Once you brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, you’ll want the results to last as long as possible. But you must be careful: the same things that stained your teeth to begin with can stain them again. There are some things you can do retain that newly-whitened smile.
First, use an oral rinse every day. There are many over-the-counter products with whitening agents to help keep your smile bright. As a bonus, they can improve your overall oral hygiene.
There are certain things that really do a number of your teeth: drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks, and red wine; smoking; even certain medications. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us.
Avoid acidic foods and beverages. These can weaken or wear away the enamel on your teeth. Weak enamel allows the yellow dentin to show through.
Artificial coloring in many foods can stain your newly whitened teeth. Candy, popsicles, and fruit punch are examples.
Remember the Basics
Regular brushing goes a long way toward keeping your white smile. Try for twice a day. Whitening toothpastes can help the process. Brush for at least two minutes, and remember to get along the gumline.
It doesn’t take too much effort to make your whitened smile last. At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington we have have brightened countless smiles with teeth whitening. Patients from Mansfield and Grand Prairie come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call us to set up an appointment today!
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