We all long for scintillating, white, translucent teeth, but who knew obtaining such a feat could be so challenging? Luckily, the experts here at Cosmetic Dental Associates have several value packed tips to keep your pearly whites looking great for the rest of your life.
Whitening procedures won’t last forever, and most start to fade within a month post treatment. How can this be? When a person exposes their teeth to numerous staining agents found in food and beverages, professional whitening applications atrophy.
Daily brushers and flossers tenaciously work to keep their teeth clean and white. Here are helpful tips to maintain great looking teeth:
- Minimize or negate the consumption of beverages which have been known to stain teeth. These include red wine, tea and coffee. If you can’t give up these luxuries consider using a straw so as the liquid bypasses your teeth as it’s’ journey to the pallet.
- Brush and/or use mouth wash promptly after consuming stain-causing foods or beverages
- Adhere to best oral hygiene practices. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Consider brushing with a whitening toothpaste 1-2 times per week to remove topical stains while preventing discoloration.
- Examine touch-up treatments. Many whitening options only require reapplication every 6 months. Be warned, if you smoke often you may need to increase the frequency of treatments.
If you are seeking more information on dental procedures, teeth whitening, or wish to schedule a consultation, please contact Cosmetic Dental Associates today to begin the process.