How to Take Care of Your Teeth After a Whitening Treatment

How to Take Care of Your Teeth After a Whitening Treatment

Posted by Really Smile Jun 11, 2014

Teeth Whitening in Carmel, IN

After finishing your professional teeth whitening procedure with your Indiana top cosmetic dentist, you should also start taking good care of them and making sure that their new, brighter shade will last as long as possible. Whitening results are not permanent, but you can do things to prevent stains and discoloration.

Watch What You Eat

A lot of the stains that we see on our teeth naturally come from the food we eat. There are fruits like apples and drinks like coffee and wine that can cause darker looking teeth. This doesn’t mean that you should totally avoid these food items; you just need to be aware that they stain your teeth so that you can quickly rinse your mouth after eating them. A quick rinse can help prevent further, long-lasting stains.

Quit Smoking

Now that you spent so much time, effort, and money on your new pearly whites, it’s best to stop smoking so that you can keep them that way. Tobacco use has been proven to cause yellowish stains and tartar build up on your teeth, which is not only unsightly, but also very destructive for your dental/overall health.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Besides watching what you eat and quitting bad habits, don’t forget to maintain good oral hygiene to help your teeth stay white, healthy, and cavity-free. Brush at least two times a day, floss every night, and clean your tongue when you brush. All these activities will help keep your teeth looking pretty and ready for that picture-perfect smile!

Go to Regular Dental Checkups

Keeping your teeth white and beautiful doesn’t stop after your whitening session. You still have to regularly go to your dental checkups to make sure that your teeth are in good shape. Your dentist or professional hygienist will conduct deep, professional cleaning every six months to help you maintain your white teeth and healthy gums.

For a professional teeth whitening session, please call Really Smile Dentistry at 317-597-8748.

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