4th October 2022
Maintaining Your Teeth Whitening Results
Whether teeth whitening is one of the top treatments on your wish list or you’ve already been in the dentist’s chair, it’s only natural to want to enhance and prolong your results for as long as possible. Today, our team of dentists at our renowned Stourbridge dental practice tells you all you need to know about caring for your newly-whitened smile.
Watch what you eat
Even a bright new, beautiful smile can be susceptible to staining. And there are certain culprits it’s sensible to be aware of, like rich red sauces; curries; berries and other fruits; and sweets and candies. If you’re not sure what to skip or switch in your diet, then talk to our Stourbridge dentists.
Be careful what you drink
Did you know drinks can also stain your teeth whitening results? It could be the regular teas and coffees you sip throughout the day. Or the bottle of red wine you share with friends at the weekend. It might be colas and pops that you’re partial to with a meal. Being aware of what could stain teeth whitening results can help you minimise the problem.
Quit smoking and vaping
Smoking is one of the leading causes of teeth staining. Many smokers find that over time, or with an excessive habit, their teeth become dark, dull or yellow. Smoking can also affect the gums and lead to gum disease and even tooth loss. It’s a good idea to quit if you can and cut back if you can’t. Our Stourbridge dentists might be able to point you to specialist services if you need them.
Brush teeth thoroughly
It sounds obvious, but the better your oral care, the lower the chance your teeth whitening results will stain. That’s because food and drink can build up on the surfaces of the teeth, or cause bacteria to gather. The enamel can then become damaged and discoloured. Brush and floss twice a day for sparkling teeth whitening results.
See our Stourbridge dentists about teeth whitening
Our experts here in Stourbridge can help you maintain the health and appearance of your new teeth whitening results, whether you’re 19 or 90. We see everyone, young and old, and with teeth in every kind of condition. To see how we can help through regular professional cleaning and polishing, just talk to our team or book online today. We’ll be happy to book you in for a personal appointment when it suits – and keep that smile shining for longer.