Teeth whitening is a safe, effective, and conservative way to improve the appearance of one's teeth. Our practice offers several options for professional whitening. We are proud to offer Zoom, Boost, and laser in-office whitening, as well as, customized take-home whitening trays. Our teeth whitening systems allow for dramatic results in a short amount of time, and we will customize the whitening to the individual to meet our patients' personal goals.
When you were younger, you had a vibrant and bright smile. Over the years however, coffee, tea, dark soda, or cigarette smoking may have taken their toll on your teeth. Thankfully, a quick and easy procedure can help them look healthier.
There are a number of valid reasons for wanting whiter teeth, including:
• A healthier, more youthful appearance.
• Looking your best for a special event.
• Making a positive first impression.
• Improving your overall self-esteem.
How Long Do Teeth Whitening Effects Last?
The answer to this question will depend, in part, on your lifestyle. Smoking, eating certain foods, taking certain medications, and poor oral hygiene can all cause staining to occur after you have whitened your teeth.
Once you have attained the whiteness that you want for your teeth, you must be responsible for maintaining that bright smile. It takes just as long to re-stain your teeth as it took to stain them the first time. A routine of proper oral hygiene is the best way to keep your smile white.
After teeth whitening Tulsa, your dentist may recommend the use of whitening toothpaste. From time to time, you may want to come in and have a touch of treatment.
How Can I Maintain a Brighter Smile?
Maintaining a brighter smile has a lot to do with following the fundamental instructions your dentist likely gave you as a child. Brush and floss your teeth every day. If possible, brush your teeth after each meal.
Stay away from foods such as beets, blackberries, and blueberries that can cause stains. A good rule of thumb is that if a food will stain your clothing or a napkin, it will stain your teeth.
If you drink coffee, dark soda, or bright color juices, rinse your mouth out after drinking them. Remember that if you have veneers, crowns, or fillings, dental whitening treatments are not optimized to work on them. Talk to your dentist about steps you can take to keep the color of your teeth consistent.
Stay away from drinks rich in sugar such as sports drinks, energy drinks, and bottled lemonade. There is a body of research that shows that these beverages erode tooth enamel, which can lead to discoloration. If you drink them, rinse your mouth out afterwards. Avoid sipping on these beverages for extended periods of time.
Tobacco is the enemy of teeth whitening. It’s a good idea to avoid smoking if at all possible— it destroys your health, causes gum disease, and can cause deep stains that are not easy to remove.