Well, finally, you did it. You visited your dentist to get in-office whitening treatment, and truly, your teeth have never looked excellent! Suddenly, all you like to do is smile all day to show off your pearly white teeth. But are you sure that your bright and shiny white teeth will stay for a long time?
Unfortunately, in-office teeth whitening treatments also fade over time, just like at-home procedures. So, you cannot guarantee that your teeth will always be this white. However, there are some tips that you can follow to make your pearly white teeth last longer.
Tips To Make Your Teeth Whitening Last Longer
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Maintaining good oral hygiene will help you to keep your smile looking bright and beautiful. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with doctor-prescribed whitening toothpaste and flossing at least once a day. However, good hygiene is not just about good oral habits. It is also about the tools you use. Make sure you are replacing your toothbrush every three months as this will ensure the best possible clean.
Drink Plenty of Water
Everyone knows that drinking lots of water is good for health, skin, and overall mood. However, it has added benefits for oral health. Water helps keep your mouth clean by washing away food particles, plaque, and other bacteria that could be set in your gum. It helps to wash the stain from enamel, ensuring a bright and shiny tooth for a longer time.
Avoid Food and Drinks That Stains
Certain foods and drinks can stain your teeth. Even if you immediately brush your teeth after consuming this stuff, it can still stain your teeth yellowish. So, if you wish to keep your teeth white after a professional tooth whitening treatment, it is best to avoid any stuff that can stain.
Here is a list of some foods and drinks that you must avoid –
- Soy sauce
- Tomatoes/citrus foods
- Blackberries/ blueberries
Use a straw if you still want to drink tea, coffee, or wine after teeth whitening treatment. This will help you to prevent staining.
Cigarettes contain nicotine and tar that stains the teeth yellowish. After several years of heavy smoking, your teeth can even turn from yellow to brown. It also possesses more serious concerns than just staining. Smoking causes gum infection, plaque, gum disease, and oral cancer. So, if you want your pearly white teeth to stay longer, quit smoking.
Visit Our Dentist Regularly
To maintain good oral health, you must not miss your appointments with our amazing dentist for regular cleaning and check-up. More frequent visits give our excellent dentist a chance to give you pearly whitening touch-ups that will keep your teeth looking gorgeous and healthy.
Schedule An Appointment for A Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment at Hoppers Crossing Family Dentist
At Hoppers Crossing Family Dentist, our caring dentists can help you get your dream smile by performing a professional tooth whitening treatment. We offer a safe and effective whitening treatment that will give you a bright, white smile without damaging your teeth. We also offer root canal treatment, sleep dentistry, IV sedation, and many more, apart from teeth whitening treatment. If you have any queries regarding the treatment procedures or need to make an emergency appointment, please call our office.
Hoppers Crossing Family Dentist
Address: 2 Baggott Dr, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
Phone Number: 03 9748 6552