Ron Nourian DDS
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Get The Most Out of Your Teeth Whitening

You’ve finally decided to see a dentist about whitening your teeth. You’ve made the appointment, had your teeth cleaned prior, and are ready for the dazzling results that only a professional treatment can promise.

Now that your teeth are multiple shades brighter, you can take a few simple steps to keep them whiter — for longer — without making extra trips to the dentist.

Drink Through a Straw

Dark liquids are some of the worst sources of tooth stain. If you want to enjoy a glass of iced tea or soda now and then, consider drinking it through a straw. This can help the stain particles fly right past your front teeth!

Touch Up After Your Cleanings

We recommend boosting your whitening by wearing your trays and gel for three to seven days after your routine dental cleanings. Since our hygienist or dentist in Sherman Oaks will have polished away any buildup that developed between your visits, this is one of the best times to re-vamp your smile’s brightness.

Store Your Gel in the Refrigerator

Your prescription grade whitening gel can last for a long time. It lasts even longer when you store it in a cool, dry place. Namely, your refrigerator. This prevents the molecular breakdown so that the gel works hard every time you use it. If you tend to not go through much of the product, this is the best way to store it between your touch-up visits.

Remember, it’s best to have your teeth whitened before undergoing other types of treatments — like fillings or crowns — so that your new restorations can match your natural enamel. For further information or to schedule your whitening appointment please contact Ron Nourian DDS at (818) 986-7531 or visit