How to Get the Most Out of Professional Teeth Whitening

Everyone knows that brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and getting regular cleanings are the basics of dental care. But even if you’ve been diligent in your oral hygiene, your lifestyle choices, your age, and even medications can subvert your efforts, which explains why they look a bit dingy these days. 

You may have even tried a couple of those products in the drugstore that promise to turn your teeth into gleaming sources of radiant light if you can just withstand the horrible taste, messy gels, considerable time, and the inevitable tooth sensitivity. And if you have tried them, you know they don’t work.

What does work is a professional teeth whitening treatment from experts you can trust, like Dr. James Butler and our team here at Innovative Dental Designs. Our patients throughout the Hilliard, Ohio area love our Prophy Plus™ treatment by Smile Perfected for one all-important reason — it works!

But they also love it because it stands head-and-shoulders above any other teeth whitening system they’ve tried. The key advantages that have people singing the praises of Prophy Plus are:

So, if you’re ready to join the thousands of pleased Prophy Plus people, contact us to schedule your Smile Perfected teeth whitening session right away. Meanwhile, here are some important tips to help you get the most out of your Prophy Plus treatment and keep the gleaming going for a long time.

Brushing and flossing

We said it before, but it bears repeating — the number one thing you can do to keep your teeth bright and white is to brush and floss regularly. These simple habits clear away the bacteria and plaque that build up on your teeth, giving them a dull, dingy exterior, and reveal the pretty white enamel you were born with. 

But the color of your teeth isn’t only about extrinsic (surface) stains. The discoloration can also come from inside your tooth (intrinsic stains) and involve the dentin beneath the surface. Tooth decay, long-term use of antibiotics like tetracycline, and fluorosis are a few things that cause yellowing from within the tooth. In this case, it’s critical to work with our team to not only whiten your teeth professionally, but also to treat the underlying problem.

Avoid the things that stained your teeth in the first place

Certain foods and drinks are notorious stainers. In fact, it’s very possible that the reason you’re looking into teeth whitening treatments is because one or more of the worst offenders are on your must-have list, such as:

If any of these pass your lips regularly, it’s likely the cause of, or at least a contributor to, your discolored teeth problem.

After your Prophy Plus treatment, you can keep your teeth whiter longer if you avoid these staining foods and drinks as often as possible.

Stop using tobacco products

There’s nothing good about tobacco. It damages your lungs, slows down healing, dries and wrinkles your skin, and makes your teeth yellowish-brown. 

Quit smoking for all these reasons plus one more — to, and you’ll get the added benefit of stretch out the results of your teeth whitening session. Chewing or smoking tobacco will put you right back where you started — with dirty teeth.

Come back for touch-ups

Of course, you can’t avoid every single thing that could possibly stain your teeth, so we expect to see a few shades of discoloration to recur over time, and so should you. But that’s okay because we do touch-ups. Whenever you begin to see that old yellow hue creeping back, just give us a call.

To schedule your first Prophy Plus treatment, call our Hilliard, Ohio, office, or request an appointment online. Then, follow these simple tips to help you get the most out of your teeth whitening experience and extend the life of your treatment.  okay, because we do touch-ups. If you’re looking to erase years of staining, Prophy Plus delivers. To get started, contact us by phone at 614-529-0062, or use our online form today.

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