How to Maintain Teeth Whitening

Savannah Dental June

Life is full of reasons to show off your smile, whether it’s a wedding, reunion, photo session or a date. A teeth whitening treatment can really enhance your natural charm, and there are plenty of teeth whitening options out there.  

One thing to consider when reviewing your teeth whitening options are that whitening toothpastes are very abrasive. They don’t actually whiten your teeth, but instead are known to cause sensitivities due to their abrasiveness. 

To truly bleach your teeth, it needs to happen inside the tooth. That’s why specially designed gels open the pores so that the bleach can get to the inside of the tooth. 

While the market is flooded with at-home teeth whitening kits, at Savannah Dental we favor the Philips Zoom!® in-office whitening. The Zoom! in-office whitening system can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades in just one visit. 

No matter which option you choose for teeth whitening, the question that lingers after you’ve dazzled up your teeth is this - how do you maintain your teeth whitening treatment? 

We suggest a proactive approach to maintaining teeth whitening results.

Avoid foods known to stain for the first week after bleaching. 

The “usual suspects” of teeth-staining foods and beverages are pretty well known to the average person at this point. They include: 

If you do consume these things, rinsing out your mouth with water afterwards to prevent staining can help. 

Avoid acidic foods - at least immediately following your teeth whitening procedure. 

This includes: 

Teeth whitening treatments opens the pores on your teeth enamel to accept the bleaching. These will naturally close within a week of bleaching, but that’s why immediately after is the worst time to eat these foods - acid exac

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