Choosing a professional whitening treatment can be a smart investment, especially when you know how to make your results last as long as possible. The initial whitening treatment will last for several months in most people, but if maintained properly the whitening will last for years. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you want to keep your teeth as white as possible:
Touch Up Properly
Since our teeth naturally absorb stains from teeth, you’ll need to touch up your whitening 2-3 times a year; more frequently if you smoke or are a heavy coffee drinker. Make sure that you’re using the right amount of gel for at least one hour a day, for 3-7 days. A whitening toothpaste can help repel new superficial stains from forming between your touch ups.
Use a Straw
If you drink tea and coffee regularly, it can help to use a straw. It might sound a little weird, but the straw prevents the dark liquid from repeatedly coming into contact with the front of your teeth. That means less stain buildup from day to day.
Refrigerate Your Gel
It isn’t necessary to use a large amount of whitening gel when you’re touching up every 3-6 months. You’ll most likely have some gel left over that goes unused. To keep it as potent as possible, store it in a refrigerator between uses. This keeps the gel ingredients fresher, longer.
See Your Dentist Regularly
Routine cleanings include polishing, which removes superficial stains that accumulate between visits. Touching up after your cleaning appointment is one of the best times for you to boost your whitening results.
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