5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

One of the easiest ways to transform your smile is teeth whitening. Unfortunately, even though professional teeth whitening provides longer-lasting results than over-the-counter products, it doesn't last forever. But are things you can do to extend the time between treatments.

Peter Gambertoglio, DDS, in Spring, Texas, offers both in-office Zoom!® whitening and take-home Zoom! kits. Both of these products use safe and effective ingredients to dramatically whiten your teeth fast. To maintain your results, Dr. Gambertoglio recommends doing these five things.

1. Think before you drink

Tired of having stained teeth? It could be the beverages you’re drinking. Some of the most common liquids to blame for tooth discoloration include:

If you want your whiter teeth to last, Dr. Gambertoglio suggests cutting back on these liquids. But, if that’s not an option, sip them through a straw — especially in the first few days after your whitening treatment — and drink plenty of water in between.

2. Ditch the tobacco

Smoking isn’t good for your health or maintaining a bright, white smile. Not only does tobacco stain your teeth, it also increases your risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Plus, it can impact your ability to heal after dental procedures and even dull your sense of taste.

Play it safe and ditch the tobacco — your smile will thank you for it. 

3. Change your toothpaste

Believe it or not, one of the easiest ways to keep your smile looking its best is to use whitening toothpaste. These specially formulated products help remove any surface stains that accumulate throughout the day. And some can even help whiten your teeth from the inside out.

Dr. Gambertoglio makes personalized recommendations on the best whitening toothpaste to keep your smile looking brighter and fresher longer.

4. Practice good oral hygiene

It’s hard keeping up with everyday life. Unfortunately, one of the first corners people cut is brushing and flossing, leading to plaque buildup and tooth discoloration.

To keep your teeth healthy and white, simply brush twice a day — and don’t forget to floss. This reduces your chances of surface stains building up on your teeth.

5. Get regular cleanings

Even if you follow our first four recommendations, stains will still return to your teeth over time. Fortunately, that’s where regular dental visits can help. Not only do these appointments help protect your oral health, but a professional cleaning uses an abrasive action that polishes away surface stains and discoloration, no bleach required.

Are you ready to get a brighter, whiter smile? Schedule an appointment with Peter Gambertoglio, DDS, by calling 281-350-8852 today.

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