Following your professional teeth whitening treatment, you’ll want to keep your smile looking bright! Here are a few tips on how to keep your teeth sparkling white for longer.
Thoroughly Brush & Floss
Brushing and flossing regularly and sufficiently is key to keeping your teeth white. A good oral hygiene routine will help you remove surface stains and keep them from setting in. It's important to brush your teeth twice a day every day, for two minutes at a time, and floss your teeth at least once daily.
Make sure to that you brush thoroughly. Gently brush each of the four quadrants of your mouth, and continue until you have completed two full minutes of brushing. You might find that an electric toothbrush with a round, rotating head will help with this process. Some models of electric toothbrushes come with built in timers to let you know when the two minutes have passed.
Avoid Dark-Coloured Foods and Drinks
Dark, pigmented foods or drinks can cause tooth discolouration over time. Coffee, tea, dark berries and even spices like curry, should be consumed in moderation if you're aiming to avoid staining your teeth.
Next time, before you light up consider your teeth. Smoking can discolour teeth like nothing else, turning them yellow or even brown over time. To keep your smile sparkling white, throw those cigarettes in the garbage!
Occasional Touch Ups
The effects of your whitening treatment may wear off over time. If this happens, you may want to consider doing a touch up. You can re-use the whitening trays you already have, all you need to do is to order some more of the whitening solution from your dentist.