Our professionals work closely with patients who are interested in brightening their smiles and help them find a way to achieve the results they desire. Discoloration of the smile can have a negative impact on the overall appearance of the teeth, and whitening products available in the local drugstore rarely provide satisfactory results. Instead, our dentists encourage patients to ask about professional teeth whitening options and discuss aftercare instructions.
After patients have had their teeth whitened in our office, it is important that they follow certain recommendations to not only improve the results but to maintain them as long as possible. Patients will need to follow aftercare instructions given by Drs. Forest Christopher Port and J. Kory Garretson.
Avoid foods that may stain the teeth, including dark chocolates, soy sauce, and red meat for 24 hours after treatment.
Avoid drinks that may stain the teeth, including coffee, tea, dark sodas, and red wine for 24 hours after treatment.
Avoid smoking for 24 hours after treatment as this will stain the teeth; some use of an electronic cigarette is okay if needed.
Avoid toothpastes and mouthwashes that have red or blue coloring for 24 hours after treatment.
Brush and floss the teeth as normal.
Maintain routine dental cleanings and examinations as before to monitor oral health and wellness and determine when more whitening needs to be completed to maintain results.
Use whitening toothpastes which have bleaching agents to reduce staining on the teeth to maintain the results of professional whitening longer.
Use straws whenever possible to keep beverages from staining the teeth.
Avoid lipsticks that don’t smudge, as these can end up on the surfaces of the teeth and result in staining and discoloration on the tooth enamel.
Patients who do not have restorations in their smiles such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or fillings may benefit from professional teeth whitening services in our practice. These dental restorations will not respond to whitening services, causing these restorations (that once matched) to stand out as dark. Patients serious about whitening their smile for good may want to discuss with their dentist the possibility of having their restorations replaced to match their newly whitened smile. This will add overall cost, but may be a wise investment for many of our patients.
Why not over-the-counter products?
The professional whitening products used at the Asheville Smile Center are highly concentrated for faster and longer-lasting results. Many patients who have tried over-the-counter whitening products in the oral care aisle may have been unhappy with the results they achieved. Drs. Forest Christopher Port and J. Kory Garretson encourages patients to learn about what makes professional whitening products a smarter investment in achieving a beautiful smile with either our in-home whitening kits with highly concentrated bleaching gels or our in-office power bleaching methods. With the care and attention of our dental staff, patients can achieve a whiter, brighter smile using quality materials and reduce their chances of experiencing sensitivity afterwards.
Learn about aftercare instructions and ways to maintain the results from professional teeth whitening
Call the office of the Asheville Smile Center at (828) 585-4049 or visit personally at 600 Julian Lane, Suite 610 to schedule your appointment. Dr. Forest Christopher Port and J. Kory Garretson provides solutions for patients who are interested in improving the beauty and health of their smiles. We welcome patients in and around the area of Arden, NC to connect with us and find out how we can enhance their smiles and improve common dental concerns such as stained and discolored tooth enamel.
Dr. Christopher Port is a full-time practicing dentist in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2007,Dr. Port founded the Asheville Smile Center, a dental practice dedicated to helping patients achieve a lifetime of dental health and beautiful smiles.
5 Dr - Chris Port. Reviewed by - NC Larry "I highly recommend Dr. Port and my hygienist, Beth. Both are very knowledgeable and very personable. The entire staff makes a trip to the dentist a more enjoyable experience. Love the cookies!"
"Dr. Chris Port, Asheville esthetic dentist and smile rejuvenator, recently signed a publishing deal with CelebrityPress, a leading health book publishing company along with other leading dental professionals from across the country to release the book, "More Than A Mouthful."