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When to Touch Up Your Whitening Treatment

Woman smiling with white teeth

If you want to maintain your whitened teeth for as long as possible, it’s important to keep yourself up to date on certain instructions and steps that will keep your teeth as bright as possible. For example, knowing when to touch up on your whitening treatment can have your smile staying white as the months go by! Touch ups usually just consist of wearing your whitening tray for a few days in a row. Here when our dentists at Somersmiles Dental recommend a touchup:

After your checkups

When you call in for your regular scale and clean, our professionals will clean away any stains that have built up since your last appointment! This means it’s the best time for you to observe results since your enamel will respond better to the whitening agents during this period.

When changing your dental work

It’s important to touch up before getting a new filling or new crown as the material used won’t whiten effectively when a bleaching agent is applied. This is why we recommend matching the color of the material to teeth that have just been whitened in order to select the possible shade for your new dental work.

Frequently drinking certain beverages

Are you a coffee person? Certain beverages like coffee, tea, soda and red wine can stain your teeth more than others! Your enamel will absorb the stain from darker liquids, making your teeth look darker as a result. If you drink these beverages frequently, you’ll want to consider a touch up ever 3 to 4 months instead of waiting for your scale and clean.

Any more doubts? Call 5978 0595 to reach the expert team at Somersmiles Dental!