Get your teeth whitening done before you go on vacation!

Get a teeth whitening before you go on vacationYou’re going on vacation, which can include destination weddings,  and you’re choosing what to pack. Warm weather? T-shirts, shorts, and if you’re inclined to diving into a pool or the ocean, a swimsuit. You want sunscreen too, so that you don’t come back home all red and peeling. Cold weather areas? Thermal clothes, gloves, jackets, hand warmers. Oh… and you want to take your best smile with you too. There are going to be a ton of photos taken and you don’t want to look at them later and wince at how stained your teeth look. You’ve packed your travel bag, but should you make an appointment to go see your dentist for a teeth whitening so that you can dazzle everyone around you with your white teeth? Here’s a few things for you to consider.

Tooth Sensitivity

There’s always the risk of having sensitive teeth after a whitening session. That can really cut into your sipping a cold drink while poolside on the cruise ship or on the beach. If you’re in a cold climate, then it would put a damper on your drinking a hot chocolate in the ski lodge. You may be the lucky one and be able to avoid that, but there’s no guarantee that will be the case. It’s just something for you to consider. Your vacation is supposed to be relaxing, so if you know that you’re prone to sensitive teeth or gums, you might want to hold off on the teeth whitening until another time or make the appointment at least two weeks before you go to allow for the sensitivity and irritation to subside. If you prefer the at-home method, start a couple of months beforehand.After all, you want to make the people around you smile too, not grumpy.


You may not be able to get the results that you want in enough time before your vacation. That can be solved though – if you’ve had a recent teeth whitening, you can go and have outstanding results in one visit. It just depends on how long you’ve waited to have it done. If you’re going for the first time ever and your vacation is in a couple of days, then you’re not going to achieve what you want. It’s all about doing research beforehand and allowing for enough time. These dentists are professionals but they aren’t magicians who can give you the mouth that you want with the wave of a wand.

Home Vs. Professional

Sure, you may decide that you’d rather do the teeth whitening at home. Don’t buy a kit the day before and expect miracle results. Yes, even though the commercials seemed to show that person with teeth as yellow as a New York cab with white teeth in the seeming blink of an eye. You need to plan in advance – this is not a seat-of-your pants decision. Otherwise you’re going to be very disappointed.

Are you going on vacation and want to have your teeth whitened? Go see Dr. Robert Trager, also known as the JFK Dentist. He’ll get you on a tooth-whitening plan that’ll have you be the talk of whatever your destination is on your travels. Go ahead, make your appointment. Your smile deserves the best treatment.