Teeth Whitening Aftercare
A brighter and whiter smile says that you take good care of your teeth and gums and enjoy good overall health, and it is why so many of our patients request tooth whitening once they are at the peak of dental health. Patients of Wagner Dentistry in Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, NV often ask us about teeth whitening aftercare, generally to prolong the amount of time between their whitening sessions. As your dentist in Summerlin, Las Vegas, we offer these tips to ensure you get the very most out of your teeth whitening treatments.
AFTERCARE AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY
It is important to remember that whitening is a form of cosmetic dentistry, and many of the tips we provide for cosmetic dentistry aftercare apply here as well – especially the lifestyle habit tips. For example, as your preferred cosmetic dentist, we would say that one of the best ways of performing teeth whitening aftercare is to think about what brought you in for the whitening in the first place. Smoking, consuming certain staining foods and beverages, and using some medications can cause discoloration. This is why a primary step in teeth whitening aftercare is to avoid the things that might have stained teeth in the first place if at all possible.
If you must have drinks like coffee, tea, cola or red wine or juice, try drinking them with a straw to reduce contact. Naturally, you may be unable to avoid some medications, and if this has caused deep set stains, you may want to discuss dental veneers, bonding or crowns as a permanent remedy.
Of course, teeth whitening aftercare must also involve general dental hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing throughout the day ensures that nothing can re-stain your teeth, and we highly recommend the use of fluoride toothpastes. We can also provide at-home solutions and custom made dental trays that can provide a touch-up to the in-office whitening in order to prolong the results.
It is important to note that we cannot whiten dentures, veneers, or crowns. If you are curious about improving the looks of your smile, but have such artificial surfaces (or intend to have them), we may have several cosmetic solutions available.
CONTACT OUR SUMMERLIN LAS VEGAS DENTIST FOR TEETH WHITENING
If you have additional questions about teeth whitening aftercare, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give our dentist a call at our Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, NV office at 702-877-2222. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more, read our teeth whitening FAQs, learn if you are a candidate for teeth whitening, explore the benefits, and learn about the procedure.
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