Patients often ask us how they can whiten their teeth at home. Our dentists in Surrey address this question and explain how teeth whitening can help your smile.
Why should I whiten my teeth?
Do you drink a lot of dark-coloured beverages such as tea, coffee or cola? Perhaps you smoke or take certain medications. If any of these apply to you, you may notice your teeth aren't as white as you might like. Even just the natural process of aging can make a significant difference in how your smile looks when you compare how white your teeth used to be.
With at-home teeth whitening options available at our dental office, you can effectively remove years of stains and discolouration from your teeth. Whether you're aiming to have a whiter smile for that big event coming up or could just use a boost in your confidence, these whitening results can last for months or as long as one or more years.
Practicing a solid at-home oral hygiene routine and attending regular dental appointments will be key to maintaining your newly whitened smile.
How often should I do my teeth whitening routine?
We recommend against whitening teeth too often, since over-whitening can lead to issues with sensitivity or even cause your teeth to look translucent. We advise patients to only whiten their teeth once each year, whether professionally or at home.
This can help prevent issues with sensitivity while you maintain your natural-looking, white smile. Professional-grade whitening solutions from your dentist's office typically last for about a year. This means you shouldn't require a touchup for that amount of time.
How can I keep my smile white?
Try to avoid foods and beverages that will stain or discolor your teeth. If you smoke, now is a great time to quit. Cut back on the dark liquids such as cola or coffee and replace them with water.
You might also want to add a whitening toothpaste to your toothbrushing routine to help remove discolouration and stains before they get worse. Discuss whitening with your dentist and let them now the last time you whitened your teeth before doing a retreatment.
Teeth Whitening in Surrey
Our dentists always welcome any questions you may have about teeth whitening or any of the other cosmetic, preventive, restorative or replacement treatment options we offer. Schedule a consultation today to find out more about our teeth whitening options and whether the treatment is right for you.
Want to know more about at-home teeth whitening? Please contact our Surrey BC dental office. We are always happy to answer our patient's questions.