Teeth Whitening: How to Maintain Those Pearly Whites for Longer

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is easily one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. After just a few quick appointments to your dental clinic or a few applications of your take-home whitening kit, you’ll have a noticeably whiter, brighter smile. But how do you ensure that your teeth stay white after treatment is finished? The dentists at Winnipeg’s Garden City Dental have put together some tips to help.

1. Practice good oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene is not only the secret to a healthier smile, but to a whiter smile as well. If you can keep plaque and tartar at bay with good brushing and flossing habits, then you can help fight discolouration. Winnipeg dentists recommend that, at the very minimum, you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Brushing after meals if you have the time and opportunity is highly recommended as well.

2. Go for regular cleanings

Staying on top of your regular dental checkups will also help keep your pearly whites whiter for longer. During your routine cleaning, your dental hygienist will be able to scrape and polish away any surface staining that may have developed since your last appointment for teeth whitening. You’ll be able to go longer between whitening treatments if you simply have your teeth cleaned regularly.

3. Avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth

The foods and drinks you consume on a regular basis can have a significant impact on how quickly your smile becomes discoloured again. It’s a good idea to stay away from or limit your consumption of drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, fruit juice, of dark, tomato-based or soy sauces, and of sticky, sugary snacks.

4. Rinse after consuming staining foods or drinks

Don’t worry – you don’t have to rush back to the clinic for another teeth whitening treatment if you enjoy your morning coffee or indulge in some red wine. It’s a good idea, however, to rinse your mouth with some water afterwards. Brushing is a good option as well, just make sure to wait at least half an hour after consuming something acidic before brushing your teeth, so as not to damage your tooth enamel.

5. Choose tooth-friendly snacks

There are plenty of tooth-friendly snacks that not only won’t stain your teeth, but will actually help to keep them whiter and healthier. Fibrous vegetables, such as apples, carrots and celery essentially brush your teeth while you chew them, scraping off plaque bacteria. And dairy products, such as milk and cheese, are great for the teeth as well.

Interested in teeth whitening in Winnipeg?

To get a white smile that you’ll be motivated to maintain, schedule an appointment for teeth whitening at Garden City Dental. We use the Zoom! whitening system to provide our patients with noticeably whiter smiles that boost their self-esteem.

If you’d like to find out more about teeth whitening or the other cosmetic dentistry services we offer at our dental clinic in Winnipeg, contact Garden City Dental Centre today!

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What you need to know:
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