If you’ve decided to whiten your teeth, you want to know how to make your investment last as long as possible. There are steps that you can take to keep your teeth whiter, longer – giving you a beautiful smile that truly lasts for years.
A Jump Start in Just One Hour
One hour Zoom! Whitening is a great way to have drastically whiter teeth in just one appointment. We apply whitening gel to your teeth and use a bright light to accelerate the stain release process. In just one appointment, the teeth are whitened by several shades. In-office whitening is a great way to get ready for a big event like a wedding, job interview, or vacation. You’ll love how white your teeth can safely get, and how easy those white teeth will be able to maintain in the future.
Custom Trays for Home Maintenance
Touching up your whitening on a regular basis will lift stains that start to deposit over time. That’s why we make you a set of custom whitening trays to use at home. Wear the prescription grade gel inside of your trays for about an hour a day, several days in a row. Depending on how much stain you usually get, most people touch up their whitening up every 3 to 6 months for a week at a time. Custom trays whiten much more effectively than over the counter kits, because they keep the gel right in contact with every surface of every tooth. They are much more cost effective to use over time! Why? Because you don’t have to keep re-purchasing new kits or strips every time you want to touch up your smile.
Regular Dental Cleanings Lift Superficial Stains
A professional dental cleaning every 6 months will remove superficial stains and tartar. Even with great oral hygiene, most people develop at least mild tartar or stain buildup. Your hygienist will lift these deposits and polish away surface stains. After cleanings is one of the best times to touch up your whitening.
Store Your Gel Properly
Maintenance gel will work more effectively if it is stored properly. Keeping the gel at room temperature, or in a humid room such as a bathroom will make the ingredients break down more quickly than normal. Instead, store it in a cool, dry place like a refrigerator. This keeps the gel active longer.
Consider Whitening Before Other Dental Treatment
If you’re having dental work done like a white filling or porcelain crown, you will want to whiten your teeth first. Why? Because if your teeth are darker than you want them to be, your restorations are going to be made to match them. Matching your new restorations to bright, white teeth will mean you don’t have to replace fillings or crowns to make your teeth look better later on.