A Guide to Aftercare: Teeth Whitening Aftercare Advice
If you continue with habits that discoloured your teeth in the first place, it is likely that your teeth will become discoloured again, wasting the money spent on your treatment.
Maintaining your teeth after treatment shouldn’t feel like hard work. It is important to make sure that you improve your dental hygiene routine until it just becomes second nature to you.
The following tips provide the best ways to maintain your whiter, brighter smile!
The process of teeth whitening provides excellent results; however, the treatment is only the beginning of the journey. From the moment that you walk out of the dentist, the decisions you make are crucial to maintaining the gleaming white colour of your teeth.
During the first 48 hours following teeth whitening treatment, the pores in the teeth are still open which means that they are at risk of absorbing colour from the food and drink that you consume and therefore becoming discoloured.
During this period, it is essential that you avoid drinking dark liquids such as:
- Red wine and
- Foods with strong colouring such as pasta sauce, red meat and fruits.
It’s also recommended that for the first few months, you should brush your teeth and rinse every time you eat, drink or smoke any tobacco products.
For a long-term method of maintaining the whiteness of your teeth, you should visit a dentist and a dental hygienist regularly. Professional teeth cleaning means that surface stains can be polished away, fighting discolouration without having to repeat teeth whitening treatment.
In addition to this, we advise thorough home cleaning and flossing twice a day. Cleaning your teeth with a whitening toothpaste and a whitening mouthwash can help to oxidise stains from the teeth and prevent them from becoming discoloured again.
For information about our teeth whitening treatments, visit our Teeth Whitening page.
To enquire about having your teeth whitened, please contact us on 01952 460119 or complete our contact form.
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