THE CHALLENGE OF KEEPING TEETH WHITE
Many of the foods and beverages in our modern society make it difficult to keep a bright and shining smile. Even if you practice excellent oral hygiene, the brightness of your smile can begin to dim. A teeth-whitening treatment can restore your smile to a brilliant white in a very short amount of time.
ARE THERE ANY DRAWBACKS?
There are some patients who will develop a gum sensitivity to the bleaching solution. While this is rare, you can deal with this issue in the following ways:
- Bleach for a shorter time each treatment
- Alternate bleaching days
- Get a prescription-strength toothpaste and use if for a week or two before continuing the bleaching process.
Different patients will enjoy different levels of success. Most patients are excited and pleased with the results that they see.
HOW LONG WILL MY TEETH STAY WHITE?
The treatment will last varying amounts of time for each patient. Your eating habits can be a factor in the longevity of the treatment. There are certainly food and beverages that will darken your teeth more quickly than others. If you avoid these types of food and beverages, your whitening treatment can possibly last for two years. When you notice that the treatment is fading, you can certainly go through the treatment again. Usually, the additional treatments produce quicker results than the first treatment.
If you are in the Bakersfield area, including Tehachapi and Delano CA, and have questions about your options for whitening your teeth, please give us a call! Our team would love to help you get the beautiful, white smile you’ve always wanted!