Diamond Dental

How can I keep my teeth white after I have had professional teeth whitening?

Once you’ve invested in professional teeth whitening, you want to protect that investment by keeping your teeth as white and bright as possible. There are a couple of things you can do to make that happen.

First, if your teeth had become stained as a result of your lifestyle, change your habits. If you are a smoker or tobacco user, you should stop. Not only will you protect your overall health, but this will help your teeth stay whiter.

If you drink a lot of coffee or tea, or if you enjoy red wine, these are also quite staining. When you do imbibe, be sure to rinse your mouth with water right afterward to minimize the stains from forming.

Avoid foods that can stain your teeth as well, including berries and curries.

Second, follow up your in-office whitening treatment with our at-home custom whitening trays. Every few weeks, give yourself a “touch-up” treatment at home to help keep your teeth white and bright—well after your professional treatment at our office.

As always, stay on top of your regular visits to the dentist for examinations and cleanings at least once every six months. White teeth are nice to have, but you want to ensure they are healthy too! Call your Midwest City, OK dentist Diamond Dental if you are due for an examination and cleaning.