When most people whiten their teeth, they want to look more attractive and experience a boost of self-confidence. This is likely something that you have experienced as well. After your teeth whitening treatment, you walked around smiling from ear to ear and felt others react to you in a more positive way.
No matter which approach you used to straighten your teeth, like an in office treatment, over-the-counter products, or at home trays, you are going to experience the benefits that come from having whiter teeth. However, these benefits are not permanent. You need to take steps to prevent your teeth from becoming stained and discolored. Here are a few simple tips you can use after your teeth whitening treatment to keep you feeling attractive and wanting to show off your white teeth.
Combine Teeth Whitening Methods to Get the Longest Lasting Results
Visiting Memorial City dentistry to have your teeth whitened offers many benefits that you simply would not receive by using at home treatments. We closely examine your teeth and recommend a teeth whitening solution that is customized to your specific needs.
When the dentist uses a professional treatment for your teeth, you will have access to teeth whitening solutions that are much stronger than what is available over-the-counter. You can expect your teeth to be several shades whiter after a professional session in comparison to an at-home treatment.
While you will get better results with a professional teeth whitening, this does not mean that that at home trays or over-the-counter products are not beneficial. Combining your approach may give you the best and longest lasting results. After having your teeth whitened professionally, talk to your dentist about which at home trays or over-the-counter products you can use to maintain the results for as long as possible.
Simple Tips to Keep Your Teeth Bright and White
Think about the things that led to your teeth becoming discolored in the first place. Then take preventative measures in order to maintain the results you have experienced after a professional teeth whitening treatment.
For example, the use of tobacco can cause your teeth to become stained. Stop smoking and using tobacco in order to enjoy white teeth.
There are several foods and beverages that are known to stain the teeth. These include coffee and tea. Avoid these beverages. Make it a regular habit to rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking. And drinking enough water throughout the day is essential for white and healthy teeth and a healthy body.
Consume foods that are known to clean the teeth, like strawberries, celery, apples, and leafy greens.
A Healthy Mouth Contributes to Whiter Teeth
Keeping your mouth as healthy as possible offers many benefits, including keeping your teeth white after a whitening treatment.
Your daily habits should include brushing at least twice and flossing at least once. This will remove plaque and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. You may find it helpful to carry a toothbrush and toothpaste in your bag in order to brush while you are on the go.
Working closely with Dr. Preston West at Memorial City Dentistry is the way to maintain good oral health. He will lay out a schedule for when you should have checkups and cleanings. One aspect of a professional cleaning that will help you to maintain the results of a teeth whitening session is polishing. Our dental hygienist will polish the surface of your teeth, which will remove surface stains and help to prevent discoloration.