If you’ve recently had your teeth whitened at Smillie Dental, we hope you’re pleased with your bright new smile and that you’re excited to show off the results!
We want to make sure that we do everything we can to help our patients prevent stains and yellowing on your newly-whitened teeth. If you want to make sure that the results of your whitening from Dr. Smillie last as long as possible, we have some tips that will help!
1. Stop Using Any Kind Of Tobacco Products (Seriously!)
Do you smoke or use chewing tobacco? These products are known to stain teeth quickly and even cause permanent damage. Smoking and tobacco use are extremely harmful to your oral health and can cause issues that are more than just cosmetic.
Tobacco causes discoloration, but also encourages the buildup of oral bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease and tooth decay. Your smile will thank you for ceasing tobacco use, and avoiding these products will help you maintain a brighter smile.
2. Brush Your Teeth After Drinking Dark Foods and Beverages
Coffee, wine, and tea are the biggest culprits of tooth stains, as are some types of foods like blackberries and blueberries. It’s a good idea to brush your teeth after eating or consuming these foods or beverages. You can also consider drinking tea, coffee, and wine through a straw to ensure that the liquid doesn’t contact your teeth.
3. Don’t Skip Your Six Month Cleanings
If you don’t already have your next oral hygiene appointment scheduled with Dr. Smillie, call us now to make one! Our oral hygienists will buff and polish your teeth, helping you maintain a bright, healthy smile.
4. Use A Whitening Toothpaste And Mouthwash (And Don’t Forget Flossing!)
Using a whitening toothpaste and mouthwash can help maintain the results of your professionally whitened teeth. The gentle whitening power of these consumer products can prevent yellowing or discolorations, and a proper oral hygiene routine has more than just cosmetic benefits.
5. Consider Touch-Up Treatments
If you find that your teeth are still becoming a bit dull or gathering stains, you may want to consider a touch-up treatment! These are usually only necessary every few years, and if you maintain good oral hygiene and follow the rest of our tips, you may not even need a touch-up at all!
Interested In Teeth Whitening? Come In Today!
If you haven’t already had your teeth whitened, come to Smillie Dental and we will brighten your smile in just a few hours. Teeth whitening is affordable, non-invasive, and efficient. Our happy patients leave us glowing reviews, and we’d be honored to have you as part of our patient family.
Whether you need your teeth to be whitened or a minor touch-up, we’re here to help. Schedule your appointment now at (386) 317-4754, or drop by our office for a visit at 5537 South Williamson Blvd, #675, Port Orange, Florida 32128.