Whitened Teeth Maintenance – Keep the Sheen

Nothing attracts attention quite like a glimmering, white smile. Here at Bedford Dental Group, we work hard to help our patients obtain exactly that type of smile. In fact, the Zoom! Whitening System is one of our most popular treatments we perform, whitening your teeth in less than an hour.
Once you’ve managed to get that perfect smile, the last thing you want to do is start staining your teeth again. You’ve put in a lot of work to get that smile. You need to maintain that newfound luster on your pearly whites.
Here are some steps you can take to protect your smile from the stains of everyday life.

  • Brush and Floss: Just because the Zoom! Whitening System can whiten your teeth doesn’t mean you are exempt from taking good care of them too. You need to maintain good oral hygiene, which includes brushing, flossing, and washing your mouth out with a good antiseptic mouthwash.
  • Consider Touch Up Methods: While whitening toothpastes can seldom do the job themselves, using one at least once or twice a week can help maintain the work done by our office and cut down on yellowing. In addition, taking part in regular dental exams gives our staff the ability to check in and perform touch-ups as needed.
  • Cut Down on Stain Causing Foods: Some foods contain compounds that naturally stain your teeth. These substances include coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, dark sodas like cola, or berries. Cutting down on these will help maintain that clean, white look. However, when you do consume these substances…
  • Rinse Afterwards: Brushing or rinsing shortly after consuming stain-causing foods greatly reduces the impact of those substances.

Taking care of your dental hygiene is the most important thing for your smile. That goes double for teeth that have just been whitened. Following these suggestions will help keep your teeth whiter for longer.

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