Maintaining Your Teeth After Teeth Whitening in South Amboy

Dental Health

Getting your teeth whitened can be easier done now than every before. It’s a simple and standard Cosmetic Dentistry procedure. However, one teeth whitening appointment is not a magic bullet for keeping a bright beautiful smile. Help your cosmetic dentist help you by following these tips to maintain your teeth after Teeth Whitening in South Amboy.

Use Oral Hygiene Products Sensibly

When it comes to brushing and flossing yor teeth, more is not necessarily better. You can over do it. If your gums have never bled before or they suddenly start stinging, it’s time to cut back to brushing only two or three times per day. Flossing once a day is recommended and during emergencies when a food particle is stick uncomfortably between your teeth or just under your tooth’s gum line. Ask your cosmetic dentist what the best types of mouthwash and toothpaste are best for you and your particular circumstances. Use of a whitening toothpaste should only be done once or twice a week, because they contain harsh chemicals.

Do Not Use Tobacco Products

Perhaps the absolute worst thing you can do for your newly whitened teeth (let alone your overall health) is to take up smoking or begin using chewing tobacco. Tobacco stains on teeth are one of the most stubborn kinds of stains to remove. BY not using tobacco products, you can greatly extend the length of your newly beautiful smile — and your life.

Be Careful with Beverages

Many popular types of beverages can stain teeth and quickly discolor your newly whitened teeth. These beverages include red wine, sodas, tea and coffee. You do not need to cut them out entirely, but reduce your consumption and be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day to help maintain their newly whitened state. Using a straw instead of chugging froma glass or bottle will also help the liquid keep away from your white teeth.

Schedule a Touch Up Treatment

The average time for getting a new treatment is every six months. However, this is only an average. If you take medicine which can yellow your teeth or cannot keep away from tooth-staining beverages, you will need new whitening treatments sooner.

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