Your smile is something many people want to perfect. From straightening them with braces to whitening them for a brighter dazzling smile. We at Skin & Body Refinery would like to share how you can maintain the white smile we helped you achieve with our top-quality teeth whitening treatments.
Whitening Toothpaste Between Sessions
To touch up in between whitening sessions, we encourage our patients to use a whitening toothpaste. In order to naturally whiten teeth without harmful additives, when selecting a whitening toothpaste, look for one that contains natural ingredients like baking soda.
Avoid Foods & Drinks that Stain Teeth
Like most people, you are likely to start your day with coffee and a glass of red wine at the end of the night. These specific beverages, as well as cold glasses of cola, tea, and other staining substances should be avoided whenever possible. If these are your favorites, consider cutting back and brushing after consumption. Use a straw whenever possible to help prevent excessive contact to your teeth.
Drink More Water
Instead of coffee, tea, soda, or red wine, drinking more water going to help you avoid stains on your freshly whitened teeth. To keep your teeth natural clean, water is a natural way to speed up your mouths’ natural production of saliva. To help you have a constant reminder to drink more water, try getting in the habit of carrying around a reusable water bottle with you.
Tobacco products can cause tongue discoloration in addition to staining your teeth according to the American Dental Association. Quitting tobacco products can lead to drastic improvements for the appearance of your teeth as well as for your overall dental health as there many other negative impacts to oral risks associated with tobacco use; such as gum disease, oral cancer, dulled tasting abilities and slower healing after certain dental procedures.
What to Do for Pain after Teeth Whitening
In some instances, following teeth whitening treatments people may find their teeth are a little sensitivity. To supplement your normal oral hygiene habits, we would like to continue to list options to help reduce the pain your teeth may endure from the sensitivity.
1) Where it is good to use whitening toothpaste to maintain whiter teeth, incorporate sensitivity products that are formulated with potassium nitrate to relieve the pain associated with tooth sensitivity. You can either stick with the sensitivity toothpaste until your teeth for better before switching to whitening toothpaste, or you can alternate toothpastes.
2) Gum chewing. When chewing gum, it is proven through scientific study that more saliva is produced. The chewing can distract from the otherwise sensitive teeth.
3) Take a break from teeth whitening. If you are still in the midst of treatments, you can take a break to avoid further issues and strengthen your teeth before resuming treatments.