Do’s and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

Do’s and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening
Posted on 05/20/2022

Let Furumoto Dentistry Make Your Smile Dazzle

Furumoto Dentistry is dedicated to helping each and every patient achieve a healthy and vibrant smile. In addition to providing general dentistry services, we can assist with this mission with cosmetic dentistry, too. One of the most common treatments patients utilize to achieve their brightest smile is teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening at Furumoto Dentistry

Furumoto Dentistry offers high-quality, professional-strength whitening services. With options for both in-office and take-home treatments, you can feel confident you are receiving a product only available from a professional setting. Whichever option you choose, there are things you can do (or NOT do) to make your whitening most effective.

Dos and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

Following the advice listed here will help ensure your whitening treatment has the fullest effect and lasts longer.

  • DO keep up on your oral care routine. Good hygiene before your treatment - potentially even a professional cleaning - will maximize the effectiveness of treatment. Continuing your brushing and flossing routine after treatment will extend its life.
  • DO watch what you consume. Avoid drinking dark sodas, tea, or coffee, especially directly after a whitening treatment. The same goes for highly acidic foods and foods with a dark pigment to them. If you do decide to eventually drink a darker beverage, use a straw to avoid allowing the liquid direct access to your teeth.
  • DO follow the dentist’s instructions. If you choose to do a take-home whitening kit, follow the instructions that are included. If you are receiving in-office treatment, you will be given instructions when you leave.
  • DON’T smoke before or after treatment. Smoking in general is a big component of teeth staining, but particularly right before and after your treatment.
  • DON’T try to do it on your own. Teeth can be sensitive, and things can go wrong. Additionally, at-home kits are not as strong as our in-office treatments. Not only will you be able to receive professional-grade whitening through our office, but you will also be sure that the application is smooth and consistent, and you will be in the hands of a professional.
  • DON’T hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. We are always here to help!

Are you ready to get your teeth whitened with Furumoto Dentistry?

If you are ready to brighten your smile and live in the Diamond Bar area, Furumoto Dentistry is ready to be at your service. Contact us to set up your appointment, and get ready to dazzle!