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Whitening toothpaste is a great tool that can help you brighten the color of your teeth. However, oftentimes the paste only whitens the smile one to two shades. This might not be the result you’re looking for. However, there are things you can do to get the most out of your whitening toothpaste, and our dentist, Dr. Mark A. Osenieks, is happy to tell you all about them.

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

Second, brush and rinse after you consume something that can stain your smile. (Remember that it’s best to avoid these things in the first place). Brushing and rinsing can wash the staining particles away and reduce your chances of having even more tooth stains.

Do you have any questions or would you like to know more about how to get the most out of your whitening toothpaste in Grand Rapids, Michigan? If so, please contact Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC at (616) 453-0002 when you get the chance. Our dental team looks forward to hearing from and helping you!