Want to reclaim your smile with whiter teeth? Teeth become stained and dull as a result of aging, as well as consuming foods and drinks that leave stains. While brushing alone does not remove all of these stains, there are methods to whiten your teeth.
Visit Us First – Be sure to ask Dr. Dan, Dr. Mike, or any team member before attempting any whitening treatments; we will give you a recommendation based on your individual needs. It is best to start with a hygiene appointment and mouth exam to check for signs of gum disease and/or cavities. It is best to postpone the whitening until all cavities and/or gum disease are treated. During your visit, we will discuss whitening methods, determine which are best suited for your teeth, and talk about what kind of results to expect. Some of the options available to you include: – In Office – Custom trays – Whitening strips.
Maintaining Your Whitened Teeth – Whitening treatments do not permanently whiten your teeth, so it is important to regularly maintain your white smile. Routine treatments may be necessary – ask us what will work best for your teeth. Habits can attribute to loss of brightness of your teeth. After having a whitening treatment, be sure you avoid foods and beverages that stain teeth. Here are a few tips to help maintain your bright smile:
– Use a straw when drinking beverages that cause stains, such as soda, juice, tea and coffee.
– Brush or rinse your teeth immediately after consuming stain-causing foods or beverages.
– Brush at least twice per day and floss once per day to remove plaque.
For details about our White for Life program ask us at your next appointment.