So, you’ve done it, you have completed a course of either at home or in surgery teeth whitening. But how do you now keep your teeth looking bright?
Here at White House Dental Studio we have 5 top tips to keep your teeth looking their best following teeth whitening.
1. Cleaning your teeth regularly helps keep them white!
Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, using a fluoride toothpaste. This may sound obvious but studies have shown that the average person only brushes their teeth for 45 seconds. Try setting a timer or listening to your favourite song to help ensure you give your teeth the attention they deserve. You should also use interdental cleaning aids to clean between teeth where brushing misses. If you are wondering “how can I get whiter teeth” – cleaning your teeth regularly is part of the solution.
2. Dark Foods and Drinks are not good for white teeth!
Where possible, you should try to limit the amount of dark foods and drinks that you consume, particularly after having a teeth whitening treatment. Dark foods and drinks can stain your teeth and lead to them looking discoloured, rather than white.
3. Quit smoking if you want to keep your teeth white!
One of the effects of smoking is staining on teeth due to the nicotine and tar in the tobacco. Teeth can turn yellow in a very short time. The only way to stop this is to quit smoking. Your dentist will be able to provide you with details of smoking cessation help in the area.
4. Dental Hygienist appointments can result in whiter teeth!
The hygienist specialises in preventative oral health and will be able to remove any plaque and calculus deposits that may build up on your teeth. They will also be able to provide you with help on advice on the best oral hygiene routine to follow to ensure you teeth always look their best.
5. How long do teeth whitening treatments last?
Over time your teeth naturally start to dull. Your dentist will be able to provide you with additional whitening syringes to top up your teeth whitening treatment. They will also be able to advise you on how regularly you will need to top up your whitening, prior to treatment starting.
If you would like more information on teeth whitening and how to keep your smile looking its best, call White House Dental Studio on 01296 712264 and book in for a consultation.