Our dentists at Willowbrook Dental Clinic can recommend a variety of methods for keeping your teeth white, including in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening kits. Today, our dentists in Langley discuss how often you should whiten your teeth and how to keep them white.
What are some reasons to whiten my teeth?
The shade of your teeth is greatly affected by many factors such as your age or the substances you ingest or even if you smoke. Even with diligent oral hygiene routines, stains can still accumulate. In many cases, professional teeth whitening can be a good option to help to lighten and restore your smile.
Keep in mind, that even with professional whitening, a good at-home dental care routine, along with attending regular oral hygiene appointments are important when it comes to maintaining the results of your whiter smile.
How often is it safe to do teeth whitening?
It is always recommended that you only whiten your teeth once a year, regardless of the method you use. If you whiten your teeth too frequently, they will become translucent and more sensitive.
Once a year, whitening can help you maintain a white, natural-looking smile while reducing sensitivity. The effects of our dental office's professional-grade whitening kits typically last about a year before you need to touch up.
How can I make my white smile last?
You should take specific steps after whitening your teeth to ensure that the treatment lasts. If you smoke, this is the time to quit. To keep your smile bright, avoid drinking dark-coloured beverages and use whitening toothpaste. Consult your dentist about the best type.
Along with taking the steps listed above, you should also ensure that you visit your dentist once a year in order to help keep your smile looking bright.
Teeth Whitening in Langley
With our at-home whitening kits, you may be able to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. If you and your dentist agree that at-home teeth whitening is a good option for your smile, you will need to visit our office twice to get started.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth during the initial appointment in order to create custom whitening trays. At the second appointment, we will ensure that the trays fit correctly and provide you with the tools and instructions necessary to whiten your teeth at home.
When you discuss whitening with your dentist and always let them know when you last whitened your teeth before doing another treatment.