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How to Care for Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

Care For Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

One of the most popular ways to complete any sort of cosmetic or restorative dental care is to improve the look of the smile through a teeth whitening treatment. However, not all such treatments are alike. Even more importantly, it is just as much about the after care as the tooth whitening treatment itself. Fortunately, at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA, our dentists provide premium tooth whitening along with all of the help and support needed for optimal after care success.

So, how do you care for your smile after a tooth whitening treatment in our Alpharetta, GA office? When you have our premium teeth whitening treatment, you need to be particularly attentive during the 48 hours that follow it. Our dental team will go over all of the details with you, but the main points to consider include:

  • Do not consume dark, staining, or yellowing foods or beverages for at least 48 hours afterward. That means avoiding coffee, tea, colas, red wine, soy sauce, most condiments, berries, red sauces, tomato foods, and colored toothpastes or mouthwashes
  • Do not use colored lipstick
  • Do not smoke

You will also have to refrain from the use of certain desensitizing agents (such as Perio RX or Chlorahexidine) during those 48 hours after the teeth whitening treatment in Alpharetta, GA as well. If you have extreme sensitivity, chewing colorless and sugar free gum will help reduce peroxide levels. Over the counter pain medications are helpful after teeth whitening treatment too. You will also want to brush and floss after you consume anything, just to be safe.

We also send our patients home with post teeth whitening treatment solutions. This will typically include further applications of the teeth whitening compounds. If you are using a specialized dental tray to apply the teeth whitening treatment, you will need to use a dollop of the compound equivalent to the size of a lentil for each tooth. Our dentists ensure you understand the after care and touch up treatments that will ensure your teeth whitening treatment is a huge success.

If you have questions about how to care for your teeth whitening treatment, or need to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options with our dentists, give us a call at our Alpharetta, GA office at (678) 624-0370. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.