- Teeth Sensitivity: After the treatment, you may observe a higher sensitivity in your teeth. In some cases, people start experiencing higher sensitivity right from the start. However, this side effect will go away after a while. So, you don’t have to worry much when you come to Total Dental Care for a teeth whitening procedure.
- Gum Irritation: Next comes your gums. You may experience a condition called gingival irritation after teeth whitening sessions. In this, your gums become irritated and cause you immense trouble in your day to day lives. Such situations occur due to the unintentional contact of teeth whitening solution to your gums. Usually, this condition goes away after your in-office treatment gets over!
Can I just use baking soda instead to whiten my teeth?
Does whitening weaken my teeth?
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Once you’ve had professional teeth whitening, you can help maintain the results with tooth whitening pastes and whitening mouth rinse. For best results, top off with your home whitening trays at least after every checkup. People who see heavier than normal stain accumulation may need to re-apply the gel (via a home kit) for a few sessions every 3-4 months.
Regular brushing is always important but essential for preventing stains on your teeth. Smoking and certain foods and drinks, like red wine, coffee, cherries and beetroot, can cause teeth to become discoloured. Other foods help keep your teeth whiter like apples, pears, cucumber, celery and carrots.
A regular dental visit for a check-up and clean must be scheduled at least once a year.