teeth whitening- everything you need to know

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic treatments requested. It provides a quick, economical, and painless smile makeover, that can boost your confidence in your appearance.

 

How do I know if teeth whitening is for me?

While teeth whitening is effective for most patients, there are certain types of teeth staining that may not respond to treatment. In these cases, A Plus Dentistry offers porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and tooth bonding.

 

How do I keep my teeth bright on my own?

There are a number of ways to keep your smile bright and ensure your teeth whitening results last;

  • Brush properly: Correct brushing technique can help your smile stay bright for longer periods, by helping to remove built-up plaque. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice on how to effectively brush your teeth.

  • And don’t forget to floss: Flossing removes food and sugar particles formed between your teeth, reducing the severity of plaque buildup.

  • Quit smoking: Smoking can leave unsightly yellow stains on the surface of your teeth that can be extremely difficult to remove.

  • Avoid drinks with dark pigments: Soda, coffee, tea, and red wine contain dark pigments that can stain teeth.

  • See your doctor for routine cleanings: Once plaque hardens into tartar no amount of brushing and flossing can remove it. However, a dental cleaning can remove tartar and allow the doctor to polish your teeth, leading to a more attractive and brighter smile.

For more information: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening

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