Our dentists at Surdel Dental Centre, can recommend various methods of keeping your teeth white, from in-office professional whitening to take-home whitening kits. Today, our dentists in Delta share their thoughts on how often you should whiten your teeth and how to help keep your teeth 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?
Regardless of the method of teeth whitening that you choose, it will always be recommended that you only whiten about once a year. If you whiten your teeth too often it can cause them to develop a translucent appearance and increase sensitivity.
Whitening once a year can keep sensitivity from becoming a problem while helping you maintain a white, natural-looking smile. Typically, the effects of professional-grade whitening kits available from our dental office last about a year before you will need a touch-up.
How can I make my white smile last?
After whitening your teeth, you'll want to take specific steps to help the treatment last. If you smoke, now is the best time to quit. You might also consider cutting back on dark-coloured beverages or switching to a whitening toothpaste to help you maintain your smile. Talk to your dentist about what type they recommend.
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 Delta
With our at-home whitening kits, you may be able to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. If you and your dentist decide that at-home teeth whitening is a good choice for your smile, you will have two visits to our office to get the process started.
At the first appointment, your dentist will take molds of your teeth for your custom whitening trays. At the second appointment, we will ensure the trays fit correctly and provide you with the tools and instructions you need to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home.
When you discuss whitening with your dentist and always let them know when you last whitened your teeth before doing another treatment.