Teeth whitening help to boost self-confidence. Brighter teeth and smile after a teeth whitening treatment, whether professional or over the counter products, will leave you smiling more and make interaction with people easier.
Research has shown that people with whiter teeth and brighter smile get more job offers because they tend to smile more and feel free to interact during a job interview. Brighter teeth also improve the prospects of meeting new people and having better relationships.
If you have whitened your teeth, you are already on the journey of having a better life, but you need to maintain your whitened teeth to prevent your teeth from quickly changing to how they were.
Teeth whitening treatments would remove stains on your teeth and discolouration, but they do prevent restaining. Maintaining your whitened teeth will help avoid carrying out another whitening treatment within a short time. You get to save the time and money needed for another whitening session.
Another importance of maintaining your whitened teeth is, you get to retain your new smile and look for a long time.
The following useful tips will help keep your teeth white long after teeth whitening treatment.
A manual toothbrush will clean your teeth, but using an electric toothbrush is better. There is a huge difference between using a manual toothbrush and an electric one. Electric toothbrushes are more effective for removing extrinsic stains on the teeth than manual toothbrushes. Although an electric toothbrush is not the only solution to keep your teeth white, it will remove stains from red wine, coffee and food.
Electric toothbrushes remove sugar bugs from children’s teeth which may enter the groves and pits of the teeth to cause damage, and they make the teeth brushing process for children fun. Electric toothbrushes have different movements like oscillatory and vibration movement, which break up bacteria on the teeth and possibly, prevent intrinsic teeth staining.
After your teeth whitening, it is important to reduce the intake of food and drinks that can stain the teeth, like ketchup, tomato sauce, coffee, tea, and red wine. If possible, avoid these foods and drinks. After taking these foods, ensure you rinse your mouth thoroughly to prevent staining.
Foods in a white diet such as milk, cheese, yogourt, rice, and cottage cheese can prevent staining. It is best to stick to these foods for the first few weeks after teeth whitening.
When you take tea and coffee directly from a cup, you increase the chances of staining your whitened teeth, so try using a straw to take your tea and coffee. It helps to reduce the contact of the liquid with your teeth.
Ensure you floss every day because it helps remove the food and bacteria stuck between your teeth. This helps prevent gum disease and other dental conditions, which ensure your teeth remain white for long.
It is better to take steps to keep your teeth white than wait until you have stains on your teeth. Following the tips above will give you cleaner and whiter teeth. It also makes the effect of your teeth whitening treatment last longer.
If you are yet to whiten your teeth, visit our clinic in London or book a teeth whitening appointment online. Our dentist will also advise you on steps to stake to maintain your whitened teeth.