Teeth whitening is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to improve your smile appearance. White teeth can make you feel more confident, look younger and even boost your professional career. However, professional teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. In other words, your teeth can become stained and discolored again over time. Therefore, it is important for patients to understand how to maximize their teeth whitening investment and retain their results for as long as possible. Here are some things to consider:
Avoid Staining Culprits
First and foremost, try to avoid the staining agents that caused you to need teeth whitening in the first place. This may include tobacco use, drinking coffee or red wine or other habits. You don’t have to give up your morning coffee altogether. Instead be sure to rinse with water afterwards or better yet, use a straw!
Keep Your Teeth Clean
Maintaining proper dental hygiene is especially important. This prevents stains caused by plaque buildup. You also need to attend your routine six-month cleanings at your dentist, as these are necessary to remove stubborn stains and keep your teeth polished.
Most in-office teeth whitening treatments will require periodic touch-ups or maintenance. This can be done at home using custom trays and whitening gel provided by your dentist. Some patients, however, prefer to come in for another in-office session when the need arises.
To learn more about teeth whitening from Magnolia, please give us a call. After your treatment, we can more accurately guide you on how to preserve your dazzling bright smile.