Loving That Bright Smile! The Benefits of Teeth Whitening and…What to Avoid!

“When You’re Smiling, The Whole World Smiles With You.” -Frank Sinatra

A radiant smile can transform an entire day – from opening doors to new opportunities…to enhancing interpersonal interactions…to brightening someone else’s day! 

At LUMIERE Dental Spa in Quincy, Massachusetts, we specialize in transforming smiles with our professional teeth whitening services. Discover how our treatments can boost your smile’s confidence and leave a lasting impression.

So, How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening at LUMIERE Dental Spa is designed to safely lift stains and brighten your smile using advanced dental techniques. Our expert team works only with the highest quality bleaching agents to penetrate the porous surface of your enamel and break down discolored molecules, resulting in a whiter and brighter appearance. This procedure can be customized to suit your dental sensitivity and desired results, ensuring comfort, but most importantly, maximum results for your smile! 

Did You Know There Are Psychological Benefits to Having Whiter Teeth?

As the old Sinatra song goes…”When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” A whiter smile is not just about aesthetics; it’s about feeling good in your skin. Enhancing your smile can lead to greater self-esteem and social confidence, impacting personal and professional relationships positively. Data shows that patients often report a significant boost in their overall happiness and quality of life after their teeth whitening treatments.

What Foods and Drinks to Avoid After My Treatment?

A bright smile is worth the effort! To maintain the best effects of your whitening treatment, it’s important to avoid certain foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, here’s a peek at our LUMIERE short list with a few tips from our team!

  • Coffee and Tea: Yup, we love them too. But, both contain tannins that can cause color compounds to stick to your teeth. Our LUMIERE team tip: Just try to use a straw. You can still enjoy these pick-me-up cups of coffee and tea without as much damage to your teeth.
  • Red Wine: This one is a biggie because red wine is known for its deep color and acidity, red wine can lead to significant staining. White wine, champagne, sparkling water – all good alternatives for that mega-watt smile!
  • Berries: We would never rain on your berry parade! They are anti-oxidant heroines! But, blueberries, blackberries, and other dark-colored berries can deposit staining agents on your teeth. Our LUMIERE hot tip: Make yours a Smoothie! Blend and mix your berries well with a little nut milk, water or ice – and drink all that healthy goodness through a straw!
  • Soy Sauce and Balsamic Vinegar: Well, these are two dark liquids with really strong color pigments that can adhere to tooth enamel. So, try to be mindful over your next sushi boat platter or Caprese salad drizzle. 

Tips on Maintaining That Bright, White Smile After Treatment:

Maintaining your newly whitened smile requires ongoing care, and we are here to help: 

  • Routine Cleaning: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and consider using a whitening toothpaste once a week to remove surface stains.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Schedule regular check-ups and cleanings at LUMIERE Dental Spa to keep your smile looking its best. Professional cleanings absolutely help remove plaque and surface stains effectively.
  • Immediate Rinsing: If you slip up and consume high-stain foods or drinks (we support that trip to Napa Valley!) try to rinse your mouth with water after indulging to reduce the potential for stains.
  • Quit Smoking, PLEASE: Tobacco can yellow your teeth; quitting will help keep your teeth bright and healthy, not to mention the other health benefits quitting can bring.
  • Schedule Touch-Up Treatments: Depending on your lifestyle and personal habits, occasional touch-up treatments might be necessary. Consult with our LUMIERE team to determine the appropriate schedule for your unique smile.

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to enhance your smile, and if we’re being honest, to enhance your entire face and the energy you bring. At LUMIERE Dental Spa, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain the most dazzling smile through our premium whitening treatments. Your best smile is just an appointment away!

Ready to light up your smile with professional teeth whitening? Contact LUMIERE Dental Spa today to schedule your consultation and learn more about our customized treatments tailored just for you.

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