Keeping Your Teeth White After Professional Whitening

August 19th, 2014 → 6:26 pm @

A professional teeth whitening can restore your confidence and make you want to smile more often. However, it is important that you take the right steps to maintain this dental procedure. Here is a look at keeping your teeth white after professional whitening.

Practice Oral Hygiene
The first thing you can do to maintain your newly brightened teeth is take care of them in the way you would take care of your teeth in any other circumstance. Be sure to brush them twice every day and rinse your mouth with mouthwash. You should also floss your teeth once per day. These steps help to remove bacteria from your mouth that could eat away at your enamel and cause your teeth to change color. Use a fluoride toothpaste when you brush, and try to find a toothpaste that helps your teeth to resist yellowing.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Whether you had Dr. Seidler whiten your teeth or you did it yourself it is equally important to regularly see Dr. Seidler after the procedure. He or she can professionally clean your teeth in a way that can help to prevent future tooth discoloration. The more often you see Dr. Seidler, the less likely it is that you will have to have your teeth whitened again in the near future.

Know What to Avoid
There are a few things that you should avoid if you want to keep your teeth white. Drinking beverages like red wine or coffee can undo the work you have put in your teeth, as can eating certain foods that are intensely colored. If you do drink these beverages, try to use a straw when you can; this will minimize the amount of time that the drink makes contact with your teeth. Blend intensely colored foods like berries into smoothies to lessen the impact they have on your enamel.

Sanford Dental Excellence is a sedation dentistry practice that treats patients in the Lake Mary and Sanford areas. If you would like to know more about our teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, or other dental treatments, please feel free to visit our website or call us at (407) 268-6409.

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