Brush your teeth at least twice a day with whitening toothpaste
to maintain your whitened teeth.
Unlike the teeth whitening procedures, performed by a dentist
that may whiten your teeth up to 15 shades, at-home bleaching products
may whiten your teeth from one to three shades,
depending on the tooth’s discoloration.
If your teeth are too dark and you experience much discomfort
during the treatments, consider porcelain veneers on specific discolored teeth.
Baking soda can be used to whiten teeth at home but be very careful –
use only a small amount of baking soda and brush your teeth with it
thoroughly twice a week.
Quit smoking in order to prevent future teeth discoloration.
It’s essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene to maximize the longevity
of the whitening treatment.
Many dentists advice to use a straw when drinking soft drinks, coffee,
tea as it may increase the chance of staining.
Whitening strips: Whitening strips are a common type of at-home teeth whitening as they lighten teeth effectively and are easy to use and convenient. Whitening strips are also effective in maintaining a bright smile and healthy teeth. They effectively remove surface stains, but they also protect the enamel from build-up of everyday stains. Most of the whitening strips are coated with a bleaching gel (peroxide-based gel) that lightens the teeth in one or two shade if used regularly. Like the whitening toothpastes, the whitening strips don’t change the tooth’s structure. The strips are easy to apply and can be used twice a day for gradual whitening. Most of the whitening strips shouldn’t be left on for more than 5-10 minutes, otherwise it may result in tooth sensitivity or gum discomfort. The result usually becomes apparent after the first days of usage and can last up for 2/ 3 months.