Time, certain foods, tobacco products caffeinated drinks, wine and a variety of other things discolor teeth. If you have recently undergone teeth whitening, the chances are good that you will want to keep your teeth pearly white for as long as possible. Here are few tips to keep that smile looking pristine.
Daily Care — Basic daily care not only helps keep your gums healthy but will also keep your teeth white. Regularly brushing and flossing protects your teeth and prevents stains from building up on the tooth’s surface. Opt to use a toothpaste that is geared towards maintaining a white smile. Ideally, the toothpaste should also have fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel and lift away possible stains. Brush and floss your teeth after every meal. Some manufacturers sell tooth wipes and disposable toothbrushes to easily clean your teeth on the go.
Rinse — Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after you drink anything, especially coffee, soda, tea or wine.
Cleanings — Visit your dental hygienist for regular cleanings. The hygienist will also polish the surface of your teeth to remove stains and prevent buildup.
Straws — Drinking soda and other stain-causing drinks with a straw keeps the liquid away from the surface of your teeth and helps reduce the likelihood of staining.
Toothbrushes — Exchange your toothbrush for a new one every two or three months. No matter how hard you try to keep your toothbrush clean, over time bacteria builds up on the bristles. The bacteria can discolor teeth, irritate gums and cause bad breath.
Please contact us at Exquisite Smiles to schedule teeth whitening or make an appointment with a hygienist to keep your smile snow-white. We service the areas of South Attleboro, MA, Attleboro, MA, Cumberland, RI, Lincoln, RI, and Seekonk, MA.