How to Keep Your Teeth White after a Whitening Treatment

Oral Health and Oral Hygiene

How to Keep Your Teeth White after a Whitening Treatment

If you've recently had your teeth professionally whitened by your dentist in Westborough, or if you tried a home whitening system, you are obviously reaping the brighter, whiter benefits. Unfortunately teeth whitening doesn't last forever. In three to six months you may have to do it again but there are some steps you can take to extend the life of your latest whitening treatment. 

The first thing to remember is the condition of your teeth enamel prior to the whitening treatment is a determining factor to how white your teeth can get. Genetics and lifestyle factors also play a major role. You may not be able to achieve the whitest level possible but whitening treatments can make a huge difference in the shade of your teeth. 

Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White;

  • Floss & brush twice daily.
  • Rinse with antibacterial mouthwash.
  • See your local dentist for regular cleanings.
  • Drink with a straw. This keeps stains away from teeth. 

Avoid the Following;

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Red Wine
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Blueberries
  • Beets
  • Soy Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Dark Lipstick
  • Smoking

A good rule of thumb is to avoid any food or drink that would stain a white shirt. 

Routine Care

The number one factor that can keep your teeth white is by getting your teeth professionally cleaned at All Dental Family Dentistry. Routine care and dental cleanings twice per year with a dental hygienist are recommended. 

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