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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 in-office teeth whitening treatment once a year, with monthly at-home touchups between visits.

woman with bright smile smilingSigns You May Be Whitening Your Teeth Too Often

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.

How to Maintain Your White Teeth

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.

Call Our Arvada Dental Clinic

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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