If you decide to beautify your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment, you want the results to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, the same things that stained your teeth prior to the treatment can stain them after the treatment. Over time, common staining will occur. To help slow down that process, Oceanside Dental Excellence in Vista offers helpful tips to make your sensational smile last.
Rinse daily with an anti-cavity rinse. This boosts oral hygiene, reduces bacteria, slows the growth of plaque, and also helps whiten your teeth. Additionally, there are many over-the-counter rinses with a whitening agent which will help lengthen the results of the whitening procedure.
Don’t smoke. If you drink coffee, tea, or red wine, rinse with water afterwards. If you like soda, use a straw to help keep your teeth pearly white.
Avoid acidic foods and beverages. These can weaken or wear away the enamel on your teeth, and worn-away enamel allows the yellow dentin to show through.
Artificial coloring in any food items can stain your newly whitened teeth. So, rinse with water after candy or popsicles.
Remember the Basics
We probably don’t need to remind you, but brushing your teeth properly a couple times a day will help you keep your white smile. You may choose a toothpaste with extra whitening or baking soda to help the process.
It doesn’t take too much effort or money to make your whitened smile last. At Oceanside Dental Excellence, you will find first rate dental care and our committed team of dental professionals. Our menu of services includes: Invisalign, implant supported dentures, and porcelain veneers. Call us today for an appointment.
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