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Troy, MI 48085
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Posts for: May, 2015

By Rochester Dental
May 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Teeth Whitening Millions of dental patients want a whiter and brighter smile, and they know that scheduling an in-office whitening treatment is the way to go for fast and effective results. One question that patients sometimes ask the dentists at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI is “how long does it take to recover after you have a teeth whitening procedure?” Learn the answer to this question as well as what to expect when you go in for this popular cosmetic treatment.

Getting Your Teeth Whitened
There  are  countless tooth whitening products available in stores that may provide moderate results after weeks of continuous use. But when  time  is of the essence and you need reliable results, having your teeth whitened at the dentist’s office is your best bet. It’s a relatively quick procedure that can be completed in about an hour.

Recovery Time
Since having your teeth whitened only involves applying a high-powered whitening gel to the surface of the teeth, there isn’t much of a recovery time required after your appointment at Rochester Dental in Troy. However, it is strongly suggested that you wait a few days before eating food that could stain your teeth again. This includes tomato sauces, raspberries, coffee, tea and wine. After your teeth are whitened, the pores open and are more receptive to getting stained.

How to Ensure Long-Lasting Results
It’s possible to have whiter teeth for several years after an in-office whitening appointment. Here are a few simple tips for long-lasting results:

  • Prioritize at-home dental care; brush twice per day and floss at least once per day.
  • See your dentist twice yearly for professional cleanings.
  • Avoid eating dark-colored foods as much as possible.
  • Drink beverages with a straw.
  • Gargle and rinse often with a whitening mouthwash. 

Schedule an Appointment for In-Office Whitening Today
When you see your teeth after a whitening appointment with your dentist, the only thing that will likely be on your mind is how beautiful your smile looks. Schedule a visit to Rochester Dental in Troy MI by calling (248) 528-0700 today.