White teeth are highly coveted, and rightly so. People with white dazzling smiles are attractive. It communicates excellent oral health and does wonders for your confidence.
For many people however, keeping their teeth white after having them whitened can be a bit of a challenge. If you are reading this article, chances are that you recently just whitened your teeth and want to make sure it stays that way for as long as possible.
To prolong and continue to get the most out of your teeth whitening procedures, try the following tips:
Avoid Teeth Staining Drinks
Yes, we know you love your wines, teas, coffees and other teeth staining drinks. For instance, most coffee drinkers are addicts and may not be able to just quit their “wake-up” drink.
Well, if keeping your teeth white is a priority, you might want to consider cutting back on the quantity of these drinks that you consume. And if you can’t cut back, try brushing immediately after you’re done with the drinks. The latter might be a bit difficult though, seeing as most people have a job and are too busy to head to the office bathroom to brush their teeth. This is why we recommend cutting back on the drinks.
Adopt a Healthier Dental Regimen
Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss just as frequently. When we say brush, we don’t mean the lazy 3 minute brushing that most people do.
You need to brush your teeth thoroughly and with a good toothpaste frequently. A good toothpaste will help fight off the stains and keep your teeth whiter, for longer.
Try Eucryl Tooth Powder
If you have very sensitive teeth, you might want to skip this tip. However, if your teeth are normal, you should try using Eucryl Tooth Powder three times a week. This tooth powder contains fine abrasives that are effective at eliminating tooth stains. People who have and are still using this tooth powder swear by its effectiveness at getting rid of tooth stains and maintaining the color of their teeth.
Touch Up Periodically
Teeth whitening is a lifelong process. Therefore, have an arrangement with your dentist to have your teeth professionally whitened every six months or year. If you are serious about it, you need to maintain it.
Here’s an extra idea: after whitening your teeth, ask your dentist about porcelain veneer and see if they can be placed over your teeth. These are dental coverings that can be placed over your teeth, thus preventing direct contact between your teeth and any fluids or foods you ingest.
Use Teeth Whitening Kits
There are many over the counter teeth whitening kits, strips, pens, toothpastes and fluids. Talk to your dentist and ask for recommendations. These can be used periodically to keep your teeth whitened and remove all stains.
While there are many brands in the market, one of the most popular and effective brands is the Crest Teeth Whitening Kit, followed by Colgate’s and a few others. Speak to your dentist about these options if you have any doubts.
Regular Visits to the Dentist
This is by far, the most important part of your regimen. Teeth whitening kits, regular brushing and flossing as well as tooth powder can only go so far. If you want to get the best results from your teeth whitening –we’re talking Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) white- you need to visit your local dentist every six months to one year to have your teeth professionally whitened. If you live in the Orlando area, contact Orlando Smiles for a consultation and appointment for teeth whitening.
This is best because unlike teeth whitening kits that do not factor in the state of your teeth, your dentist is familiar with your dental history and knows the best teeth whitening procedure for you.