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Keep Your Teeth White Following Whitening

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

Keep Your Teeth White Following Whitening

After having professional whitening done on your teeth, you’ll probably want to keep your smile looking bright! Here's a few ways to keep your smile white after your teeth whitening treatment.


Thoroughly Brush & Floss

To keep your teeth white, brushing and flossing thoroughly and regularly is essential. Your oral hygiene routine will help you to remove surface stains and keep them from setting in. You should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice daily, and floss your teeth at least once a day.

Be thorough! 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 small round, rotating head really helps with this process. Many electric toothbrushes come with built in timers to let you know when the two minutes is up.

Avoid Dark-Coloured Foods and Drinks

Dark, pigmented foods and drinks can cause tooth discolouration over time. Berries, coffee, tea, and even spices like curry, should be consumed in moderation in order to avoid staining.

Quit Smoking

To keep your smile sparkling white, throw those smokes in the trash! Smoking often discolours teeth, turning them yellow or even brown over time. So if you need another reason to quit smoking, consider your teeth.

Occasional Touch Ups

Over time, the effects of your whitening treatment will wear off somewhat. If this happens, it could be time for a touch up! You can re-use the whitening trays you already have, and just order some more of the whitening solution.

Questions about keeping your smile looking bright? Contact Your Surrey Dentist today to learn more.

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