If you decide to brighten your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment from Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark, you want the results to last as long as possible.
But you’ll need to do your part! The same things that stained your teeth prior to the treatment can stain them afterward. To help keep things under control, here are some tips to make your brilliant smile last.
First, rinse daily with anti-cavity rinse. This improves dental hygiene, cuts down on bacteria, slows the build up of plaque, and also helps whiten your teeth. Additionally, there are many over-the-counter rinses with an additional whitening agent which will help prolong the results of the whitening treatment.
There are some daily practices to abstain from because they will stain your teeth over time. These include drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine, smoking, and even some medications. If you cannot entirely cut these out of your life, rinse your mouth out after you use them.
Avoid acidic foods and beverages. These can weaken or wear away the enamel on your teeth, and worn-away enamel allows the yellow dentin to show through.
Artificial coloring in any items can stain your newly whitened teeth. Candy, popsicles, and fruit punch are examples.
Remember the Basics
We probably don’t need to remind you, but brushing your teeth thoroughly a couple times a day will help you keep your white smile. You may choose a toothpaste with extra whitening or baking soda to help the process.
Proper brushing should take you at least two minutes using short brush strokes, paying close attention to the gum line and hard-to-reach areas. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper, then lower teeth, including the inner surfaces. Finally, don’t forget the chewing surfaces and your tongue.
Teeth whitening from Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark can transform your smile, and with a little effort you can make it last! It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer. Call to schedule an appointment today.
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