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At-Home Teeth Whitening Tips

Monday - November 20th, 2023
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Planning to whiten your teeth at home? Before starting, it’s important to know about the dos and don’ts of at-home teeth whitening. Let’s make sure your smile not only sparkles but stays strong and healthy. Read our simple checklist first and then you’re ready to whiten your smile!

Do: Consult Your Dentist | Don’t: Expect Instant Results

Make sure to consult with your dentist before beginning. Certain dental conditions make teeth whitening more difficult so your dentist can give you advice on what would work best for you. Teeth whitening takes time so don’t expect results right away. The best and longest-lasting results develop gradually over time, and your desired level of brightness may take a few weeks. By staying consistent and following your dentist’s instructions, you can achieve your dream smile while keeping it healthy.

Do: Select the Right Products | Don’t: Make Your Own

Nowadays, there are so many teeth whitening products out there but not all are created equally. Your dentist can guide you to the best products available and it’ll take the worry out of using something that can harm your teeth. Don’t be tempted to use at-home recipes that may use acidic and gritty ingredients that can harm your tooth enamel and cause tooth sensitivity. Many of these recipes do not remove deep stains and only provide temporary results. Stick to products recommended by your dentist for a safer and more effective whitening experience.

Do: Keep Brushing and Flossing | Don’t: Forget Your 2023 Dental Benefits

Regular brushing and flossing during the whitening process will boost your results! These habits prevent new stains from forming and allow the whitening products to work more effectively. If you want an extra boost, book a dental checkup if you haven’t had one this year. During that time, you can ask your dentist about teeth whitening and they’ll give you tips and tricks for long-lasting results. They may even have a pack of whitening strips for you to use! Remember dental insurance plans often expire at the end of the year so see if you can use your remaining benefits for an end-of-the-year checkup.

At Bright Now! Dental, we prioritize your oral health while making sure your smile is beautiful. Don’t forget to maximize your remaining insurance benefits so you can start off 2024 with a healthy glow!