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How often should I whiten my teeth?

Our dentists at Valley Dental can recommend a variety of methods for keeping your teeth white, including at-home whitening kits. Today, our dentists in 100 Mile House discuss how often you should whiten your teeth and how to keep them white.

What are some reasons to whiten my teeth?

The shade of your teeth is affected by many factors, such as your age or the substances you ingest or even if you smoke. Even with diligent oral hygiene routines, stains can still accumulate. In some cases, professional teeth whitening can be a good option to help to lighten and restore your smile. 

Even with professional whitening, you still need to practice good dental hygiene at home and visit the dentist frequently to keep your teeth healthy.

How often is it safe to do teeth whitening?

It is recommended that you only whiten your teeth once a year, regardless of the method you use. If you whiten your teeth too frequently, they will likely become translucent and more sensitive.

Once a year teeth whitening can help you maintain a white, natural-looking smile while minimizing sensitivity. Before needing to be touched up, our professional-grade whitening kits have a shelf life of roughly a year.

How can I make my white smile last?

You need to follow specific instructions after the teeth-whitening procedure to make sure it works. You need to quit smoking right away if you do. Use whitening toothpaste and refrain from drinking anything dark to keep your smile bright. Decide which choice is best for you by consulting your dentist.

Along with taking the steps listed above, you should also ensure that you visit your dentist once a year in order to help keep your smile looking bright.

Teeth Whitening in 100 Mile House 

With our at-home whitening kits, you may be able to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. If you and your dentist agree that at-home teeth whitening is a good option for your smile, you will need to visit our office twice to get started.

Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth during the initial visit in order to create custom whitening trays. We will ensure that the trays are properly fitted at the second appointment and will provide you with the necessary equipment and instructions to whiten your teeth at home.

When you discuss whitening with your dentist always let them know when you last whitened your teeth before doing another treatment.

Do you want to learn more about whitening your teeth? Schedule a consultation with your 100 Mile House dentists today to see if you are a good candidate.

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