How Often Should I Whiten My Teeth?

At-home teeth whitening with strips or trays can be done every four to six months to help maintain optimal results. However, you can reduce the number of times you will need to perform touch-ups by taking proper care of your teeth in between sessions.

You can help extend your teeth whitening results by brushing after every meal, drinking coffee, tea, and other dark beverages through a straw, avoiding foods with artificial colors, reducing sugar intake, and visiting our office for professional cleanings every six months. Choosing our professional teeth whitening services over store-bought alternatives will also help ensure more pleasing and long-lasting outcomes.

What About Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is possible with teeth whitening. This is true for both store-bought and customized options. However, whitening your teeth under the supervision of our experienced dentists can help reduce your risks for sensitivity by ensuring your teeth are in a suitable condition for whitening before you begin. Issues such as tooth decay and enamel erosion must be dealt with before you whiten to help guard against severe or lasting discomfort.

The take-home teeth whitening kits provided by Wood Creek Dental contain customized application trays that hold professional-strength whitening solution fast to your teeth. Having customized trays helps to ensure all the teeth in your mouth are consistently whitened while also helping to prevent the solution from seeping onto gums and soft oral tissue. This allows our kits to produce reliably pleasing outcomes while significantly reducing risks for discomfort.

The frequency with which you whiten your teeth will directly impact how sensitive your teeth become as well. Utilizing professional services, like those offered at our two comfortable South Carolina offices, can help reduce the amount of time you need to bleach your teeth and further reduce your risks for heightened sensitivity.

Our Cosmetic Services

In addition to teeth whitening, we offer several cosmetic services that can improve the color, shape, and overall appearance of your teeth. During your next visit, we can discuss options for stand-alone and combination services that might be useful in helping you reach your goals.

Please call the Greenville office of Wood Creek Dental at 864-288-5300 or our Landrum office at 864-457-3425 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists. We welcome patients from Spartanburg, Hendersonville, and all nearby South Carolina and North Carolina communities.


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