How to keep your teeth white after whitening

You likely love the results that have come from your teeth whitening treatment at Forestwood Dental. No matter if you used at-home trays, over-the-counter products, or visited a dentist in a dental office, you felt much happier with your appearance after the treatment. You walked away smiling from ear to ear knowing that the stains were gone and your teeth were more attractive.

No matter which option you went with to whiten your teeth, though, you do realize that the results aren’t permanent. The great news is that you can take steps to make the whitening treatment last as long as possible. Here are a few simple tips you can use after whitening your teeth to prevent them from getting stained.

Combine Your Approach to Teeth Whitening

In order to get the best results from a teeth whitening treatment, it is usually best to visit a dentist’s office. Dentists have access to teeth whitening products that are more powerful than what you would find over-the-counter. When you have an in office whitening session, you can walk away with your teeth looking several shades whiter than what you would get if you did a treatment at home.

After your in office whitening session, it is helpful to use customized trays and whitening solutions at home in order to maintain your initial results for as long as possible. Your dentist will be able to recommend the best treatment that you can use at home following your whitening treatment in the dentist’s office.

Keep Your Teeth Bright and White after a Whitening Session

In addition to following the instructions provided by your dentist to use the whitening solution and trays, there are other steps you can take to maintain your beautiful smile. These tips will not whiten your teeth, but they can be used as preventative measures to reduce the likelihood that your teeth will become stained again.

Avoid using tobacco or smoking. Do not drink beverages that are known to stain the teeth, like tea, coffee, and wine. Drink a lot of water throughout the day and rinse your mouth right after drinking or eating. Use a straw if you decide to drink acidic beverages.

There are foods that are known to clean the teeth and help prevent stains. Regularly eat strawberries, celery, apples, and leafy greens to have white teeth and healthy body.

Keep Your Teeth White by Maintaining Your Smile

Practice good oral health care in order to keep your smile as healthy as possible. Some of the simple habits that you should be performing each day in order to maintain optimal oral health include brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day to prevent the buildup of plaque.

You might find it helpful to carry a toothbrush and toothpaste in your purse or bag. This will allow you to brush your teeth after meals while you are at work or on the go.

Follow the schedule laid out by your Forestwood dentists for regular cleanings and checkups. Having your teeth cleaned and polished by our professionals will go a long way in helping you to maintain healthy and white teeth. The dental hygienist will polish areas of your teeth that will remove surface stains. This helps to avoid discoloration of the teeth. The dentist will be able to offer personalized recommendations that will keep your teeth in the best condition possible.

Following all of these tips will help you maintain a white smile that makes you look gorgeous and feel confident.