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Tips for Extending Your Teeth Whitening Results Marietta, GA

Tips for Extending Your Teeth Whitening Results

Teeth Whitening Marietta GA

It’s nearly impossible to find an adult with naturally pure white teeth. Not only does the aging process cause our teeth to dull or yellow, but countless foods and drinks we consume can darken our smile over time. This is why professional teeth whitening is marked as the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective means of creating a brighter smile, and it is more affordable and quicker than placing veneers or using composite bonding on multiple teeth.

Protecting Your Teeth Whitening Investment

While professional teeth whitening is considered an easy and affordable option, it is still an investment and sacrifice of your time that needs to be protected. Teeth whitening is temporary, so taking measures to extend the lifespan of your results is important. The same factors that caused your teeth to discolor before your whitening treatment can discolor them afterwards. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you are retaining your brilliant smile for as long as possible after your professional teeth whitening treatment with your dentist:

#1 Avoid foods and sauces with deep-tinted ingredients. Turmeric, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar are some of the sneaky ingredients that sabotage your teeth whitening results. If you can’t stay away, consider eating a piece of cheese first to help coat and protect your teeth from staining ingredients.

#2 Use a straw with beverages that stain. Red wine, coffee and tea are common culprits to a dingy smile. When possible, drink these beverages through a straw to help keep liquids from touching the front surfaces of your teeth.

#3 Be mindful of acidic foods and beverages. Even foods and beverages that aren’t particularly dark can discolor your teeth. If it is highly acidic, the enamel or surface of your teeth can be impacted and the risk of yellowing increases.

#4 Rinse with water often. When it comes to keeping white teeth, water is your friend. Take sips of water often and immediately after eating to help wash away staining substances before they have a chance to settle into your teeth.

#5 Stay away from abrasive toothpaste or stiff-bristled toothbrushes. While brushing is a vital part of keeping your teeth white, you should use a dentist-recommended toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush that won’t scratch or damage your teeth.

Scheduling Your Teeth Whitening

Even with the above-mentioned precautions, you will likely need another round of teeth whitening in the future. At Gilreath Dental Associates, we offer proven options in professional whitening technology, and we are committed to helping you go as long as possible between treatment sessions. Call today to schedule your KöR Teeth Whitening!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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