How to Maintain My Teeth Whitening Results?
Arm yourself with useful tips for keeping your smile looking it’s best after professional teeth whitening.
Whether you decided to brighten your smile before your wedding day or you were just sick and tired of dental stains, professional teeth whitening from your Chatham cosmetic dentists Dr. Domenic Riccobono and Dr. Vicki Cohn was the answer you were looking for. You said goodbye to dull, yellowing teeth and now have a brilliant smile that you can’t help but show off. But if you want to keep your smile looking its best then you need to take the necessary steps to ensure that your results last. Find out how:
Eat for Your Smile
Have you ever bitten into a juicy strawberry just to stain your white t-shirt? Just as a white t-shirt can easily show stains caused by food, so too can your teeth. Even the healthiest enamel can absorb color from certain foods and drinks, which can take a toll on the color of your smile. If you want your whitening results to last then remove these items from your diet:
- Tea and coffee
- Sports drinks
- Dark sodas
- Berries and jams
- Tomato sauce, soy sauce, and other dark condiments
Improve your oral care regime
Skimping out on proper oral hygiene is like expecting to shed weight by eating pizza and dessert. If you already put in the time and money to get in-office teeth whitening then you’ll want to make sure you are getting the most of our treatment. This means brushing at least twice a day, or preferably after each meal. Also, don’t forget that flossing is a crucial part of any good oral regime. Floss at least once a day before brushing to keep your smile looking its best.
Use at-home whitening products
Sure these commercial products might not have given you the actual results you wanted for your smile in the beginning, but if you already have the whiter results you want from professional teeth whitening from your Chatham dentist then using these products will only serve to fight new surface stains and prevent other stains from forming.
While all of these steps will certainly go a long way to promoting a whiter smile longer, nothing is as important as seeing your Chatham dentists every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. Our deep cleanings can help to remove plaque, tartar and minor surface stains, so call Countryside Dental today to schedule your next appointment.