As you get older, your teeth naturally yellow as part of the aging process. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with dull, stained teeth for the rest of your life.
At Pacific Coast Smiles in Santa Maria, California, our highly-skilled providers offer professional teeth-whitening treatments. Advancements in dental technology mean today’s professional teeth-whitening products are effective and safe.
Our dentists also understand you want to keep your smile as white and bright as possible for as long as possible. Our teeth whitening removes a lifetime of stains, giving you a whiter smile that, with proper attention, will last for years to come.
Below is a list of things you can do to extend the results of your professional teeth-whitening treatment.
Understanding professional teeth whitening
Like your skin, your teeth are porous. This means that, over time, your teeth become discolored from the foods and beverages you consume—tobacco stains from smoking speed up the yellowing process as well.
Professional whitening treatments work well at removing common stains caused by foods and beverages, including:
- Coffee and tea
- Red wine
- Tomato sauce and tomato-based foods
- Chocolates and candies
- Foods and beverages colored with food coloring
- Sodas and carbonated beverages
At Pacific Coast Smiles, we offer both in-office teeth whitening. During your teeth whitening appointment, you relax and watch as you wait for the process to work and leave in just one hour with a dramatically whitened smile. We also offer take-home whitening kits with a professional-grade whitening agent.
Tips to extend the results of your teeth whitening
How long results from professional teeth whitening last depends on each individual and their particular habits. And no matter how well you follow guidelines to keep your teeth white, all dental bleaching, both in-home or in-office, requires touch-up treatments at some point.
You can ensure your results last as long as possible by following these tips:
- Brush and floss regularly
- Don’t skip dental cleanings
- Avoid foods and beverages high in tannins and pigments (e.g., wine; berries)
- Avoid highly acidic foods and beverages (e.g., tomatoes; citrus)
- Avoid light and dark sodas
- Switch from coffee or black tea to white or green tea
- Quit smoking
- Use a whitening toothpaste at home
Since your teeth will continue to yellow as you age, you can boost your brightness with an at-home touch-up whitening kit, available at our office. Take-home kits are customized for your teeth, making it easy for you to keep your smile white and bright.
Ready to learn more about teeth whitening that lasts? You don’t have to wait any longer to get a dazzling new smile. Call our office or make an appointment online today.