Have Realistic Expectations
Not everyone’s teeth can be turned bright white. Some just don’t respond to whitening treatments. If your teeth are a light yellowish color, they may readily respond to teeth-whitening procedures, but bleach will not likely work on grayish teeth. Brownish teeth tend to fall somewhere in between.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
For the best whitening results, it’s necessary to keep your teeth in good health. Visible fillings, implants, or bridges that are metallic stand out against the white color you’ll want to achieve.
Maintaining good oral hygiene will help you avoid tooth decay and keep your smile bright. In addition to brushing your teeth twice a day, these actions can help promote a healthy mouth:
- Floss every day
- Visit our Greenwood. IN; Indianapolis, IN; Columbus, IN; South Bend, IN office every six months for professional cleanings
- Rinse your mouth with water after each meal and snack
- Limit sugary and starchy foods and beverages that can stain teeth, especially between meals