Professional teeth whitening delivers immediate, effective, safe, and long-lasting whitening results. Taking the correct steps to prepare and care for your whiter, brighter smile is essential to effectiveness and safety. Take these steps to ensure you are ready for professional teeth whitening.
Before the Appointment
Before seeing a dentist and getting your professional whitening treatment, make sure you complete the following to maximize your results and experience.
Eat a good meal
Make sure you eat a meal before you visit the dentist. The last thing you will want is to feel your stomach growl mid-appointment. You also likely won’t be advised to eat right after your whitening appointment.
Consider booking your whitening for right after a professional cleaning
Before you head to your whitening appointment, you will need to have clean teeth. By removing any built-up plaque and brushing away any food residue will maximize your whitening results. Why not consider taking your clean mouth to the next level and book your whitening appointment right after a dental cleaning. This way, you ensure your mouth is extra clean before you whiten.
Wearing lipstick to the dentist can be messy, especially during a whitening appointment, rather than taking it off in the office, you’re better off skipping that step on the day of your whitening.
Prepare for a longer visit
Whitening appointments are generally longer than most typical dental visits. Preparing for long appointments is as easy as dressing comfortably and bringing a good book or your favourite podcast.
During the Appointment
During your professional whitening treatment, try to relax. The whitening portion of your visit will likely take up to an hour. A dental professional will conduct the whitening procedure and they are extremely experienced and well trained. You might experience a little bit of tooth sensitivity, if you are very uncomfortable, let one of the staff know as soon as possible.
After the Appointment
Properly caring for your freshly whitened teeth is essential to maximizing your whitening results. Specific aftercare instructions will be given to you based on your specific whitening treatment. Generally speaking, these are a few of the classic rules you should be prepared to follow after a whitening treatment.
Avoid dark staining foods and drinks
- Tomato products
All of these can quickly restrain your freshly whitened grin, avoiding these for as long as you can is recommended, but try for at least a few days.
Smoking cigarettes is not only bad for your freshly whitened teeth, but your overall oral health will be compromised.
Keep brushing and flossing regularly
Maintaining healthy habits will allow you to enjoy your whitening results for the longest amount of time following your appointment.
With all of this information, you are finally ready for your professional whitening treatment! Talk to Dr. Jason Harvey about booking your teeth whitening appointment in our Edmonton dental office today.