Can Whitening Toothpaste Help Keep Your Smile Bright After We Whiten Your Teeth?
Posted on 7/23/2020 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
People love it when we whiten their teeth in the office because the change is indeed dramatic. However, they may worry about maintaining that new sparkle if they drink coffee or cola. That is when they ask about whitening toothpastes. The information below can help you maintain your whiter and brighter smile after your teeth have been whitened.
How to Keep Your Whitened Teeth Stain-free
If you drink coffee or tea, or enjoy a cola from time to time, the best way to keep your teeth stain-free is to drink your cola with a straw or drink water consuming coffee or tea. When drinking with a straw, place the straw toward the back of the mouth, so the liquid will not wash over your front teeth. Take a small tube of fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush with you when you go to school or work as well. For example, you can find single-use mini-sized toothbrushes in the store that can be used when you are away from home. You don't have to rinse your mouth with water when you use the small temporary toothbrushes.
Other Measures to Take
To prevent the dulling of whitened teeth, stay away from abrasive foods or tooth polishes. You can keep your teeth white by using regular fluoride toothpaste. Also, make it a routine practice to visit our office for professional cleanings and exams twice a year. We can remove surface stains on the teeth when we clean your teeth. Therefore, you can maintain your whiter and brighter smile. Just make sure you follow a regular program of brushing and flossing. The best times to brush are right after breakfast and before bed. If you cannot brush, chew sugarless gum or drink water instead.
Would you like to know more about our in-office teeth whitening services? If so, give us a call today to find out about the procedure. If you have always wanted whiter teeth, now is the time to learn more about how we can help you transform your smile.
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Dr. Frank Sioda 18676 Williamette Dr. Suite 202 West Linn, OR 97068-1718