Stains, Stains, Go Away: How to Avoid Staining Your Newly Whitened Teeth
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
Having newly whitened teeth is the best way for you to spruce up your smile this spring. Here at our office, we offer both in-office and at-home whitening to help patients, like you, get a more vibrant white smile in virtually no time at all. After you leave our office, we encourage you to follow a few tips to ensure that the stains don’t come back.
Drink More Water
When it comes to your oral hygiene, water is basically your best friend. Water is not only sugar free, but it also encourages your mouths’ natural production of saliva. What does that mean for you? It means that it signals your mouth to make more saliva which your mouth’s natural defense against stains, cavities, plaque, tartar, germs and bacteria. As a suggestion, try carrying around a water bottle with you everywhere you go.
Watch What You Drink
You know to drink water but what about that nightly glass of red wine? Even though wine is good for your health because it contains heart healthy ingredients like resveratrol, it’s the fastest way to stain your teeth. Another thing to avoid if you want to ditch stains is coffee. Even though coffee is the best way to give you a much-needed pick-me-up in the morning, it can also stain your newly whitened teeth. Instead of red wine and coffee, try drinking white wine and green tea instead.
Brush More often
The more time that food and beverages have to sit on your teeth the more likely they are to stain them. Try brushing your teeth more often to avoid stains. If you can, try bringing a toothbrush and whitening toothpaste with you to work and brush your teeth in the middle of the day; this will also help you protect your teeth against cavities.
As you can see, there are several things that you can do to avoid staining your newly whitened teeth. If you want to learn a few more tips and tricks, contact us at our Tampa office today and call us at 813-922-3093.
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