What you should know about laser teeth whitening

Are you looking to have whiter teeth? A quick and easy process to achieve whiter teeth is through a laser teeth-whitening treatment. This treatment can be completed in just over an hour in our office.

The process for laser teeth whitening is simple. After ridding any plaque from your teeth and gums, a bleaching agent is applied with a laser. This laser allows the bleaching agent to penetrate the tooth enamel, giving you a whiter smile.

Choosing a laser teeth-whitening treatment over doing it yourself with an in-home treatment has three main benefits, including:

  • The laser teeth whitening treatment can be done in just one quick office visit
  • While a laser treatment will give you immediate results, in home treatments can take three to six months to see results
  • Home teeth whitening products simply cannot get rid of deep stains like a laser can

If you’d like to hear more about the laser teeth whitening process or find out if this process is right for you, give us a call at (207) 781-5900.

What to eat after a teeth-whitening process

Whether you have whitened your teeth at home or in the dentist’s office, you need to consider the foods you eat after a teeth-whitening procedure. After all, you want to keep that beautiful white smile for as long as possible.

There are actually some foods that many dentists recommend in order to avoid teeth staining. For example, certain fruits and vegetables, like apples, celery and carrot sticks, can actually cleanse your teeth as you eat. These food help produce more saliva that, in turn, helps counteract acids in the mouth. Dairy products, particularly hard cheeses, help fight cavities because of their lactic acid.

To avoid staining your newly whitened teeth, try to stay away from blackberries, soy sauce and red wine. These foods can stain teeth fairly quickly.

Paying attention to what you eat can truly help you maintain a brighter smile.