As we age, our teeth darken over time. We can whiten your teeth with custom made trays or standard trays, but maintaining good oral hygiene and steering away from certain foods and beverages will help keep any future whitening services to a minimum. We may also prescribe some medication for you to use at home that helps the whitening process.
Sometimes after whitening people may experience tooth sensitivity. That happens when the peroxide in the whitener gets through the enamel to the soft layer of dentin and irritates the nerve of your tooth. In most cases the sensitivity is temporary. Using a desensitizing or high concentrated fluoride treatment can help.
Things to avoid to keep teeth from staining:
- Tobacco products
- Coffee and tea
- Red wine
- Any bright-colored drinks