Teeth whitening can keep your teeth white for much longer than you think. You just need to look after that dazzling smile that you have worked so hard to achieve. Too many people visit their local dentist to get their teeth whitened only to be disappointed a few months down the line when their teeth are not as sparkling white as they were.
Why Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened?
Overtime your teeth will start to lose their fresh white appearance. This is often due to general wear and tear as your teeth go through a lot during your lifetime! Some reasons that may lead to stained teeth are:
- Some medications
- Some dental diseases
- Drinking specific drinks
- Eating specific foods
Teeth whitening is one of those things that people tend to want to do but never take that decisive step forwards. When they finally do they think; 'why did i leave it for so long!'. Restoring the whiteness of your smile can increase your confidence and knock years off your age. And in the current market, it is very affordable.
How Can You Make the Most of Your Whitening?
Here's the crux of the article. We want to help you make the most out of your teeth whitening treatment. After all, you have decided to put the effort in to get that perfect smile so now let us help you keep it! After receiving your teeth whitening treatment you will be advised wha you can and cannot eat for the following 48 hours. This is to ensure maximum effectivity of the procedure. The general advice is for you to drink clear liquids only and to eat foods that are white in colour.
It is advised that you do not smoke for at least 48 hours after your teeth whitening treatment. It is often the case that this 2 days smoking sabbatical is the kick start to a full extinction of the habit. If you can manage to do this then you will be doing your health but more topically, your teeth, a huge favour. For advice on how to quit smoking, visit the NHS' dedicated smokefree site.
Avoid Teeth Staining Foods and Drinks
It is common knowledge that drinks such as coffee and red wine do stain your teeth. Although this is the case it is hard to avoid coming into contact with such drinks all together. If you can limit them as much as possible then you are certainly moving in the right direction. The same goes for specific foods such a curries that contain spices like turmeric. One way to avoid your teeth getting into contact with your favourite teeth staining beverage is to use a straw. Although this may not be ideal for hot drinks, it does work wonders for cold ones.
Look After Your Teeth!
Make sure that you look after your teeth. You should follow the guidelines of brushing twice a day for three minutes. You should also make sure to floss each day as flossing actually removes more food from your teeth than brushing does! If you need more advice on oral hygiene, we have a fresh breath clinic here at Bamboo Dental in Cardiff.
If you are ever in doubt about something you should consult your dentist to make sure that you are not causing any detriment to your teeth.