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Feb
2

Keeping Your Teeth White for Life

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Once you’ve invested in a whitening treatment, you want to know the best way to keep your teeth brighter and whiter for the years yet to come. Thankfully through proper maintenance and care, you can do just that. With an effective maintenance program, you’ll never have to worry about having to go back to dark stained teeth ever again.

How do you do it? It begins with first completing your initial whitening treatment as directed. Whether it’s achieved through an in-office whitening treatment or a 2-week home whitening routine, you want to get the best results possible on the first try. That means following your dentist’s home care directions and using any whitening gel properly. You’ll get the whitest teeth and have a “blank slate” to work with when you need to touch up in the future!

Maintenance. Even white teeth need it! That means you’ll need to touch up your smile with a whitening application at least every 3-6 months, depending on various factors. For instance, if you smoke, drink coffee, or enjoy soda – you’ll need to touch up more often. Touch up visits may be just a few applications over a few days, or up to a week. They’re most effective when done after a professional cleaning.

Regular preventive cleanings remove tartar and external stain from your teeth, so that they’re whiter and easier to re-whiten at home. People with generally healthy teeth and gums should have a preventive cleaning performed every 6 months. If you have a history of gum disease or are prone to significant buildup, it may be every 3-4 months.

With these small, simple steps, you can enjoy a lifetime of whiter teeth with only a minimal investment. Ask your dentist about a professional teeth-whitening treatment and change your smile forever.

Posted on behalf of:
Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates
1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 927-7751

 

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