Teeth whitening is the single most popular cosmetic dentistry service in the world. Everyone wants a bright, radiant smile, but so many things actively work against your pearly whites every day. Coffee, tea, soda, smoking and even certain types of foods can have a major impact on the color of your teeth. When you spring for professional teeth whitening services through your dentist, you want to make sure you get the most out of that investment. Find out how you can stretch the results of your tooth whitening procedure with a few simple changes.
Vigilant Dental Hygiene Habits Keep Teeth Whitening More Noticeable
When you go to the trouble of having your teeth whitened, you want them to stay that way for as long as possible. Though it may seem like a bit of a no-brainer, one of the best and most effective things you can do after teeth whitening is simply to keep up a great dental hygiene routine. Floss at least once each day, making sure to pay special attention to curved surfaces, near the gumline and between tight-fitting teeth where debris can lurk. Brushing twice a day with a dentist-approved whitening toothpaste and using an alcohol-free whitening rinse can do wonders for extending your results, too.
Enjoying Your Favorite Food and Drinks without Staining Your Teeth
It is an unfortunate truth that many of the things people love are also actively responsible for discoloring their teeth. Can’t get moving without a morning cup of coffee? That will have an impact on your whitened teeth. So can red wine, sodas, some fruit juices and even dark berries.
This doesn’t mean you can never greet the morning with a coffee or enjoy another glass of red over dinner. It simply means you should be mindful about mitigation tactics, like using a straw to minimize fluid contact with your teeth and chewing sugar-free gum between indulgences.
Protecting Your Smile All the Time
Your smile says so much about who you are, so why hide it? Mint Dental is dedicated to providing not only whiter and more beautiful teeth, but also stronger and healthier mouths in general. Call today to learn more about professional tooth whitening services.
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