Do you want a beautiful white smile without harming your teeth? Since the demand for teeth whitening products is strong, many companies have put out all kinds of products claiming to brighten your smile. However, proper use and a consultation with your Boise dentist is necessary for safe teeth whitening. That’s why Summit Dental would like to provide you with the following teeth whitening tips.
Know Your Teeth Whitening Options
With so many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available such as toothpastes, gels, and tapes, it’s important to consult with your Boise dentist in a professional setting. Your dentist may also provide you with treatment options at home. These techniques are effective in achieving a brighter smile that lasts while ensuring safe tooth whitening.
Identify the Causes of Stained Teeth
Before you schedule a teeth whitening appointment, it’s important to understand how teeth become discolored and stained. Do you smoke or drink coffee or wine? Eliminating these habits will help you maintain the results of a teeth whitening treatment. Furthermore, depending on your lifestyle, and how you care for your teeth, the effects of a whitening treatment may vary from a few months to years.
Consult Your Boise Dentist
Your Boise dentist will advise you on the best teeth whitening products and treatments based on your individual dental history. They will also be able to offer you a professional cleaning to quickly brighten your teeth. If your gums are unhealthy, it’s important to treat them first before a teeth whitening treatment. Take the time to consult with your dentist before using any over-the-counter products to ensure good oral health. Furthermore, you’ll achieve a brighter smile by opting for a professional treatment due to a higher concentration of teeth whitening ingredients.
Understand the Contraindications
Just like reading the terms and conditions of a contract, it’s important to understand any tooth whitening product or treatment contraindications. If you opt for an over-the-counter product, take the time to read its indications carefully. Some products come with risks to people with oral health problems like hypersensitivity or artificial teeth. Be careful!
Respect the Duration of Treatment
In addition to reading the instructions of a teeth whitening product, it’s essential to respect them. For best results, follow the duration of the treatment as recommended by your Boise dentist. Whether it’s the application or number of treatments required, the effect of the product will not be optimal unless you follow the proper procedure.
Avoid Repetitive Teeth Whitening Treatments
Repetitive teeth whitening treatments can result in hypersensitivity, permanent damage to your enamel, or brittle teeth. Ideally, you should wait at least six months to a year between professional treatments. Additionally, you should never use a teeth whitening product for a consecutive amount of time without consulting your Boise dentist.
Summit Dental Group
If you have any questions about a professional teeth whitening treatment or would like to schedule a consultation, contact your Boise dentist at Summit Dental Group. Fill out our online form or give us a call at (208) 345-8962 today!