How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

Smile! Your newly whitened teeth look great. Now, it’s your responsibility to keep them looking that way. To safeguard your winning smile, you must follow certain maintenance procedures.

The dental professionals at Fresh Dental Care in Houston want you to have white teeth for as long as possible. After we whiten your teeth, we teach you how to extend the results. Here are some tips for extending the results of your teeth whitening. 

Avoid staining foods

Steer clear of foods and beverages that stain. These include:

Bright berries, such as blueberries, are great for your overall health, but they quickly stain whitened teeth. However, we think their nutritional value outweighs their staining power, especially if you follow the next tip. 

Rinse 

Each time you eat or drink something that can stain your teeth, rinse your teeth after with water or mouthwash. This quick action is a must when you’re trying to maintain the results of teeth whitening. Staining foods and drinks will coat your teeth and can sink into your enamel. The next thing you know, you’ve got dull teeth again. So, make sure you rinse your teeth soon after a meal or snack.  

Use straws 

Drinking through a straw can bypass your teeth and prevent staining. If some staining drinks escape into your mouth, rinse quickly.

Don’t smoke

We’ve got plenty of reasons why you shouldn’t smoke or chew tobacco products, and we’re adding teeth staining to the list. Cigarette tar and nicotine will quickly undo any whitening efforts. 

Brush 

Tooth decay and gum disease are the top reasons for brushing your teeth. Maintaining your newly white teeth is another reason to maintain good oral hygiene. You should brush your teeth every morning and evening, floss once a day, and rinse as often as possible.  

Professional cleanings

To maintain your Hollywood smile, keep up with twice-yearly cleanings, so we can provide your teeth with a professional-grade cleaning and polishing.

If you follow these easy tips, you can extend the life of your teeth whitening. When your teeth begin to dull again, you can return for a follow-up whitening.

To learn more about teeth whitening and how you can extend its fabulous results, you can schedule an appointment at Fresh Dental Care by calling 281-400-1111, or by sending us an email message.

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