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Dos and Don’ts for Whitening Your Teeth At Home

Monday - November 20th, 2023
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Thanks to technology, you can now whiten your teeth in the comforts of your home. Though this is convenient, do you know how to achieve the best results? Or which product you should use? Read our dos and don’ts for at-home teeth whitening and you’ll be ready to brighten your smile.

Do: Make a Trip to the Dentist | Don’t: Expect Speedy Results

We recommend consulting your dentist before beginning any whitening procedure. They are the experts on your teeth and can determine if your teeth are healthy enough for whitening. Certain dental conditions can hinder the whitening process so ask your dentist what would work best for your teeth.

Though you may be excited for a whiter smile, please remember that the process isn’t instantaneous. Don’t expect your dream smile right away – the best results take time to develop and your desired level of brightness may take a few weeks. By properly following your dentist’s instructions and staying consistent with your whitening procedure, you’ll enjoy a smile that’s both bright and healthy.

Do: Select the Right Products | Don’t: Follow DIY Recipies

With numerous whitening products available, it can be overwhelming to decide which one will work best for you. Don’t worry – that’s what your dentist is here for! They are the best resource to learn which product would work best for your teeth. This takes the worry out of using something that can harm your teeth.

Please do not use DIY recipes. Though they may be a cheaper option, many of them use acidic and gritty ingredients that can harm your tooth enamel and result in tooth sensitivity. Plus, they only provide temporary results and fail to remove deep stains. Stick to the products recommended by your dentist!

Do: Brush & Floss | Don’t: Let Your 2023 Dental Benefits Go to Waste

We always remind you to keep brushing and flossing but did you know that they help boost your whitening results? These habits prevent new stains from forming allowing the whitening product to work more effectively.

If you haven’t had a checkup this year, now’s the time to book an appointment with the amazing dentists at Castle Dental. You can ask all your teeth whitening questions then and it’s a chance for you to use up your remaining 2023 dental benefits! Remember that most insurance plans expire at the end of the year so don’t let them go to waste. Schedule an appointment today so you can start 2024 with a glowing smile!