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If you’re working toward a whiter and brighter smile with whitening toothpaste, good for you! You should be able to brighten your teeth one or two shades. If you want more successful results, it’s best to talk to our dentist, Dr. Nathan Owens, about a professional whitening treatment. While you use your whitening paste, there are things you can do to get the best results possible. Our dental team is happy to tell you all about those things!

First, be patient. The whitening toothpaste typically takes several weeks to show results. So, don’t be discouraged when you don’t see whiter teeth after a week. Keep using the paste and don’t worry too much about the timeline required for the whiteness to appear. Also, remember that you can undo your whitening progress by consuming dark foods and beverages and by using tobacco. So, try to avoid these things as much as possible.

Second, brush and rinse immediately after you consume a stain-causing food or beverage, if you happen to have one. Brushing and rinsing can reduce the effects those foods and drinks have on your tooth enamel. If you don’t brush and rinse immediately after consuming them, there is a good chance your enamel will be covered with even more stains.

Call Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 931-363-1388 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to get the most out of your whitening toothpaste in Pulaski, Tennessee. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!