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The Dos and Don’ts of At-Home Teeth Whitening

November 15, 2023

Wondering about teeth whitening at home? When it comes to whitening your teeth, it’s not just about the sparkle. Keeping a healthy smile throughout the process is as important as the radiant results! We understand the significance of feeling great about your grin. So, let us take the worry out of at-home whitening with our simple checklist of dos and don’ts.

Do: Consult with Your Dentist | Don’t: Expect Instant Results

Before starting any at-home whitening routines, remember to check with your dentist. Sometimes certain dental conditions make teeth whitening more difficult. Your dentist can provide you with the best advice tailored to your specific needs. Also, keep in mind that patience is key when it comes to teeth whitening. The best and longest-lasting whitening results develop gradually over time. While some changes might be noticeable right away, achieving your desired level of brightness might take a few weeks. Stay consistent and follow your dentist’s instructions for the best results.

Do: Choose the Right Products | Don’t: Use DIY Recipes

Selecting the right whitening product can feel overwhelming, but your dentist can guide you to the best products available. Homemade remedies with acidic or gritty ingredients may potentially damage tooth enamel or cause tooth sensitivity. What’s more, Do-it-Yourself recipes may not reach deep stains or provide lasting results either. By sticking to products recommended by your dentist, you can guarantee a safer and more effective whitening experience.

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Do: Maintain Good Oral Hygiene | Don’t: Forget Your 2023 Dental Benefits

Did you know that keeping up your oral hygiene habits during the whitening process will boost your results? Regular brushing and flossing will help prevent new stains and allow whitening products to work more effectively. Additionally, a dental check-up and teeth whitening consultation is a great way to make the most of your remaining 2023 dental benefits. Dental insurance plans often reset at the end of the year, so visiting your dentist soon is a smart choice. Consider this check-up as the prep work for your upcoming smile goals for the new year!

At Midwest Dental, we’re committed to being by your side as you journey towards a more confident smile. Don’t forget, maximizing your remaining insurance benefits this year will ensure your smile starts off 2024 with a healthy glow. Keep smiling brightly and caring for your oral health!