Teeth Whitening Instructions
Remember: IF IT STAINS A WHITE T-SHIRT IT WILL STAIN YOUR TEETH!
DO’S & DONT’S FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
- Use an automated toothbrush
- Seek regular professional dental care to maintain oral health & determine the need for whitening touch-ups
- Practice good oral hygiene including brushing twice a day and flossing.
- Berry pie
- Tobacco products
- Red wine
- Red sauces
- Mustard / ketchup
- Soy sauce
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth Whitening procedures will only whiten natural grown teeth. It wont whiten, or harm bonding, caps, crowns, bridges, fillings or any other artificial dental work. You might have to have the dentistry redone so that it could match your new white teeth. Tetracycline (an antibiotic) stained teeth or gray-like teeth are harder to whiten and can have various diagnosis’s. The exposed root section of teeth which follow with gum recession will also not whiten.
If you have silver fillings in, near, or behind the front teeth, long term whitening can cause the neighboring teeth to have a greenish hue. Whitening teeth, that are very transparent, can cause them to become even more translucent and could give the teeth a darker appearance. It is important to contact us if you have any of the above concerns.
Can Teeth Whitening Cause Sensibility?
Your teeth and gums are most likely to become sensitive. This is natural while using products that contain peroxide based gels and it is not bad for your teeth. If your teeth do become more sensitive, reduce the usage time and prevalence until the sensitivity goes down. If you have any further questions it would be a good idea to contact Dr. Shouhed