A Sparkling Smile: Make Your White Teeth Last Longer
Here at Monkmoor Dental Practice, we offer teeth whitening treatments in Shrewsbury. This gives you the sparkling white smile that you have always wanted so that you can smile with confidence.
After having your teeth whitened, maintaining your teeth’s dazzle becomes important. After all, you’ll want to make the most out of your treatment and get whitening treatments less frequently to save time and money.
Luckily, keeping your teeth sparkling white after getting teeth whitening treatments is all about adhering to a proper dental care routine and making healthier food choices.
Brush and Floss
You should always brush and floss your teeth, at least two or three times a day. Be sure to brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush and good toothpaste — you can use whitening toothpaste if you like.
The use of whitening toothpaste can help you keep your teeth whiter for longer, and is a good preventative measure to avoid future stains. Be sure to employ a good brushing technique — brush briskly for at least two minutes, making sure to brush all surfaces. Avoid applying too much pressure to the toothbrush, as you do not want to wear down the enamel.
Avoid Food and Drinks that Stain
A good deal of food and drinks may stain your teeth, especially if you eat or drink them on a regular basis.
Drinks such as coffee, fizzy drinks, tea and energy drinks contain compounds that may stain and yellow your teeth. Drinking wine and other dark coloured liquors and spirits have a similar effect.
Certain foods may also stain your teeth. This includes any food that is high in artificial colours but may also include berries and other fruit.
Eat Crunchy Low-sugar Foods
Instead of eating teeth staining foods, try eating crunchy, low-sugar foods that will naturally clean your teeth. This includes apples, pears, celery and raw carrots, among others.
This type of food also triggers the production of saliva, which helps keep your teeth strong and healthy. Just remember that you will still need to brush and floss your teeth, even if you are eating these tooth-friendly food types.
Drink Lots of Water
Water can rinse out your mouth and strengthen your enamel, especially if you drink fluoridated water. By drinking water, you also minimise staining after eating food that colour the teeth.
You can still keep eating berries or drink coffee, if you drink enough water during the day, and maintain good oral hygiene.
Though it may be difficult to quit smoking, tobacco is one of the worst substances for your teeth. It can heavily stain your teeth and cause bad breath.
As much as possible, you should avoid smoking or quit altogether to prevent damage to your teeth and to avoid other health problems too.
Get the most out of your whitening treatment by simply caring for your teeth.
Monkmoor Dental Practice is always willing to give you advice on how to keep your teeth white. Learn more about our teeth whitening and other treatments by contacting us today.