Whether you have had a teeth whitening treatment already or are simply planning ahead, it is essential to know how to take care of your fresh pearly whites.
We offer Phillips Zoom! Whitening treatment in Ivanhoe, which happens right here in our clinic. Our teeth whitening service is done by our in-house professional dentists and only takes an hour! Our dentists love seeing their patients leave the clinic smiling confidently but what we love even more is seeing your teeth in tip-top condition.
Here are our top 5 tips for teeth whitening aftercare:
- Avoid dark pigmented foods and drink
For the first few days after your teeth whitening treatment, do your best to avoid dark food and drink such as wine, coffee, soft drinks, and curries. Your teeth are slightly more porous after treatment, and therefore more susceptible to staining.
- Quit the tobacco
If you smoke or chew tobacco, it is likely part of why you felt the need to get your teeth whitened. Tobacco not only stains your teeth, but can have devastating health and dental effects in the long term. It is especially important in the first few days after your treatment to avoid tobacco.
- Maintain good dental hygiene
Maintain (or begin) practicing proper oral hygiene. Brush and floss twice daily, and use mouthwash! We also suggest brushing after particularly pigmented meals for the first few days.
- Regular check ups
Your dentist will have told you this before, but it’s for a good reason! Seeing your dentist at least every 6 months will help you keep your dental health in check, and also provide the opportunity to address any concerns or queries.
- Use Whitening Toothpaste And Mouthwash
While not essential, using whitening toothpastes and mouthwash will help keep your teeth bright in between treatments. If you don’t want to use them all the time, we suggest at least for the first few days post teeth whitening treatment.
Whether you’ve used a take home teeth whitening kit, or have had the professionals do it, teeth whitening aftercare is important! If you are looking for in-chair teeth whitening in Ivanhoe, look no further! Dentist in Ivanhoe has everything you need for your smile makeover. Get in touch now.