Finally getting that perfect white smile is no longer a difficult process. Thanks to our latest technologies and getting that hollywood smile is just a treatment away. But of course, proper maintenance and aftercare are needed to ensure painless and long lasting results. Luckily, post-treatment care and maintenance are quite easy. Here are 5 tips to care for your teeth following your treatment.
Avoid eating cold foods
After the tooth whitening process, the teeth can be vulnerable to tooth sensitivity. This tooth sensitivity will last for about 3 days before full recovery. During this time it’s best to avoid eating cold foods since the temperature can irritate sensitive nerves and cause pain and nerve twitching in the teeth.
Avoid eating hot foods
Similarly, eating hot foods can also irritate the nerves and cause pain in the teeth. This goes for hot beverages as well so you may need to suffer through a luke-warm coffee in the mornings for a few days.
Avoid eating staining foods
Maintaining the whiteness of your teeth is a commitment and some food and beverages may hasten the discoloration of your teeth. Naturally, your whitened and brightened teeth will eventually begin to discolor again over time, however, eating and drinking food and beverages that contain heavy dark colors such as purple and red will make your teeth discolor faster and easier.
Some staining food and beverages include:
- Red Wine
- Fruit juices
- Soy Sauce
Avoid colored dental products
Food and beverages are not the only things that will stain your teeth again from being perfectly white. Brightly colored dental products like certain toothpastes and mouthwashes can also contribute to stained teeth. Red, blue, orange, and purple will stain your teeth faster and easier if you use products containing them. You may want to choose products that are generally white and light in color instead to help you keep your perfect white smile longer.
Avoid using tobacco products
Smoking and chewing tobacco products not only makes your overall health deteriorate, it also stains your teeth. In fact, tobacco products are known to be the most staining as people who use them usually seek more constant check-ups and tooth whitening treatments than those people who don’t. Avoiding the use of tobacco products is not such a bad idea! After all, it’s like hitting two birds with one stone in maintaining your teeth’s white color and keeping you healthy.
At Advance Skin Fitness, we offer BEYOND ® White Teeth Whitening and it is an effective and painless treatment that is guaranteed to remove the stains inside and out of the teeth. Amazingly, the effectiveness of the treatment usually lasts for 2 years. But keeping those white teeth can last shorter than 2 years if not maintained properly.