Posted on 9/30/2019 by Brian Rounds, DDS
|Whitening your teeth is a process, and sometimes you may have to go in for a few visits and not just one or two. If this is the case, you want to minimize the chances of doing something that can harm the whitening that is being done.
Our office provides the help needed to ensure that you keep your teeth as white as possible after the procedure. It is important that you follow the directions provided. You want to keep your teeth as white as possible, and these steps help you do just that.
Mistakes to Avoid After WhiteningOnce you have had your teeth whitened at our office, it is important that you don't run out and drink red wine or eat spaghetti with a deep red sauce. This can reduce the effects of the whitening. It is recommended that you brush and floss before getting your teeth whitened because you want to make sure that the whitening takes place. You then have to make sure that you wait the specific amount of time recommended to brush and floss once the whitening has been done.
Right after whitening, it is highly recommended that you stop smoking. This is because tobacco and nicotine can cause further issues on the outside of the teeth. This causes stains to form on the outside of the teeth. Reducing or stopping, if possible, is the best thing to do.
Speak with our office today if you want to schedule a time to come out to get your teeth cleaned and examined. We can provide the essentials needed to clean, whiten, and provide more information on how to keep your teeth as white as possible. Give us a call today to whiten your teeth and provide the help needed for a beautiful, better looking smile.