Tips for Maintaining the Results of Teeth Whitening

Are you smiling a little less revealingly because you’ve noticed your teeth are stained and discolored? It happens to many people, even those who have good dental hygiene habits.  Teeth whitening might just be the perfect solution to restore your smile’s old sparkle.

Dr. Andrew Owyoung and his team at Soft Touch Dentistry offer a range of products to whiten teeth, including the advanced  Zoom!® whitening system. In this blog, Dr. Owyoung discusses why teeth get discolored, how you can whiten them, and how you can keep them white.

Why do teeth become discolored?

The top cause of yellowing is how old you are, because as you age, your enamel wears down. And as your enamel wears down, your dentin — which is yellow in color — shows through more and more. Other causes of discoloration include:

What options are out there for removing tooth discoloration?

There are whitening toothpastes and whitening kits on the market, but in-office whitening treatments are by far the most effective. Dr. Owyoung has seen great success with the Zoom! whitening system. Some patients see their teeth become 3-8 shades lighter with Zoom!

At Soft Touch Dentistry, we don’t rush into anything. We want to make sure you feel comfortable about the procedure you’re considering. Before you undergo any treatment, Dr. Owyoung will discuss your whitening goals and create a customized treatment plan.

If you opt for Zoom! treatment, we’ll take impressions of your teeth, so trays can be ordered that are tailored to your teeth. When the trays come in, all you’ll need is one treatment.

What’s different about the Zoom! method is that the whitening is optimized by using an LED light. When used in combination with your customized trays filled with whitening gel, the LED light enhances and speeds up the whitening process.

How can I ensure that my newly whitened teeth stay white?

There are several things you can do, and some things you should avoid, in order to keep your pearly whites their pearliest:

When you care for your whitened teeth properly, you can expect to enjoy your bright smile for several years. And if you find your teeth getting stained, we can give you products to touch up your teeth at home.

If you’d like to learn more about whitening your teeth or keeping them white, book an appointment over the phone with Soft Touch Dentistry today.

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