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When Is The Best Time to Touch Up On Your Whitening?

Recently whitened your teeth and wondering how to make your smile stay bright for the months to come? Knowing when to touch up on your whitening will help maintain the effects for as long as possible. Your touch up is a simple process that just requires you to wear your tray 30 minutes a day, for a couple of days in a row. Here are the best times we recommend touching up on your teeth:

After a checkup

During your routine checkup, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned by a dental expert, ensuring that any surface stains that have accumulated are polished away. With freshly cleaned enamel, you’ll have teeth that respond better to whitening agents.

Before dental work

Thinking of getting a new crown, filling or any other cosmetic dental restoration? The ceramic or composite materials used in these restorations don’t react to whitening agents, and won’t whiten with the rest of your smile if you opt for whitening after dental work. Since your restoration is matched to your smile in order to select the exact shade, touching up on your whitening before you begin the treatment will allow your dentist to select the best shade of porcelain or filling material for the job.

Drinking dark liquids often

Some stains can affect your teeth more than others. If you drink a lot of tea, coffee, red wine or any other dark liquid, your enamel will easily absorb these stains, making your teeth look darker in a less amount of time. Instead of waiting to whiten after your regular scale and clean, we recommend a touch up every 3-4 months instead if you drink dark liquids often.

Need to stock up on your whitening gel or schedule professional whitening treatment? Reach Purity Dental today at (03) 9540 8900 for high quality treatments and thorough assessments!