How Do I Keep My Smile Bright After Professional Whitening?

Mar 8 • 2 minute read

For those wanting to enhance their smiles, professional teeth whitening provides significant cosmetic improvement with minimal treatment time. Many of the treatments used or recommended by dentists whiten your teeth by several shades in just one visit. 

Patients can experience the stunning results almost immediately, but many wonder how they can get the most value out of their transformed smile by maintaining their aesthetics they can. Below are some beneficial recommendations to prolong your improved look. 

Develop and Maintain Good Oral Health Practices 

After spending the time and money to brighten discolored teeth, it could be disappointing to see the results fade away. By incorporating a thorough at-home dental care routine that includes daily brushing and flossing, you can preserve the beauty of your smile until you have a chance to receive follow-up treatment. Many trusted brands offer whitening toothpaste, rinses, and strips that help improve and maintain white teeth.

Another good oral health practice involves making adjustments to your diet. Avoid consuming darker foods and beverages that are known to cause staining, and when you do enjoy them, be sure to rinse with water if you are unable to brush directly afterward.

Schedule and Keep Regular Cleanings and Exams

The ADA recommends visiting the dentist for a cleaning and exam every six months to maintain optimal oral health. The professional grade materials and products used by your dentist not only help clean and polish your teeth but are effective in lifting stains during the process as well. 

Even the most diligent dental patients can experience a relapse in the brightness of their smile over time, which is why many dentists offer effective take-home whiteners, whether you want to administer the full treatment at your own convenience or want to be able to touch up the work done previously.

Additionally, your dentist can provide desensitizing gels or pastes to help lessen any sensitivity caused by the bleaching agent in the gel, so you can comfortably complete treatment.

Contact Us in Grand Rapids Today

Dr. Boone enjoys rejuvenating patients’ smiles by providing professional teeth whitening in Grand Rapids. Before leaving our office to show off their bright, white teeth, we ensure patients understand the benefits of post-procedure upkeep to benefit lasting results. If you have questions about how to keep your teeth white after undergoing this treatment, call our office today and set up a consultation with our doctor.


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