5 Tips to Prolong the Results of Professional Teeth Whitening

Jun 07, 2023
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Professional teeth whitening can instantly transform your smile. Learn five easy ways to maintain those sparkling results for longer.

Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to get your teeth several shades whiter and brighter. If you’ve been hiding your smile because of stained or discolored teeth, now is the time to schedule a teeth whitening consultation at DDS Concierge.

Our experienced dentist, Edward Delshad, DDS, offers customized  professional teeth whitening services to give you a brighter, more dazzling smile. Our dental team prioritizes the health of your teeth and gums to prevent sensitivity while achieving results that are immediate and long-lasting.

Because you’ll love your teeth whitening results so much, we can also provide strategies you can use to maintain your bright smile for the long term.

How in-office teeth whitening works

In-office teeth whitening uses a professional-strength bleaching agent that eliminates deep-set stains from your enamel. The whitening agents we use are much more effective at whitening your teeth than products you can buy over the counter. They are also safer.

Dr. Delshad protects your gums and surrounding tissue from damage before applying the whitening agent to the surface of your teeth.

In just one treatment, you can see noticeable results. Your teeth appear several shades whiter and stains from coffee, wine, and other foods are eliminated.

5 tips to maintain whiter, brighter teeth

Once your whitening treatment is over, you should be proactive about preventing new stains and discoloration. Here are five ways you can retain your teeth whitening results:

1.Practice good dental hygiene

Engaging in good dental hygiene every day is key to keeping your teeth healthy and white. Be sure to brush and floss after every meal to remove food particles that can lead to discoloration.

2. Use a high-quality toothpaste

Your choice of toothpaste can play a role in maintaining a whiter, brighter smile.

If you’re not sure which product to use, our dental experts can recommend a whitening paste that’s both safe and effective at stain prevention.

3. Schedule routine dental cleanings

In addition to cleaning your teeth at home, you also need to schedule routine dental cleanings every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Our dental team can remove bacteria, debris, and surface stains during professional cleanings to keep your smile looking great.

4. Avoid teeth-staining foods

Limit the use of foods and drinks that stain your teeth like dark wines, tea, soda, and fruit juices. When you do consume these products, be sure to brush and floss your teeth right away to prevent stains from setting in.

You can also use straws to drink dark-colored or acidic drinks to minimize teeth staining.

5. Stop smoking

Smoking causes tooth discoloration that worsens over time, which can become more difficult to treat. Quitting smoking now not only protects your smile, but it can also lower your risk for serious health issues like cancer of the mouth, tongue, and lungs.

If you can’t kick the habit on your own, ask our team for smoking cessation resources you can use to quit smoking for good.

Call the DDS Concierge office in Santa Monica or Arleta, California, to schedule a professional teeth whitening consultation or book an appointment online today.