As you know, getting a brighter smile in less than an hour is now possible with technologies like our Zoom2! Whitening treatment. But how do you make your new smile last? When it comes to keeping your white smile bright, there are a variety of tooth whitening aftercare tips to help you make sure that your smile stays white for a long time to come.
Tooth Whitening Aftercare to Preserve Your Smile
Tips to soothe sensitive teeth after your whitening treatment
For many people undergoing traditional whitening treatments, tooth sensitivity can sometimes cause discomfort or pain after their procedure. Fortunately, our Zoom 2! Whitening treatment has been reformulated to reduce tooth sensitivity by 60%. But, if you still find yourself experiencing discomfort or pain as a result of tooth sensitivity, there are a few self-care options you can take advantage of:
- Brush with a sensitivity toothpaste. These are often formulated with ingredients like potassium nitrate to help relieve pain associated with tooth sensitivity.
- Chew gum. Interestingly, scientists discovered we produce more saliva when chewing gum and that the act of chewing can help by distracting people from the discomfort.
- Only whiten every once in awhile. Consult with your Bellevue family dentist about an appropriate time table for your next whitening treatment.
Prevent discoloration after your Zoom2! Tooth Whitening with proper dental care
Although you may be tired of hearing it, daily brushing and flossing is the surest way to preserve that happy, healthy smile. Make sure to brush after breakfast and at night before you go to bed. If you eat foods that are highly acidic or staining (like coffee), you may even want to consider bringing a small travel brush handy to clean your teeth afterward.
If you’re a coffee lover looking for extra protection against those coffee and red wine stains, pick a toothpaste that protects against yellowing. If you can’t slip away to the restroom after eating or drinking to brush your teeth, try rinsing out your mouth with water afterward instead.
Schedule regular dental appointments with your Bellevue family dentists
Aside from paying attention to maintaining a consistent at-home routine, don’t be a stranger at your dentist’s office! Make sure that you’re going in to see your family dentist or oral surgeon for regular checkups and monitoring of your oral health.
During your bi-annual visit, our Bellevue dentists can polish away surface stains and provide you with a professional cleaning that is sure to make your white smile last that much longer.
Book Your Next Appointment with Our Bellevue Family Dentist Today!
Despite even the most diligent tooth whitening aftercare, over time some stains may return, even without harmful habits like coffee drinking or smoking. If you aren’t happy with the shade of your smile, make the call to us today and book your tooth whitening consultation before the summer ends!