What To Do After Teeth Whitening

If you’ve recently had your teeth whitening procedure completed then you may be wondering what you can do to maintain that bright white smile. It’s summer and whether you just wanted a pearly white smile for self-confidence or to show up to some event looking your best, the last thing you want to do is see discoloration in the mirror. Today, our Edmond dentist is talking about simple tips you can follow to keep that smile bright after your teeth whitening.

1.) Brush & Floss Daily: It seems so simple to say this, but brushing and flossing every day will help you keep your teeth stain-free. At a minimum, you should brush your teeth after breakfast and once before bed. If you can, carry a toothbrush with you to work or out during your activities and try to brush after lunch, too.

2.) Limit Staining Beverages: If it is within you will to do so, our Edmond dentist would recommend avoiding coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks or fruit juices that can cause tooth discoloration. If complete avoidance is not a 100% possibility, limiting the intake of these beverages will help maintain your smile. Rinsing with water after consuming these drinks can reduce stains from settling.

3.) Visit Your Dentist: As an added bonus, visiting with your Edmond dentist for regular checkups is a great way to keep your summer smile looking its very best. Our Edmond dentist or hygienist will be able to polish away any surface stains with regular teeth cleanings. This can save you the cost of having to whiten your teeth again.

Our Edmond dentist takes pride in helping people achieve their whitest smiles. If you haven’t had a checkup since your last teeth whitening, we’re here for you! Call our office today to schedule your next appointment with Edmond dentist, Dr. Philip Gray. We can be reached at (405) 330-5458 or you can contact us online by clicking here.