Dental Tips Blog

Jan
18

You Just Whitened your Teeth- Now What?

Posted in Teeth Whitening

You now have a nice, bright smile that you have always wanted!  What can you do to preserve your new pearly, white teeth?  The following list will provide you with some tips to help keep your smile bright:

  • Limit or avoid foods that can cause staining of your teeth such as tea, coffee, red wine.        One consideration: Drinking tea through a straw will allow you to drink it without exposing it to
  • If possible, brush your teeth or rinse with water soon after eating foods or drinks that can stain your teeth.
  • Avoid the use of tobacco.  Smoking is not only bad for your overall health, but it is also one of the worst culprits to staining your teeth.
  • Get your teeth cleaned by your dental hygienist every 6 months.  Your hygienist will be able to polish off most, if not all of the stain on the outside surface of your teeth.

Depending on which tooth whitening system you use, a touch up will likely be required anywhere from one month to one year after the initial in-office whitening treatment.  Your dentist will discuss with you the touch up frequency thereafter.

As always, practice good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing on a daily basis.  A tooth whitening toothpaste may be used one time a week to remove stain on the surface of the teeth and the rest of the week, use a regular fluoride toothpaste.

Are you interested in getting a bright, new smile?  Your dentist will be able to discuss all of your options for whiter teeth.  If you want to smile with confidence, call your dentist today!

Posted on behalf of:
Crabapple Dental
12670 Crabapple Rd #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 319-0123

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