Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

Part of our philosophy at Fort Worth Dental Arts is to go above and beyond in providing the most complete care for our patients. Therefore we provide complimentary teeth whitening once a year for active patients.

There are some things that you should know about teeth whitening:

When to whiten your teeth?

Everyone feels more confident with a whiter smile. Our patients typically get their teeth whitened before vacations, weddings and holidays. For most patients we recommend in office whitening once a year.

How does teeth whitening work?

Whitening your teeth can be done in office or at home. The whitening agent is a bleach with a peroxide active ingredient. At Fort Worth Dental Arts we chose Opalescence Boost because it contains ingredients that reduce tooth sensitivity. In office teeth whitening sessions vary in length of time from 30 minutes to 1 hour and typically achieve a more dramatic result than a take-home whitening option.

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Care for your teeth after whitening

How to avoid sensitivity?

After teeth whitening some patients experience sensitivity. To combat that, you can use a desensitizing toothpaste or we can apply a desensitizing agent such a fluoride varnish.  We recommend that you avoid hot or cold liquids for a day or two.

How to keep your teeth whiter longer?

For the first few days following your teeth whitening session, avoid liquids that can stain like coffee, tea or red wine. To maintain your whiter smile over time brush thoroughly twice a day and get your teeth cleaned every six months. Rinse your mouth with water after drinking coffee or tea.

Another way to maintain your whiter smile is to have a custom bleaching tray made for at home teeth whitening.

Fort Worth Dental Arts can help bring out the very best in your smile and keep you looking and feeling great! Call today to schedule an appointment!

One Comment

  • Callie

    Wow! this looks amazing! Gonna have to schedule this before my cruise in the spring!

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