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Read This Before Whitening Your Teeth at Home

Monday - November 20th, 2023
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Whitening your teeth has never been more convenient – especially since it can be done at home. Before starting, read our dos and don’ts for at-home teeth whitening. We want your teeth to shine while making sure it’s still healthy and strong.

Do: Ask Your Dentist | Don’t: Expect Instant Results

Before beginning any whitening treatment, visit your dentist. They will let you know if your teeth are healthy enough for whitening. Certain dental conditions can make the whitening process more difficult so consulting your dentist is a good way to find out what works best for your teeth and needs.

Teeth whitening can be a more gradual process with the best results taking time to develop. Don’t lose hope after the first round if your teeth don’t look the way you want them to be. Your desired brightness level may take a few weeks. By staying consistent and following your dentist’s instructions, you can achieve a bright and healthy smile.

Do: Choose the Right Products | Don’t: Make Your Own

Which teeth whitening kit should you choose? Again, ask your dentist! They are knowledgeable about which products will work for you and take the worry out of using something that can hurt your teeth. We do not recommend using DIY recipes that tend to use acidic and gritty ingredients. They can harm your tooth enamel resulting in tooth sensitivity. In addition, many of these DIY solutions only provide temporary results and fail to remove deep stains. For a safer and more effective whitening experience, use the products recommended by your dentist.

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

Did you know brushing and flossing during the whitening process will boost your results? Doing these things prevents new stains from occurring so the product works more effectively. Additionally, a dental checkup and teeth whitening consultation at Monarch Dental is a great way to help ensure you accomplish the best results while making the most of your remaining 2023 dental benefits. Many dental insurance plans expire at the end of the year, so visiting your dentist soon is a smart choice if you haven’t done so all year. Consider this checkup as prep work for your 2024 smile goals! Schedule a visit with our Monarch Dental to start off 2024 with a healthy glow!