If you want to keep your natural teeth white, or if you have just completed a teeth whitening treatment, there are five important dentist-approved tips you should follow to preserve your sparkling smile.
5 Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White
#1 – Avoid beverages that stain.
Avoid all staining beverages if you’ve just had your teeth whitened. Any beverage that is dark colored, such as coffee, dark tea, cola, or red white, should not be consumed.
If you do decide to consume any of these liquids, try drinking them with a straw so that they come into as little contact as possible with your front teeth.
#2 – Eliminate tobacco products.
There are various oral risks associated with tobacco. Using tobacco not only stains teeth; it also causes tongue discoloration and puts you at an increases risk for oral diseases, such as gum disease and oral cancer. Being tobacco-free is a great boost for your overall oral health and general well being.
#3 – Maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash keeps your mouth free of bacteria and your smile bright and shiny.
#4 – Select a whitening toothpaste.
Whitening toothpaste contains an extra boost to your regular toothpaste. Using it on a regular basis, two to three times a week, will help keep your teeth polished and will remove any surface stains your teeth may have.
#5 – Use an electric toothbrush.
Electric toothbrushes are much more efficient at breaking up bacteria and removing remnants from your teeth because their bristles vibrate, rotate and oscillate. These features allow the toothbrush to reach the pits and grooves of your teeth in order to keep them clean and white.
Keeping your teeth white only requires a few changes in your daily routine, and nothing beats the confidence of showing the world a bright, beautiful smile.