In-office teeth whitening is a wonderful procedure because it has an inevitable ability to transform your smile. White teeth are something we all strive for and the honest truth is that many options performed at home and elsewhere just don’t get the job done as we expect them to.
However, for those who have found success – it can be difficult to maintain these results. No teeth whitening option is permanent. Unfortunately, most of us keep the same dietary habits even after obtaining white teeth. We also have a tendency to slack on our oral hygiene. Both of which lead to the same discolored teeth that leave us disgruntled.
If you’re concerned with staining your teeth again…
Then don’t give up on your routine!
What routine you might be asking? The one we stress day in and day out…
1. Brushing your teeth TWICE a day for at least TWO MINUTES per session.
It’s important to brush properly. Brushing should focus on the area between your teeth and gums, not just your teeth. Brushing will help remove surface stains still fresh on your teeth.
2. Brushing after consuming anything sugary, acidic, or coloring of any sort.
Brushing will help remove surface stains that are still fresh on your teeth that contribute to stained teeth over time.
3. Brushing with whitening toothpaste or mouthwash.
If you brush specifically with toothpaste that advertises whitening, then you may have better results keeping your teeth white. It doesn’t work for everyone, but it’s worth a try. You can even use mouthwash, baking soda, or a hydrogen peroxide solution to brush with.
4. Flossing at least ONCE a day.
We recommend flossing after every meal, but you should at least floss once throughout the day – preferably in the night after food has accumulated.
Then be conscious of what you eat!
This is the toughest part, but many of us consume foods and drinks that – in no way – help teeth whitening results stay white. If you’re a regular coffee drinker then you’re already heavily at risk.
Saliva is a natural whitener so it’s important to stay hydrated – preferably with water. But crunchy vegetables and foods also stimulate saliva. Examples include carrots, broccoli, celery, cucumber, etc.
If you absolutely have to drink coffee, wine, or sodas, then the best advice we can give you is to use a straw so that the liquid bypasses the teeth. Also, tobacco of any sort (chewing or smoking) is detrimental to teeth whitening.
Ganji Dental offers powerful in-office teeth whitening in Manhattan Beach that acts quickly and effectively to whiten your teeth – even in just one visit. We can help you remove the repeated staining that has occurred over the years. Call our main office @ 310-643-8045 to learn more about teeth whitening.