Reverse Stains, Yellowing & Discoloration

Teeth Whitening in Colorado Springs, CO

The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening

Stains, discoloration, and yellowing can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. The biggest benefit of teeth whitening from Tuttle Family Dentistry is that you can eliminate these issues and feel great about your smile once again.

With our advanced teeth whitening solutions, you can boost your self-confidence and appreciate your smile. You’ll feel proud and confident when smiling, laughing, speaking, and eating around other people, which can really improve your daily life. Contact us now to see if teeth whitening is right for you.

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Will Teeth Whitening Make My Teeth Sensitive?

Teeth whitening can make your teeth feel more sensitive for a few days, but this will go away relatively quickly. If your teeth feel sensitive, you can brush more gently and use a toothpaste like Sensodyne. You may also want to avoid very hot or cold foods until the sensitivity goes away.

If your teeth are sensitive before teeth whitening treatment, you should discuss this with Dr. Colt or Dr. Tuttle. They may need to adjust the intensity of your treatment to ensure your teeth do not feel overly-sensitive throughout the teeth whitening process.

How Long After Teeth Whitening Should I See Results?

This depends on what type of whitening treatment you are undergoing. If you have selected an in-office whitening, then you can expect to see immediate results by the end of your appointment. Your teeth can be lightened by up to 10 shades in a single hour-long session. 

However, you will see the full results within 24 hours. Since take-home whitening is a gradual whitening procedure that involves repeatedly whitening your teeth with trays every day for about 2 weeks, you will start to see results after a single use of your whitening trays but the final results will take longer than in-office whitening. 

If your dentist tells you to wear the trays each day for 2 weeks, then you can expect the final results to appear at the end of the two weeks. This is because the concentration of peroxide in the take-home whitening gel is much lower than what the dentist uses in-office. While we can produce very similar results, it just takes repeated applications over a longer period.

What Food Should I Avoid When Getting My Teeth Whitened?

After whitening your teeth, certain foods and drinks should be avoided so you don’t reintroduce stains to your freshly whitened teeth. Acidic foods and drinks cause enamel erosion, which increases your risk for stains. 

Soda, tea, coffee, and wine are all drinks that are big staining culprits. You should also avoid highly pigmented sauces, berries, and drinks. We recommend that you try to drink through a straw when drinking anything other than water. 

This can help limit the contact of staining drinks with your teeth. It can also help to rinse your mouth with water after eating. Stay hydrated and remember that you don’t have to completely cut out your favorite foods and drinks, just try to consume them in moderation.