You’ve just had your teeth whitened at the dentist. They are radiantly white and you find yourself checking your reflection out in the mirror any chance you get. Like anything new and shiny, we want it to last as long as possible. The good news: it’s very possible to enjoy a whiter smile for months to years after your whitening procedure. Here are 3 rules to follow for longer-lasting white teeth!
- FOOD – The general rule is, if it can stain your clothes – it can stain your teeth. Avoid dark foods and drinks. For pastas, swap tomato based sauces for cream based sauces. For coffee lovers, swap black coffee for white coffee. Say YES to cheeses, yoghurt, crunchy vegetables, apples, pear, milk, nuts, potato, fish, chicken, meat, seafood…
- GO BACK TO BASICS – Another important but often taken-for-granted rule is to brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each time.
- GO TO THE YOUR DENTIST – Keep up your visits to the dentist – maintain your 6 monthly check up and clean to remove all those extrinsic stains that have accumulated over the months. Good riddance to plaque and calculus I say!
- TOP IT UP – Top up your whitening every 12-18 months with a whitening top-up kit that you get at the dentist. Wola! Your pearly white are all set for a long, happy life 🙂