• October 15, 2017

Being able to smile and laugh with confidence or pose for pictures without being embarrassed to show your teeth are just a couple benefits of whitening your teeth. Chances are, you’ll be so thrilled with your pearly white teeth, you’ll want to show them off every chance you get.

But with so many foods, drinks, and bad habits out there capable of staining your teeth, how can you be sure your teeth will stay white? Or what if you’ve already experienced staining? How can you get a whiter, brighter smile?

How To Whiten Your Teeth

There are several ways you can whiten your teeth, but not all options are guaranteed to deliver the results you’re hoping for. Over-the-counter options have an attractive price point, but do they really work? It depends on which ones you use.

Mouth rinses that claim to whiten your teeth don’t spend enough time in contact with the surface of your teeth to actually remove stains. Whitening toothpastes have the potential to remove surface stains if used frequently and properly.

For an over-the-counter whitening treatment that actually works, you’ll want to stick with whitening strips or trays. Because both contain whitening chemicals, like peroxide, that come into contact with your teeth for a longer period of time, they have the potential to remove stains and whiten your teeth.

But for the best, most noticeable, and longest-lasting results, you’ll want to see a dentist. At Brandon Family Dental, we offer in-office KöR deep bleaching and Zoom! NiteWhite and DayWhite take-home whitening treatments. All of our options can dramatically whiten your teeth several shades in practically no time at all.

By seeing a dentist for your teeth whitening treatment, you’re less likely to experience irritation and more likely to be thrilled with your results.

How Do I Keep My Teeth White?

Once you’ve undergone a teeth whitening treatment, you’ll want to keep your pearly whites nice and bright for as long as possible. Below are a few tips on how to avoid stains and keep your teeth white.

  • Watch what you eat and drink.

Certain foods and drinks are notorious for staining teeth. To avoid ruining your white smile, you may want to avoid or limit your consumption of coffee, red wine, and tea. If you just can’t give them up, try drinking them through a straw so the liquids don’t flow directly into your front teeth. Additionally, brush and rinse right after consuming the stain-causing liquids to remove any remnants from the surface of your teeth.

  • Practice good oral hygiene.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash at least once a day. Practicing good oral hygiene habits will help remove plaque and kill the bacteria that cause plaque. When you come in for your consultation we can discuss whether using a whitening toothpaste would be a good option for you.

  • Maintain checkups and touch-ups.

You should come see us for regular checkups and dental cleanings at least twice a year. During your checkups, we can perform whitening maintenance as needed to make sure your teeth stay nice and white. We can also discuss habits that can help prevent staining.

Get A Brighter, Whiter Smile Today!

At Brandon Family Dental we can give you the whiter, brighter smile you desire. But the treatment doesn’t end when you leave our office. To keep your teeth pearly white, it’s important to maintain good habits. When you come into our office, we will take the time to walk through the treatment process with you and advise you on ways you can maintain your bright new smile for as long as possible.

You can rest assured you’re in good hands with our team at Brandon Family Dental. To schedule a consultation or teeth cleaning, call our Ortonville, MI office at (248) 469-0218 or contact us online. We look forward to meeting with you!