Teeth Whitening Aftercare Tips
How to maintain your teeth after whitening?
Have you just whitened your teeth, going through the process of teeth whitening or you might be planning to whiten your teeth in the future? Here are some helpful tips in maintaining your bright smile after Canberra teeth whitening so you can smile with confidence.
Avoid Eating or Drinking Staining Foods
After your whitening treatment, avoid strongly coloured beverages such as:
• Red wine
• Dark coloured sauces
• Pigmented berries (blueberry, raspberry etc)
Or any foods or drinks that would stain a white T-shirt for at least 48 hours after teeth whitening Canberra treatment. Of course, it is very difficult to avoid eating and drinking substances that may stain so if you find that you do, drink water afterwards to help wash away the beverages/food of your teeth can help.
The best you can avoid these foods or minimise the impact these foods have your teeth can help keep your teeth white for longer.
Drinking water throughout the day can help remove debris and particles that stain your teeth. It can help to prevent dry mouth, that may also lead to bad breath.
Smoking or using tobacco products is can rapidly discolour or re-stain your teeth.
Tobacco staining accumulates on the enamel surface of the tooth, causing the teeth to discolour. Smokers may find that they will require more professional teeth whitening sessions or touch ups to maintain a white smile, when compared to others who do not use tobacco products.
It is recommended to quit smoking or chewing, not only to improve your overall health but to keep your teeth white.
The removal of plaque and build up from your teeth will help maintain their whiteness and prevent staining.
• Brushing twice a day every day
• Flossing at least once a day
• Consider using whitening toothpaste for a week or 2 at a time. This can be used as a touch up, removing any surface stains that may build up.
Top Up Kits
If you are considering in chair whitening, or have had in chair whitening performed. It may be worthwhile to consider a take home Philips Zoom whitening kit to help you maintain your white teeth after the initial whitening process.
Regular Dental Visits
The most effective way to maintain your teeth after whitening is regularly seeing your dentist Canberra for a check-up and teeth cleaning. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned will help remove the stubborn stains and calculus that you are unable to remove at home. Making it easier for you to maintain your white smile.