We at Orthodontics on Silver Lake (OSL) wish our patients and their friends and families a fantastic holiday this year!
All through the year, we answer questions in the office about teeth whitening. It’s important to remember that what we do everyday has an impact on the color of our teeth, so
- Always remember to brush 2 minutes twice per day and floss daily
- Avoid dark beverages, or brush whenever you can after drinking them (this includes sodas, sports drinks, wines, etc.)
A recent meta analysis of home-applied teeth whitening products, similar to those we have available for our Dover, Smyrna, and Kent county patients, showed that 73% of people who whiten their teeth will experience a whitening that is 2 shades lighter than the placebo group. 20% of people will experience a whitening effect that is 5 shades lighter. Retreatment for 50% of people may be necessary in 6 months, to maintain this effect. (Niederman R. et al. “Effectiveness of dentist-prescribed, home-applied tooth whitening. A meta analysis”).
We offer 2 types of whitening products at OSL, and the results have been consistently good for our patients. Even those with braces can whiten their teeth while their braces are working to create their new smile! Our Teen Invisalign and Adult Invisalign patients follow a slightly different procedure, with consistent results as seen in the meta analysis. It helps that we at Orthodontics on Silver Lake have used this whitening product ourselves, so we can better help you have a successful experience. Call us today at 302-672-7776 to find out more about this cosmetic service we offer.
AND remember Dr. Steckel’s and Hermey’s advice: “Be nice-not naughty-to your teeth!”