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How often should I whiten my teeth?

If you are hoping to brighten up your teeth you may be glad to know that there are a few different options that you can choose from. Today, our dentists in Langley share some information about teeth whitening and how often you can safely do so.

Why would you consider whitening your teeth?

As we age and go through life, our teeth begin to show signs of wear and tear. Even if you are consistent with brushing your teeth twice daily you can still see some stains after years of different foods, drinks and lifestyles. In some cases, professional teeth whitening may be an ideal choice to restore the brilliance of your smile.

Even after you've had your teeth professionally whitened you will need to keep up with a good oral hygiene routine in order to help protect yourself from serious dental diseases and decay.

How safe is the whitening process for my teeth?

No matter which tooth whitening option you go with you shouldn't whiten your teeth any more than once a year. If you whiten your teeth too frequently, they will likely become translucent and more sensitive.

Once a year teeth whitening can help you maintain a white, natural-looking smile while minimizing sensitivity. 

Are the results of my teeth whitening permanent?

In order to have your teeth whitening be as successful as possible you should follow the instructions very carefully. This will not only help you achieve a bright smile but also minimize the chance of sensitivity. You need to quit smoking right away if you do. Use whitening toothpaste and refrain from drinking anything dark to keep your smile bright. Your dentist will be able to help you decide which option works best for your lifestyle and needs.

Along with taking the steps listed above, you should also ensure that you visit your dentist once a year in order to help keep your smile looking bright.

The Teeth Whitening Options We Offer in Langley 

With our at-home whitening kits, you may be able to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. If after your consultation it's decided that at-home whitening is the ideal option then you will still need to visit the option in order to get started.

Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth during the initial visit in order to create custom whitening trays. We will ensure that the trays are properly fitted at the second appointment and provide you with the necessary equipment and instructions to whiten your teeth at home.

Always be sure to share the date of your last whitening treatment with your dentist upon request. This is for your own safety.

Would you like to learn more about the cosmetic services we offer, including teeth whitening? Schedule a consultation with your Langley dentists today.

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