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How to Get the Most Out of Your Whitening Treatment

October 15, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Gary Michaelson
Woman Smiling | Teeth Whitening in Orlando

If you’re looking for a cosmetic dental treatment that delivers excellent value, teeth whitening is a great choice. It’s affordable, provides stunning results, and you can choose an in-office power whitening or a convenient, customized take-home kit.

Get the Most out of Your Whitening

The result, in either case, is a brighter, more youthful looking smile that improves your appearance and boosts your confidence. Now you can go out and enjoy your fresh new look, but there are a few steps you can take to get the most mileage out of your treatment. 

  • Avoid staining foods – If you want to commit to keeping your smile bright, you will need to watch the foods you consume that can leave stains on your teeth. Two well-known culprits are red wine and coffee, but there are many other staining foods that you may not be aware of. Dark berries, soy sauce, tomato, and curries are a few to watch out for. You don’t necessarily have to cut these foods from your diet, but consider cutting back, when you do consume them, brush or at least rinse your mouth afterward.
  • Maintain routine cleaning appointments – Your newly whitened smile will gradually take on a dull appearance as your teeth collect plaque and food debris over time. Professional dental cleanings every six months removes plaque, leaving you with a fresh, clean smile free.
  • Use your touchup kit – Whether you choose in-office or take-home whitening, you will receive a customized tray and a supply of whitening gel to use at home. To extend the lifespan of your treatment, use the kit for monthly touchups at home.

Please Call Your Alafaya Dentist to Learn More

At Alafaya Dentistry, we offer teeth whitening options in Orlando that include in-office and take-home treatments. Call us today to arrange an appointment so we can get you started with the method that works best for you.

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