Have you been wondering what to expect from teeth whitening? Perhaps you have been spending time imagining a smile so bright that others will need to wear sunglasses just to behold your grin. Maybe you’re excited about the upcoming visit but you are also concerned about what to expect. We understand that even when it comes to cosmetic treatments, patients often need a bit of reassurance. Allow us to offer you some tips, so you can feel certain you’re making the most of your whitening.
Tip #1: Ask Us Questions First
Are you worried about what your teeth will feel like during or after your visit? (Note: We protect your gums and our professional teeth whitening systems protect against sensitivity). Perhaps you simply have no idea what to expect from the whitening experience. Don’t be worried and keep your questions to yourself – allow us to relieve your concerns by asking us your questions before your treatment.
Tip #2: Remain Realistic About Results
About that smile so bright others will need to wear their sunglasses – your smile will look dramatically whiter. However, it’s important to remember that your smile will still look natural. Also, your final results depend on the initial shade of your teeth. Just keep this in mind: Teeth whitening will reveal a smile approximately eight shades whiter.
Tip #3: Maintain Preventive Care Afterwards
We find that patients are often afraid to receive teeth whitening not because of the procedure but because they are worried about keeping their smile brilliantly bright. This is easy. Keep up with your preventive care, including brushing two times a day, flossing one time a day, and seeing our smiling faces once every six months for a cleaning and checkup. You can also rinse your mouth with water after you eat or drink, wait 30 minutes, and then brush for additional stain protection.