If you’re wondering how to brighten your teeth effectively in time for the holidays, you’re in luck. There are now various dentist-approved things you can do to ensure your smile is sparkling white for your upcoming Christmas festivities and New Year’s parties.

Teeth whiteing for holidays

Ways to make your teeth white safely

To give yourself the gift of professional teeth whitening for Christmas, your first step is to consult with the dentist to confirm which of the below options is best for you. Many people are eligible for both as long as they do not have any pre-existing oral health condition or serious sensitivities.

In-Chair Teeth Whitening

Your dentist can help brighten your smile in just one appointment with a one-hour in-chair teeth whitening session. This is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment performed by your dentist using 40% hydrogen peroxide to brighten your smile!

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

These Home Teeth Whitening kits include a series of ten trays that are prefilled with a tooth whitening gel. You wear the trays over your teeth ten 10 days for approx. half an hour to an hour to get the results. Jacobson Dental uses the popular Opalescence Go kit which includes whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide and PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) to sensitise your teeth. Plus, it comes in great-tasting Mint and Melon flavours.

This is an easy, safe, and comfortable way to whiten your smile from the comfort of your own home. They are affordable ($250), efficient and easy to use. These kits are offered on their own and can also be used after in-chair teeth whitening to prolong your results and touch up your smile for years. These make for great Christmas Gifts!

A Diet and Lifestyle That Limits Staining

To ensure that your holiday teeth whitening lasts as long as possible, pay attention to your lifestyle to limit staining where you can.

Over the course of your ten days of bleaching avoid foods and drinks with dark pigments. This includes drinks like black tea or coffee, cola, red wine and even dark-coloured fruit juices. The same goes with foods if you consume high amounts of sauces like balsamic vinegar or soy sauce, tomato-based pasta sauces, deep-coloured curries.

Contact our Teeth Whitening Dentist in Bentleigh East

If you’re seeking teeth whitening in Bentleigh East, Jacobson Dental provides all of the above treatments. To learn more about professional teeth whitening, book a consultation with our team today or call us at (03) 8525 3875. After the whitening procedure, Dr Jacobson can touch up the look of your teeth with the use of composite resin bonding.