When you’ve had whitening treatment, the last thing you want is your bright, beautiful smile to lose its sparkle. Here are 3 simple tips to keep your newly whitened teeth looking radiant for as long as possible.
- Use a straw: drinking can often increase the risk of discolouration, as many popular drinks contain staining agents. If you’re having a glass of cola, a glass of wine or a cocktail that contains vividly coloured mixers, use a straw. This will prevent direct contact between the teeth and the liquid, reducing the risk of discolouration. Drinking through a straw can also help to prevent pain caused by tooth sensitivity.
- Brush up on your tooth cleaning skills: brushing your teeth is important for your oral health, but it also has benefits for the look of your smile. When you brush, you remove food debris and bacteria, but you also polish the surface of the teeth, preventing staining and giving them a healthy glow.
- Book regular dental visits: when you see your dentist or your dental hygienist, they can give your teeth a thorough clean and polish, which is more intensive than the clean you can achieve at home with your toothbrush. Seeing a dentist on a regular basis also helps to reduce the risk of gum disease and dental cavities.
A dazzling white smile can make you look and feel more attractive and confident, so it’s no wonder that tooth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment. If you’re keen for some maintenance tips, hopefully, this article will come in handy. Alternatively, you can give us a call and ask for advice at any time.