Extend Your Whitening Results

Woman with White Teeth SmilingPeople choose to whiten their teeth for many different reasons. Popular among brides who want to look their best for their wedding day, new hires who want to make an excellent first impression on the job, and aging adults who wish to enhance their appearance – teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatment in the United States.

While teeth whitening is a relatively affordable cosmetic treatment, most people want to ensure that they get their money's worth. Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, but there are ways to help extend the results that you achieve. Below are ways that you can prolong the brightness of your smile after having your teeth whitened.

Avoid Staining Culprits

Whether you have had your teeth whitened in the past or not, you are most likely aware that certain foods and beverages darken the teeth. It is especially important that you avoid these culprits within the initial 48 hours after your whitening procedure. The most notable stain-causers are:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Red wine
  • Alcohol
  • Acidic beverages
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries

Use Whitening Oral Hygiene Products

While nothing will allow you to achieve the whitening results from a professional whitening treatment, using specific oral hygiene products can help you maintain the results you achieved. Many over-the-counter whitening kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes include ingredients to help lift stains from the teeth. Using these products after a whitening procedure can help extend the results from treatment.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

The best way to achieve, maintain, and extend the beauty of your smile is by practicing good oral hygiene every day. It is essential that you floss daily and brush your teeth at least twice a day to prevent cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, and dullness to your teeth.

At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we proudly offer teeth whitening services. Contact our practice to learn more and schedule an appointment. Your bright smile is just an appointment away!

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry