Things to Consider After Teeth Whitening
We advise you that in some cases, a certain tooth sensitivity may occur during or shortly after the whitening treatment. This feeling is temporary and reversible within a few hours after the end of the treatment∙ The patient may experience tenderness. These sensitivities are temporary. They disappear in a maximum of 1-2 days. Painkillers can be used if needed for the first one or two days.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFTER TREATMENT:
In order to achieve maximum results from the treatment performed, it is important to reduce the consumption of the following within and after 48 hours of application of the whitening gel:
- Extreme cold or heat should be avoided for the first few days.
- Products with dark colors such as cigarettes, tea, coffee, chocolate, red wine, cherry, caramel, cola, tomato paste should not be used for at least 3-4 days after the end of the process.
- Cigarettes, pipes, cigars and chewable tobacco
- Vegetables such as beets
- The use of whitening toothpaste will also prolong the whitening effect. Toothpastes or tooth powders containing abrasives should never be used.
DURATION OF THE EFFECT OF WHITENING:
The whitening results are very stable, but depending on the lifestyle and dietary habits, it may be necessary to resort to refreshing treatments periodically.
- Abrasive products cause both discoloration and sensitivity after a certain period of time.
- The effect of whitening is maintained for a long time in patients who should brush their teeth at least twice a day, have regular check-ups for 6 months, do not smoke and do not consume excessive tea and coffee.
- In patients who do not comply with these rules, there may be a return, and as a result of the return, re-whitening can be performed.