Professional Teeth Surrey: Use the Right Toothpaste to Prolong Results

September 9

Want a brighter, more beautiful smile almost instantly? Simply Smile offers professional teeth whitening in Surrey. LED laser teeth whitening is a proven process where we apply safe, efficacious whitening agents to the teeth and then activate key ingredients using state-of-the-art LED equipment. Working with our highly trained hygienists, patients achieve visibly brighter teeth, typically between 2-20 shades, in about an hour. 

Results last anywhere from six months to three years, depending on individual habits and hygiene. However, the right products can keep you smiling brighter—longer.

Best oral hygiene practices

It’s important to note that professional teeth whitening is no substitute for daily oral hygiene. While regular brushing and flossing may never yield a whiter than white Instagram-worthy smile, they’re essential to keeping teeth healthy and strong.

Fortunately, a good daily oral hygiene routine is pretty basic:

  • Brush 2-3 times 
  • Floss once
  • Rinse with a mouthwash after brushing

Teeth Whitening Products

For clients who have had teeth whitening and want to prolong the results, our advice is to look OTC—or over the counter. The pastes, gums, rinses, and strips that promise whitening effects DO deliver, but not to the same scale as working with a dentist or hygienist. OTC products typically get teeth 1-2 shades brighter, but it can take weeks to see the results. However, incorporating them into daily oral care after professional teeth whitening can keep new stains from setting, so smiles stay brighter—longer.

5 Top Rated Whitening Toothpastes

One of our favourite OTC products is whitening toothpaste, a fantastic supplement to professional teeth whitening. Toothpaste works to effectively list away stains without damaging delicate surface enamel. However, abrasive formulas should be used sparingly and with caution. Here are five products sure to leave you smiling.

Colgate Total Whitening

Colgate is a pillar in oral dental hygiene, readily available in most stores. Try this as a budget-friendly boost to prolong the effects of whitening.

hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

Activated charcoal is mildly abrasive and works well against surface staining but should intermittently with a sensitive toothpaste. With ingredients like fresh mint and coconut oil, this formula tastes excellent and fights bad breath. You don’t have to use a lot—a pea-sized amount will do. If you use charcoal toothpaste in the morning, switch to a sensitive gum formula in the afternoon and evening. Less is more.

Crest Pro-Health Gum and Sensitivity

Whitening pastes are rarely gentle, but this scientifically proven formulation pulls it off. Although the whitening effect isn’t as pronounced, it still works to keep teeth white post-treatment without irritating sensitive gums.

Colgate Optic White Advanced

Hydrogen and abrasives make this a super-effective formula. Still, like charcoal, any abrasive toothpaste should be used intermittently with a sensitive gum formulation to minimize the potential to irritate gums and scratch away at the enamel.

Tom’s Simply White Clean Mint

As a trusted name in natural care, we love how Tom’s delivers on its whitening promises without harsh chemicals. It’s mild and minty without the heavy lather, making it an excellent option for people who don’t love a mouth full of foam.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Surrey

Although OTC whitening products cannot deliver the same results as our professional in-office teeth whitening in Surrey, they’re an effective way to prolong the results. For all our different clients, including brides, models, and actors, who want to extend the effects of teeth whitening, the answer is as simple as visiting the drug store. We look forward to making your smile a little brighter this fall. Don’t forget: we offer 25% off teeth whitening when you schedule dental cleaning—because the best smiles are beautiful and healthy.

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