Professional teeth whitening treatments give patients amazing results. Unfortunately, teeth whitening doesn’t last forever, in most cases it lasts three to six months. But there are some steps you can take to ensure you are reaping the brighter, whiter benefits longer. Following some certain guidelines can extend the life of your whitening treatment.

Genetics and lifestyle factors play a major role in determining the level of white a person can achieve for their teeth. The condition of the enamel prior to the treatment is also a determining factor. Seeing your dentist on a regular basis will ensure your teeth are in optimal condition for whitening.

Home whitening treatments are risky business and can potentially damage your teeth if not used properly. Prior to using any home whitening treatment contact your dentist to ensure you are using a product that won’t harm your teeth.

Basic Tips for Whiter Teeth;

  1. Brush & floss twice daily.
  2. Rinse mouth with antibacterial mouthwash.
  3. Have regular professional cleanings with your dentist.
  4. Drink with a straw to keep stains away from teeth.

Avoid the following to extend the life of your whitening treatment;

• Coffee• Soda• Tea• Wine• Juices; Cranberry/Grape• Blueberries• Beets• Soy Sauce• Tomato Sauce• Dark Lipstick • Smoking

If a product could stain a white shirt it can affect your whitening treatment and it should be avoided.

The number one factor in getting and keeping your teeth white is having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Routine care and cleanings twice per year with a dental hygienist are recommended. At Exquisite Smiles we offer ZOOM® teeth whitening services. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.