How to Make Your Newly Whitened Smile Last Longer
Congratulations! You've chosen teeth whitening as a proven method for brightening your smile. You'll love the results, and you probably can't wait to share your new smile with the world! You would probably also like to know how to maintain your whiter smile once you have completed teeth whitening in Prosper, TX. Here are some tips for keeping your smile white and bright.
Be Aware of Certain Food and Beverages
Understanding which foods and drinks can diminish your bright smile will help you know how to manage them. Here is a list of items to be aware of:
- Dark colas, red wine, coffee, and tea
- Berries such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries
- Soy sauce and curry
- Marinara sauce
You don't have to avoid consuming these foods and drinks. Drinking water or brushing your teeth after consuming them will help reduce the effects they have on your whitening treatment.
Brush and Floss Consistently
Being diligent about your home care routine by brushing and flossing each day will also help to preserve your newly whitened smile. You can also use a whitening toothpaste or antibacterial rinse to keep your smile bright.
Visit Your Hygienist Every Six Months
Your routine visits to your dental hygienist for a professional cleaning will also help to keep your smile bright. Your hygienist takes the time to remove plaque and also polish your teeth, which keeps them whiter.
Your dentist will screen you for issues such as oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay to make sure your teeth remain not only whiter but also healthy.
Purchase Additional Whitening Gel
At Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry, we also sell whitening gel that you can use in your trays at home if you ever feel like your whitening needs a boost.
Give us a call today to purchase more gel, or schedule your next appointment.