You've just finished whitening your teeth, and you're finally enjoying the results of your dazzling new smile! You're probably interested in how you can maintain your pearly whites and keep them looking as bright as they are today.
Here are 3 things you can do to maintain your teeth whitening from our Elk Grove Village dental office:
Avoid Certain Foods and Beverages
Certain foods and beverages that are high in acids and bright in color tend to discolor teeth faster. You don't have to eliminate these foods or drinks from your diet completely; however, being aware of them and brushing after you consume them will help maintain your white teeth. Foods to look out for are:
- Tomato or marinara sauces
- Soy sauce
- Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries
- Coffee, tea, or dark colas
- Red wine
Regular Teeth Cleanings
Your routine cleaning appointments can help reduce staining and discoloration of your teeth. Visit your dental hygienist every six months to polish your teeth and remove the plaque buildup that causes issues like gum disease and tooth decay. Not only are these visits good for your oral health, they're also good for your sparkly smile.
Teeth Whitening in Elk Grove Village
Now that you've achieved your desired results, you can use your whitening trays at home to update whenever you like. It should only take one or two sessions to get back on track if you start to notice discoloration. You can always purchase additional whitening gel from your team at Elk Grove Smile Center, which makes it convenient to whiten before your next big event or vacation.
Dr. Advani wants to help you achieve your goals and desires for your smile. We can help you through the initial whitening process and beyond as you maintain your healthy new smile. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.