Congratulations on beginning your journey for white teeth. Your teeth will maintain their brightness for several weeks. However, be aware that your personal habits can have an effect on the color of your teeth. To maintain your professional teeth whitening color as long as possible, we recommend:
Hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth twice daily. Use toothpaste accepted by the American Dental Association, to get optimal benefit from fluoride and to ensure it is not abrasive.
Diet: Avoid foods that are known for teeth staining such as coffee and tea.
Habits: Tobacco products may accelerate the loss of teeth whitening and increase the appearance of yellow teeth.
Sensitivity: Occasionally patients report their teeth are sensitive to air or temperature changes after teeth whitening. This usually resolves within a few days after you stop using the product. Be sure to use fluoridated toothpaste.
Touch-up Instructions: To maintain your level of brightness, you will need to “touch-up” your teeth occasionally. Most people find they have to do this every three to six months.
To “touch up” you insert the whitening gel into your trays and wear the trays to bed one or two nights (or for a minimum of four hours).
If you need more gel, it is available to purchase in a touch-up kit at our Dakota Dental Clinic. Just call our Apple Valley dental clinic office or ask one of us at your next visit.