Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure. It lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Your dentist will use a safe whitening solution to brighten your smile.
Since tooth enamel is porous, it can stain easily and darken over time. Certain food and drinks can also impact the color of your teeth. Fortunately, you can maintain a beautiful white smile after your professional whitening treatment by following these tips.
Coffee, tea, wine, and soda can cause staining of the teeth, even after a professional teeth whitening procedure. If you do consume these drinks in moderation, try to sip them through a straw to keep the liquid away from your teeth. You can also be mindful of when and how you drink these items to limit exposure and keep them from sitting on your teeth for too long. Brushing your teeth immediately after consuming these beverages can also help to remove surface stains.
While enjoying the occasional sugary treat is fine, it's recommended to avoid foods or drinks that are exceptionally sugary, like candy, cake, and cookies. These can directly contribute to tooth decay and the development of plaque buildup on your teeth. If you can't completely avoid these foods and drinks, at least brush after consumption to reduce any surface stains caused by the sugar content.
Keeping up with regular checkups and cleanings at the dental office can help to maintain the results of your whitening treatment. You should also continue to practice good oral hygiene at home by brushing twice a day for two minutes each time, flossing daily, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash. You can also incorporate an oral health routine into your nightly bedtime ritual to brush your teeth before you go to bed and rinse them in the morning after you wake up in order to keep your smile looking and feeling great.
The acids in certain berries and dark-colored fruits can also harm your smile by causing discoloration on the surface of your teeth. Try to limit your intake of these sweet and delicious fruits before and after your teeth have been whitened. If you do eat one of these fruits, brush your teeth immediately afterward using a whitening toothpaste to ensure the best results possible.
We request you schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (435) 713-0096 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll be happy to help.
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