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Are you hoping to whiten your smile with whitening toothpaste? If so, way to work toward a smile you love! Unfortunately, whitening toothpaste will only whiten your teeth one to two shades. A professional whitening treatment is the best way to go if you want top-notch results. However, whitening toothpaste can still benefit you. So, to help you get the most out of your whitening toothpaste, our dentist, Dr. Steven Oshins, is happy to give you some tips.

First, be patient. Your whitening toothpaste won’t show results for several weeks. So, don’t get discouraged after a week when you can’t see the change in the color of your tooth enamel. It’s also important to remember that you can undo the whitening process by eating and drinking stain-causing foods and beverages (like dark berries, coffee, and soda) and by using tobacco. It’s best to avoid these things as much as possible.

Second, brush and rinse if you do end up having a food or drink that can stain your smile. Brushing and rinsing can reduce the effects those products have on your smile. If you don’t brush and rinse immediately after, there is a good chance your teeth will become stained even deeper.

To learn more about how you can get the most out of your whitening toothpaste in Schenectady, New York, or to schedule a whitening treatment at Oshins Of Smiles, please contact our dental team at 518-356-5635 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you in any way we can!