Protecting the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums may be a priority for you and your family, but improving the overall look of your smile is also important for your self-esteem and emotional health. Considering teeth whitening is becoming a popular service offered by your dentist, undergoing one of these treatments is a great option. By answering these common questions, you will see the benefits of professional whitening treatments.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
The various options in cosmetic dentistry may seem overwhelming, but whitening is a simple and safe treatment conducted in the dental office. Your dentist will explain the entire process before getting started to ensure you feel safe and comfortable. You will not feel any discomfort, so rest easy in knowing it is a completely safe treatment.
Is the Treatment Permanent?
Our office is pleased to offer the Zoom! Teeth Whitening system. While this treatment option creates a whiter, brighter smile almost immediately, it is not a permanent improvement. Continuous treatments will be necessary to uphold the look of your cleaner, whiter, and brighter smile.
Each patient is different, so you may experience varying times between appointments. Age, heredity, and habits such as smoking or drinking excessive amounts of coffee or wine are all factors that determine how long your teeth stay white.
Can I Eat and Drink After my Treatment?
It is important to not eat or drink certain foods and beverages within 48 hours after the treatment because the pores of your tooth enamel are open and able to absorb easily. To prevent discoloration and staining immediately after your treatment, avoid the following:
Cigarettes, Cigars, and Chewing Tobacco
Coffee and Tea
Dark Sauces/Condiments – For example: Ketchup, Barbecue Sauce, Soy Sauce, Mustard
Potato Chips – Whether dark or light colored, potato chips stick to the surface of your teeth, increasing your risk of plaque buildup and staining.
Whitening your teeth is a great option for the look of your smile and your level of confidence. To learn if teeth whitening is right for you, contact the Tulsa office of Dr. Mark E. Massaro . Call 918-779-3399 today to schedule your visit.
Mark E. Massaro, DDS
3150 East 41st Street
Wellington Square Suite 141
Tulsa, OK 74105
Dr. Mark Massaro is a Tulsa, OK dental professional dedicated to General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Smile Makeovers, Zoom Teeth Whitening, Lumineers, Crowns, & more.