Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are great for maintaining oral health, but keeping your teeth white isn’t so simple. Things like coffee, fruit juices, and sauces will inevitably stain your teeth over time.
To keep your teeth their whitest, schedule your appointment for teeth whitening at South Melbourne Dental Smiles today. Remove embarrassing stains without damaging your enamel with our ultramodern techniques.
How Can I Keep My Teeth White?
We advise getting in-office teeth whitening three or four times a year while maintaining whiteness at home by:
- Brushing your teeth after you eat
- Swishing with a quality oral rinse
- Using a dentist-recommended whitening toothpaste
- Flossing at least twice a day
- Not smoking
- Staying away from drinks or foods that stain teeth
- Attending to cavities or signs of tooth decay quickly
You have several DIY whitening kit options in stores or online. These kits are usually safe to use, but they can’t guarantee a brighter smile. Some whitening solutions can even contain chemicals that can harm your teeth.
For advice on teeth whitening, South Melbourne Dental Smiles has professionals who can steer you in the right direction.
How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?
With our teeth whitening procedures, the results are immediate, but the length of time it lasts will vary. Some people keep fully white teeth for a year, while others only get a few months.
Your lifestyle is a major factor in keeping your teeth white and practising good oral hygiene. People who drink a lot of red wine or like dark-coloured foods, like berries and tomato sauces, will see whitening effects fade quicker than others.
Teeth Whitening Procedure
First, we do a checkup to make sure your teeth are fit for the whitening.
Then we remove the plaque and tartar to ensure all your teeth are fully exposed to the whitening gel.
Next, we insert a retractor to keep the gel away from your cheeks and gums before putting the gel on your teeth.
Lastly, we use a specialised light to activate the whitening properties of the gel. The result is an instantly whiter and brighter smile.
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
Can At-Home Teeth Whitening Harm Teeth?
When using teeth whitening in South Melbourne, you should only use a home whitening kit prescribed by your dentist for the best results. Remember to use the solution exactly as they instruct you to Store-bought kits or misusing a prescription kit can erode your tooth enamel and burn your gums.
The safest way to get your teeth their whitest is an in-office tooth whitening procedure with your dentist.
Can Professional Teeth Whitening Damage My Teeth?
Dental professionals have the training and experience to whiten teeth safely. When we whiten your teeth, there’s no risk of side effects like with store-bought kits. At South Melbourne Dental Smiles, the whitening experience is unique to your needs.
However, you don’t want to whiten too often. Limiting your teeth whitening sessions to once every three to six months is best. Overdoing your tooth whitening can wear out your tooth enamel.
If you want to smile confidently again with a bright, beautiful smile, schedule an appointment for teeth whitening at South Melbourne Dental Smiles Today. Call us at (03) 9645 7888.
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