Once you've had professional teeth whitening done on your smile, you’ll want to keep it looking bright! Here are a few tips on how to keep your smile white after teeth whitening treatment.
Brush & Floss Thoroughly
To keep your teeth white, brushing and flossing regularly is key. Your oral hygiene routine will help you remove surface stains from your teeth and keep those stains from setting in. You should brush your teeth twice a day, every day, for two minutes at a time, and floss your teeth at least once daily.
Be really thorough. Gently brush all four quadrants of your mouth, and continue to brush until you have completed two full minutes. You may find an electric toothbrush with a round, rotating head really helps with this process. Many electric toothbrushes come with built in timers to let you know when your two minutes are up.
Avoid Dark-Coloured Foods and Drinks
Dark, pigmented foods or drinks can cause tooth discolouration over time. Dark berries, coffee, tea, and even spices like curry, should be consumed in moderation in order to avoid the risk of staining your teeth.
If you need another reason to quit smoking, consider your teeth. Smoking discolours teeth like nothing else, turning them yellow or even brown over time.
To keep your smile sparkling white, toss those cigarettes in the trash!
Occasional Touch Ups
Over time, the effects of your whitening treatment will begin to wear off a bit. When this happens, it may be time for a touch up. You can re-use the whitening trays you already have, and just order some more of the whitening solution from your dentist.