Find out which teeth whitening treatment provides the longest-lasting results.
You are ready to get professional teeth whitening and you want to turn to our Lancaster, CA, general dentists Dr. Vladimir Dontsov and Dr. Anuj Patel rather than over-the-counter whitening. We’re so excited that you’re ready to take the next steps toward improving the appearance and health of your smile. Our patients often ask if professional teeth whitening is permanent. While whitening isn’t permanent here are some things you should know to get the best results out of your whitening treatment,
In-Office Whitening Offers the Most Effective and Longest Results
While no cosmetic treatment is permanent, it is our goal as your Lancaster, CA, cosmetic dentists to provide you with teeth whitening results that last as long as possible. Our in-office or chairside whitening system is incredibly powerful, taking less than one hour to remove most stains and giving you a smile that is several shades whiter. Our whitening gel can penetrate deep within the outer layers of your teeth to safely but effectively remove both external and even some internal stains.
There are Things You Can Do to Maintain Your Results
While you may not like the idea that your whiter smile won’t last forever, our patients need to know that they have some influence over how long their results last. This means that you can maintain results for up to two years with the proper care. How? Here’s what you can do to make sure your results last,
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Make sure that you step up your oral hygiene game after the whitening treatment. You should be brushing at least twice a day (for a minimum of two minutes each time) and flossing daily, but you may wish to brush your teeth after each meal or snack, or at the very least rinse your mouth out with a whitening rinse to remove food and plaque. Your oral hygiene is important for keeping teeth radiant after teeth whitening.
Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks
What you eat and drink daily can also contribute to stains. Any dark foods or beverages including coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauce, and berries can all cause yellowing over time. It’s best to avoid these foods as much as possible if you wish to maintain your dazzling results.
Use Whitening Products
While over-the-counter whitening may not provide the same incredible results as in-office whitening this doesn’t mean that these products aren’t still helpful. If you simply wish to maintain your whiter smile, using whitening toothpaste and at-home whitening kits just to refresh your smile and to prevent new stains can be quite useful.
If you are interested in turning to our Lancaster, CA, dental team here at Dentist 4 Uninsured for professional teeth whitening, then the next step is to call our office at (661) 726-1010 to find out if this cosmetic dentistry is right for you.