Post Teeth Whitening FAQs: Now What?

When you come in to see us for teeth whitening, you will leave with a beautiful glowing smile. The only thing better than enjoying that lovely grin of yours? Figuring out how to keep it looking that way for as long as possible. Since your teeth will remain vulnerable to staining over time, the goal is to prevent discoloration from occurring. How to do this, you wonder? Our FAQs session will offer the advice you require!

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I know that eventually I may need additional cosmetic treatment in the future to re-brighten my smile. However, is this going to happen sooner than later?

Answer: No! As long as you follow our suggestions for protecting your teeth whitening results, you can expect many years of a very white, vibrant grin.

Question: How should I be caring for my smile now that I have received teeth whitening? Should I be doing anything differently than the way I usually do them?

Answer: You won’t have to do anything to care for your smile that’s different from the usual routine. Well, we say this while assuming you are doing things correctly! Appropriate care for your smile includes brushing it two times every day. You should be flossing your smile once a day, too.

Question: Will foods and drinks really have a serious effect on my smile shade if I’m not careful or is this a myth?

Answer: These are the primary factors that lead to mild to moderate staining. As a result, the answer is that you should either steer clear of foods and drinks that cause stains, you should only consume them on occasion, and/or you should become serious about rinsing your smile with water after you eat them (followed by brushing after a half hour).

Learn More About Whitening From Our Team

Learn all you need to know about whitening and keeping your smile beautiful by asking us questions during your visits. Feel free to schedule a visit with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.

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