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When Should I Start Teeth Whitening Treatment for an Event?

April 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — amburgeydental @ 9:16 pm
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Are you getting ready for a special event—whether it’s a wedding, job interview, or reunion? While you’re preparing what you’ll wear to the occasion, you might also be considering teeth whitening treatment. With the cosmetic benefits, you’ll be able to show off a beautiful and confident smile for a long time. But now you’re wondering: “how close to an event should I whiten my teeth?” Read on to learn about the treatment, when you should start it, and how to maintain the results!

How Can I Whiten My Teeth?

Most people might be tempted to buy OTC whitening products from their local store. While these are convenient, they won’t offer the same professional-grade bleaching agents as your dentist will. With their help, they can provide an in-office treatment that’ll brighten your pearly whites by eight shades in just one hour! Your dentist can also offer a custom take-home kit so you can whiten your smile at your own convenience.

When Should I Start Whitening Treatment?

Now that you know how effective teeth whitening treatment can be, it’s time to plan when you should begin it. You’ll want to make sure to enhance your pearly whites ahead of time, but you also won’t want to get them too closely to the event. This is because you’ll need to allow enough time for your whitening results to settle. For this reason, it’s best to start your treatment a couple weeks before an occasion to ensure your smile is at its whitest.

How Do I Preserve My Whitening Results?

While your teeth whitening procedure will significantly brighten your smile, maintaining their shine will help you make the most of them. One of the main preventive measures is to keep away from heavily pigmented foods and drinks—like tea, coffee, soda, or red wine. If you must get whitening treatment earlier or can’t completely avoid stain-causing beverages, then you can always try drinking with a straw.

By whitening your teeth two weeks ahead of an event and maintaining its shine until then, you’ll be able to fully enjoy an amazing smile when the time comes! Consult your dentist about your treatment, and they’ll work to schedule your appointment accordingly.  

About the Author

Dr. Steven E. Amburgey has provided outstanding, comprehensive, and modern dental care for over 15 years. He earned his dental doctorate from the West Virginia University Dental School and now regularly participates in continuing education to keep his expertise up-to-date. He offers multiple advanced treatments to improve your pearly whites—including KOR teeth whitening. If you’d like to plan a whitening procedure for a future event, feel free to visit our website or call 276-258-5568.

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