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How often can I whiten my teeth?

Everyone wants a bright white smile that they can show off, but you can have too much of a good thing. We recommend an in-office teeth whitening treatment once a year, with monthly at-home touchups between visits.

Teeth whitening is perfectly safe when supervised or performed by your dentist or hygienist. However, there are detrimental effects to over-whitening your teeth, including tooth sensitivity and inflamed or bleeding gums. If your teeth take on a bluish hue or look transparent along the edges, your tooth enamel is thinning and can cause extreme tooth sensitivity.

You can keep your smile bright between in-office treatments by periodically using the custom whitening trays and gel provided by your cosmetic dentist. Avoid dark-colored foods and drinks that leave stains behind, and if you do indulge in beverages like red wine, drink through a straw.

Stay up-to-date with your six-month teeth cleanings that can really boost the brightness of your smile. Brush your teeth twice a day with whitening toothpaste to remove surface stains and food debris that dull your smile.

A professional teeth whitening with your Arvada dentist ensures that you will see the most brilliant results without sensitivity or damage to your gums. Please call Five Parks Dental to schedule a professional cleaning to get started.

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