Will My Whitened Teeth Retain Their New Color?
Dental whitening provides a very effective smile makeover. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will demonstrate how one brief dental appointment can transform your drab, stained teeth to a bright, WOW smile in about one hour.
You may be advised to have your teeth cleaned to remove all plaque buildup prior to whitening; a dental exam will follow to make sure you are a good candidate. For example, if you suffer from sensitivity, you may be advised to use a toothpaste for sensitivity for a couple weeks prior to teeth whitening to prevent sensitivity.
Zoom! teeth whitening is a proven safe and effective tool to lighten teeth up to eight shades in one treatment. Your Zoom technician will do all the work – just sit back and relax. The process begins with all soft oral tissues being protected from the powerful whitening gel. Exposed teeth are treated and a laser light is applied to expedite the dental whitening process.
Following the first session, you and your technician may determine a second application is needed. This can be completed in the same sitting. It is important to note that Zoom! teeth whitening can continue to lighten teeth up to two weeks following the initial application.
Now that you have whitened your teeth, there are things you can do to keep them looking their best. Know what foods, beverages, and lifestyle habits contribute to dental staining. For example, coffee, tea, cola, and red wine can stain your teeth. If you’re going to consume them, plan to rinse or brush as soon as possible to help limit or prevent staining.
Many foods have staining capability such as tomato based sauces; dark sauces like soy or barbecue; fruits like berries; seasonings like curry; and many foods that contain bright food colorings. If you know you are going to be eating anything known to stain, plan to brush or rinse.
Smoking or any tobacco use does more damage than stain your teeth; just know that continued use of tobacco is going to contribute to teeth discoloration.
Once your teeth whitening treatment is completed, you can obtain a touch up kit from your cosmetic dentist to be used as needed. Brushing and flossing twice daily coupled with six month cleaning appointments are important tools that will help you maintain the bright smile achieved with dental whitening.
Contact Dallas Dental Concierge today to schedule your consultation.