Even if you’ve finally achieved the perfect white smile, you have to be aware that over time, it will gradually darken without proper maintenance. Although there are a couple of things that you can do at home to preserve your whitened teeth, to maintain it, you will need professional help from your dentist, Dr. James Watts, here in our Mystic, CT, practice.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professionally done teeth whitening will not only get you the right results, but it will likewise make your smile whiter, faster. This is because the bleaching solution used by professional dentists is stronger than those that are commercially available. You also have to take into account the use of light, heat, or a combination of these that will intensify and speed up the whitening process professionally.

Additionally, on the average, professional teeth whitening treatment could provide results that are at least three shades brighter than what you get with commercial products. The process can be done in as fast as two hours or a combination of several visits with 30-minute treatment times each session.

Keeping Your Teeth White

On your own, make sure you brush, rinse, and floss regularly every day. You also have to avoid tannin-rich and acidic food like:

  • Black coffee and tea
  • Red and white wine
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Sports drinks
  • Tomato or soy-based sauces
  • Berries and other strong-colored food

Working With Your Dentist

If you are truly serious in maintaining a white smile, then you need to see your dentist. Your dentist in Mystic, CT, can provide you more in terms of maintenance than you can ever do at home on your own. Regular checkups can include polishing the surface to remove stains. Professional cleaning can effectively fight off discoloration without going through a bleaching process again in your life.

Home oral habits combined with professional cleaning will truly maintain your whitened teeth. Professional teeth whitening is the only way to keep your teeth white for the long-term. Your dentist could likewise ensure that only products accepted by the American Dental Association will be used to maintain the whiteness of your teeth.

For Any Questions or Concerns About Teeth Whitening, Contact Us

Arrange your consultation with our dentist, Dr. James Watts, by calling (860) 536-6446 to reach our Mystic, CT, practice.