Our dentists at Jubilee Dental Centre can recommend a variety of methods for keeping your teeth white, including at-home whitening kits. Today, our dentists in Summerland 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 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 some 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 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 likely become translucent and more sensitive.
Whitening once a year can help you maintain a white, natural-looking smile while reducing sensitivity. Professional-grade whitening kits from our dental office typically last about a year before you need to touch up.
How can I make my white smile last?
After whitening your teeth, you should take specific steps to ensure that the treatment lasts. If you smoke, now is the time to stop. Avoid drinking dark-coloured beverages and use whitening toothpaste to keep your smile bright. Consult your dentist to determine which one you can or should use.
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 Summerland
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.
During the initial appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth in order to create custom whitening trays. At the second appointment, we will make sure the trays fit properly and give you the tools and instructions you need to whiten your teeth at home.
When you discuss whitening with your dentist always let them know when you last whitened your teeth before doing another treatment.