Once you've had professional teeth whitening done on your smile, you’ll want to keep it looking bright! Here's a few tips on how to keep your smile white after teeth whitening treatment.
Brush & Floss Thoroughly
To keep your teeth white, brushing and flossing regularly and sufficiently is key. Your oral hygiene routine will help you remove surface stains and keep them from setting in. Brush your teeth twice daily, for two minutes at a time, and floss your teeth once a day.
It's important to be extremely thorough if you want to keep your teeth whiter for longer! Gently brush all four quadrants of your mouth, and don’t stop until you have completed two full minutes of brushing. An electric toothbrush with a round, rotating head really helps with this process. Many models of electric toothbrushes come with built in timers to let you know when the two minutes is up.
Avoid Dark-Coloured Foods and Drinks
Dark berries, coffee, tea, and even spices like curry, should be consumed in moderation in order to avoid staining your teeth. Dark, pigmented foods or drinks can often cause tooth discolouration over time.
Smoking can discolour teeth like nothing else, turning them yellow or even brown over time.
To keep your smile sparkling white, toss those smokes in the trash!
Occasional Touch Ups
The effects of your whitening treatment will wear off a bit over time. When this happens, it's time for a touch up! You can actually re-use the whitening trays you already have, and just order some more of the whitening solution.