Discoloration and stains can develop on your teeth over time, and many people turn to teeth whitening to get them back to normal. The good thing about the procedure is it can be done at home or by your dentist. However, you have to repeat the process in order to maintain your pearly whites. There are different ways to whiten your teeth, so read our four tips for best results.
- Use Whitening Toothpaste
Most people use whitening toothpaste because it can be applied everyday and it’s inexpensive. Whitening toothpaste has mild abrasives to help scratch off the stains and unnatural discoloration. However, most whitening toothpastes only take away the stains rather than actually make your teeth whiter.
- Prepare for Whitening
Whether you choose an intense procedure like laser whitening or something simple like using whitening gels, you have to make sure your teeth are prepared. If you already have sensitive teeth, you may want to see your dentist before undergoing any whitening procedure. You definitely don’t want to find out about any underlying issues after whitening, since it could make the process more painful than you bargained for.
- Use Whitening Gels
A common recommended dental whitening product is a whitening gel. You can use this at home or at your dentist’s office, but the process has to be repeated frequently. The main thing to be aware of is to not overuse the whitening gel since it could cause damage to your mouth and teeth.
- Treat Your Teeth Carefully After Whitening
Teeth whitening can cause temporary teeth sensitivity. If the sensitivity becomes too intense, refrain from using any whitening products until the pain subsides. Otherwise, you can use sensitive toothpastes to help with the pain and also chew gum as a soothing mechanism.
We highly recommend consulting with your dentist before undergoing intense teeth whitening. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!