible. Keep in mind that some foods like citrus can soften dental enamel so don’t brush for at least 30 minutes following consumption.

Finally, use touch up kits as instructed for maximum benefit and results.

Make sure you are brushing and flossing daily and visiting our team at Tate Family Dentistry every six months for cleaning and exam. All of these things will protect your teeth, and help you maintain great oral health and a beautiful smile.

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