How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth using the safe and professional services of the Midtown Dental Care team can boost not only your smile brightness, but also your self-confidence. Once your treatments are done, you can enjoy the long-term benefits of whiter, healthier-looking teeth.

If you really want to maximize your investment in teeth whitening, there are things you can do at home to keep your impressive smile.

Benefits of professional teeth whitening

The only truly safe way to whiten your teeth is to schedule an appointment at Midtown Dental Care. Although retail stores sell a variety of tooth-whitening products, none of them compares to the results the experienced dental team can achieve with professional-strength products.

You can expect to achieve teeth that are several shades whiter with professional whitening treatments and ensure that your oral health remains a top priority. The whitening specialists take precautions to protect your gums and teeth from unnecessary damage.

The dental team use the Zoom whitening system that can deliver results that are as much as eight times whiter than your current color. This system involves the application of a whitening gel and the use of an LED lamp. The LED light increases your results in a treatment that lasts 45 minutes or less.

Once your desired tooth shade is achieved, the Midtown Dental Care team applies an additional protective gel to reduce sensitivity and guard your natural tooth enamel.

Extending teeth whitening results

Now that your teeth are shiny and bright, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep them that way. Your whitening specialist can customize take-home whitening trays that are created based on impression molds of your teeth. Using the trays as directed helps you maintain a white smile in the months after your in-office treatment.

Other steps you can take to keep your smile looking as good as it did after whitening, include:

Brush often

Good oral hygiene starts with a consistent brushing routine. Not only should you be brushing your teeth when you wake up and go to bed, you should also brush after every meal or snack.

Brushing keeps your enamel healthy and your teeth white. You’re also proactively protecting against tooth damage and discoloration caused by cavities and gum disease.

Be sure to floss

Flossing is also important for protecting the health of your mouth and the appearance of your smile. Your Midtown Dental Care team can show you how to floss between your teeth properly to prevent cavities and gum damage.

Quit smoking

If you smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco products, consider quitting now. Tobacco can cause deep-set stains, turning your smile yellow or brown. Additionally, tobacco use is also linked to many health complications, including oral cancer.

Avoid staining foods

If you enjoy drinking wine, eating berries, or indulging in other foods that can stain your teeth, be sure to brush immediately afterward. Cleaning away debris from these stain-causing foods and drinks can reduce your risk for stains and help keep your smile bright.

Schedule routine dental exams

Maintaining good oral health is a vital part of good overall health. The Midtown Dental Care team recommends routine checkups every six months to evaluate your teeth for early signs of cavities, gum disease, and cancer.

Routine dental exams are also a great time to get a professional cleaning, which can address surface stains and other issues to help you maintain the results of your teeth whitening treatments.

If you’re ready to amp up your smile, schedule a tooth whitening consultation at Midtown Dental Care today using the online booking feature or by requesting an appointment over the phone.

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