How to keep your white smile for longer

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The feeling you get after having your teeth professionally whitened is amazing. You are filled with the confidence to show off your new and improved smile.

You want to keep your teeth this dazzling for as long as you can, but how do you do this? In this article, we will offer our advice on how to make the most of your whitened teeth and how to prevent them for any restaining.

Good Oral Hygiene

Looking after your teeth and developing a good oral hygiene routine is key to maintaining a dazzling smile after teeth whitening. Making sure your teeth and gums are kept clean and free of plaque and tartar will slow down any potential restaining.

Making appointments with your dental hygienist is a great way of keeping on top of your oral health. However, it is important to remember that you are responsible for ensuring your teeth are kept clean on a day to day basis.      

Food and Drink

It goes without saying that certain foods and drinks can cause gradual staining on your teeth. If you are wanting to keep your teeth as white as possible, you should avoid or cut down on the following foods and drinks:

  • Tomato-based sauces
  • Vinegar
  • Citrus fruits
  • Berries
  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Fizzy drinks

Whitening Products

There are many whitening products like toothpastes and mouthwashes available now. Although these products are not very effective at removing stains, they work well at preventing them from redeveloping. Your dentist will be able to recommend some products that they think will work well for you.

Whitening toothpaste and mouthwashes are safe to use, but we would recommend just using them 2-3 times per week with using ordinary fluoride toothpaste for the rest of the time.

Follow-up Appointments

After having your teeth professionally whitened, we would recommend you book a check-up appointment with a dentist. This allows your teeth and gums to be monitored and examined. The dentist can offer advice and administer any top-up whitening treatment if necessary.

If you are thinking of having your teeth whitened professionally or would like more advice on how to keep your teeth whiter for longer, call The Dentist at Liberty Place on 0121 633 9535.