How Often Should We Whiten Our Teeth?
Everyone wants to keep their smile looking white and bright throughout the year, but how often should you really whiten your teeth? Fortunately, it is not as often as you would think. Usually, one professional whitening treatment a year and monthly at-home whitening are all you need to maintain your bright white smile.
There are a lot of factors that can impact how often you need to whiten your teeth. One way to keep your smile looking whiter longer is by watching your colored food and drink intake. Certain foods and drinks can easily stain your teeth, causing your whitening results to fade more quickly. Darker colored foods, along with soda, have been shown to cause more staining than other types of food and drink. Avoiding these foods will help to reduce staining on your teeth.
If you are new to whitening your teeth or are trying a new whitening treatment for the first time, be sure to follow all of the instructions recommended by the whitening product. The instructions should include how often you should use the whitening product, and how long to keep it on your teeth. Following these instructions will help you get the most out of that treatment, as well as ensure your safety.
When you notice that you need to touch-up your smile, a simple use of an at-home whitening kit, such as the Luxbrite and BlanQuest Home, is a quick and easy way to do so. In as little as just 15 minutes, these treatments work to fight against any stains on your teeth. It’s also a good idea to regularly use a whitening toothpaste, such as our BlanCrisp toothpaste, for strong daily stain fighting. Both are great options to help you maintain your beautiful white smile.
While at-home whitening kits are for monthly use and whitening toothpaste can be used daily, professional, in-office whitening procedures are typically performed once each year if needed.
Even with all of the maintenance and whitening treatments, whitening your teeth only helps remove stains to get your teeth back to their natural color. This means that you could whiten your teeth 50 times in one month, but your teeth would never get any whiter than the best version of your natural tooth color.
Although whitening is a temporary fix that does require upkeep, you can extend the life of your bright white smile with regular at-home maintenance. Luckily, GloboDent is a one-stop shop for all of your whitening needs, as we have your daily and touch-up maintenance products available, as well as dental providers that offer convenient professional whitening treatments.
Whether you have a big event coming up or are just looking to build your confidence with a beautiful smile, GloboDent has products to suit your needs. To learn more, visit globodent.com/shop.